Summary of what's new in business intelligence

This topic lists the Power BI features planned for release between October 2018 and March 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.

Power BI Desktop

Feature Release type Date
Quick Insights for non-additive measures General Availability October 15, 2018
Search in filter cards General Availability October 15, 2018
Expand and collapse in matrix visual General Availability November 12, 2018
Copy and paste across reports General Availability November 12, 2018
Accessibility - Users can interact with Power BI Desktop via keyboard navigation and screen reader General Availability December 11, 2018
Smart alignment guides General Availability December 11, 2018
Per-report control of export General Availability December 11, 2018
New filtering experience Public Preview November 13, 2018
Expression-based formatting Public Preview April 2019

Power BI Service

Feature Release type Date
Home Public Preview October 2018
Subscribe Others to Emails - Subscribe other users or distribution lists to scheduled emails of reports and dashboards General Availability October 2018
Admin APIs General Availability October 2018
PowerApps Custom Visual - BI creators are now able to consume PowerApps within their Power BI Reports in production solutions. Report creators can now refresh their Power BI reports from PowerApps unlocking many more ways to work transactionally with data warehouses within reports. BI creators also have simplified sharing options with their apps and reports. General Availability October 2018
Self-service data prep with dataflows Public Preview November 7, 2018
Azure integration Public Preview November 2018
Computed entities Public Preview November 7, 2018
Linked entities Public Preview November 7, 2018
Dataflow refresh Public Preview November 7, 2018
Dataflows on Premium capacity Public Preview November 7, 2018
Workspaces with Azure AD groups Public Preview October 2018
Multi-Geo for compliance (Power BI Premium) General Availability March 2019
Query acceleration for large datasets (Power BI Premium) Public Preview October 2018
Paginated reports (Power BI Premium) Public Preview November 7, 2018
XMLA endpoint for third-party client connectivity and monitoring Public Preview March 2019
Ask related questions using Q&A General Availability November 2018
Personal bookmarks General Availability December 2018
Secure embed codes General Availability January 2019
Customizable app navigation General Availability February 2019
Shared and certified datasets Public Preview March 2019
Export enhancements General Availability March 2019
Email subscription enhancements General Availability March 2019

Power BI Mobile

Feature Release type Date
Remote configuration for Report Server General Availability October 2018
Drillthrough General Availability October 2018
Dashboard-level commenting General Availability October 2018
Consuming reports with shared filters (bookmarks) General Availability October 2018
Single sign-on for Windows devices General Availability October 2018
Mobile shared credentials General Availability October 2018
Copy values General Availability December 2018
Windows presentation mode for large screens General Availability January 2019
Paginated Reports (RDL) Public Preview October 2018

Power BI Service Apps

Feature Release type Date
APIs to manage and embed Power BI Service Apps Public Preview February 2019
Embedding Power BI content from Power BI Service Apps Public Preview February 2019
Installing Power BI Service Apps Public Preview February 2019
Personalization Public Preview February 2019
Create a Power BI Service App package Public Preview February 2019
Update an existing app Public Preview February 2019

Power BI Custom Visuals

Feature Release type Date
Accessibility support for custom visuals General Availability October 2018
Certified custom visuals in the marketplace General Availability October 31, 2018
Custom visual support for bookmarks General Availability October 2018
Custom visual support for persistent filters General Availability October 2018
Custom visual support for report tooltips General Availability October 2018
Organization visuals General Availability October 2018
Performance improvements General Availability October 2018

Power BI Embedded

Feature Release type Date
Enable developers to troubleshoot General Availability October 2018
Integration with Azure Diagnostics General Availability October 2018
Integration with Azure Service Health General Availability October 2018
New developer portal General Availability October 2018
New metrics for Azure load monitoring General Availability October 2018
Visual configuration General Availability October 2018
Workspace Collections deprecation General Availability October 2018
Enable an app to programmatically use slicers General Availability October 2018
Multi-region support Public Preview October 2018
Supporting Azure Active Directory application authentication Public Preview October 2018
Upgraded workspaces Public Preview October 2018

Power BI Report Server

Feature Release type Date
Support for new features of Power BI reports General Availability January 2019
Row-level security (RLS) General Availability January 2019

Azure Analysis Services

Feature Release type Date
Resource governance General Availability October 2018
MDX column controls General Availability October 2018