What’s new and planned for business intelligence

This topic lists features that are planned to release between April and September 2019. Previews for some features will start in February 2019.

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

When a month is used in the Date column, the feature will be delivered sometime within that month. The delivery date can be any day within that month, not just on the first day of the month.

For a list of the regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, see the International availability guide.

Note

For information about Power BI features releasing before April 2019, see the October 2018 release notes.

Power BI Desktop

Feature Release type Date
Connector for LinkedIn Sales Navigator Public Preview June 2019
Improved relationship view General Availability April 2019
New filter experience General Availability April 2019
Drill through to another report Public Preview April 2019
Expression-based formatting Public Preview April 2019
Performance analyzer for reports Public Preview May 2019

Power BI Service

Feature Release type Date
End user consumption
Power BI Home and global search General Availability September 2019
App navigation Public Preview March 2019
Management, collaboration, and distribution
New workspaces General Availability May 2019
Shared and certified datasets Public Preview March 2019
Enterprise BI
Third-party BI tool connectivity for read-only scenarios (XML/A) * Public Preview February 2019
Paginated reports feature updates * Public Preview April 2019
Enhanced email subscriptions General Availability April 2019
Premium metrics * General Availability August 2019
Metadata translations for AS models General Availability May 2019
Report commenting General Availability April 2019
SAP variables General Availability April 2019
Additional Power BI geos and regions * General Availability September 2019
Power BI Dataflows
Self-service data prep with dataflows General Availability April 2019
Azure integration Public Preview April 2019
Computed entities * General Availability April 2019
Incremental dataflow refresh * General Availability April 2019
Dataflows on Premium capacity * General Availability April 2019
Linked entities * General Availability April 2019
Large-scale data compute engine * Public Preview April 2019
New diagram view to visualize dataflow dependencies Public Preview April 2019
Pervasive Artificial Intelligence for BI
Azure ML Integration General Availability April 2019
Automated ML: Binary and multiclass classification models * Public Preview April 2019
Cognitive Services Integration (Premium) * General Availability April 2019
Insights – Key influencers General Availability April 2019
Q&A - AutoSuggestions General Availability April 2019
Q&A - Did you mean General Availability April 2019
Q&A - Follow-up questions General Availability April 2019
Python support in the service General Availability April 2019

* This feature requires Power BI Premium.

Power BI Mobile

Feature Release type Date
B2B support General Availability April 2019
Home General Availability April 2019
Report commenting General Availability April 2019
Portrait orientation in tablet experience General Availability April 2019

Power BI Template Apps

Feature Release type Date
Self-service builder experience for template apps Public Preview February 2019
Self-service creation of a Power BI template app in AppSource Public Preview February 2019
Power BI tenant admin control (Governance) Public Preview February 2019
Template app customization and personalization Public Preview February 2019

Power BI Custom Visuals

Feature Release type Date
Custom visual policy in desktop General Availability April 2019
Custom visual favorites General Availability April 2019
Freemium visuals enabled through AppSource General Availability April 2019
Power BI admins can restrict usage to certified visuals only General Availability April 2019

Power BI Embedded

Feature Release type Date
Multi-geo ** General Availability April 2019
Dataset sharing and dynamic binding ** General Availability April 2019
Themes API General Availability April 2019
Report loading time improvements General Availability April 2019
Developer tools General Availability April 2019
Export data programmatically General Availability April 2019
Embed Q&A with row-level security General Availability April 2019
Scheduled refresh API General Availability April 2019
Service principal authentication ** Public Preview April 2019

** This feature requires Power BI Premium or Power BI Embedded (A SKU). More information: FAQs for Power BI Embedded

Power BI Report Server

Feature Release type Date
Power BI Report Server May 2019 Update General Availability May 2019
Export to Excel for Power BI reports General Availability September 2019
PowerPivot model refresh General Availability September 2019