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.

Note

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

Power BI Desktop

Feature Release type Date
Improved relationship view General Availability March 12, 2019
Drill through to another report Public Preview April 10, 2019
Expression-based formatting Public Preview April 10, 2019
Performance analyzer for reports General Availability May 17, 2019
Visual-level filtering in slicers General Availability June 10, 2019
New filter experience General Availability July 2019
Icon sets General Availability July 2019
New default theme General Availability September 2019
Theme editor: Global defaults General Availability September 2019
Key influencers visualization General Availability September 2019
Object grouping General Availability September 2019

Power BI Service

Feature Release type Date
End user consumption
Power BI Home General Availability September 2019
App navigation Public Preview May 2019
Management, collaboration, and distribution
New workspace experiences: General availability and migration General Availability May 2019
Shared and certified datasets Public Preview June 2019
Viewer role General Availability July 2019
Upgrade classic workspaces to the new workspace experience General Availability September 2019
Enterprise BI
Third-party BI tool connectivity for read-only scenarios (XML/A) * Public Preview March 2019
Paginated reports feature updates * Public Preview April 2019
Enhanced email subscriptions General Availability April 2019
Premium metrics * General Availability August 2019
Report commenting General Availability April 2019
SAP variables General Availability August 2019
Additional Power BI geos and regions * General Availability September 2019
Help and support settings Public Preview March 2019
Report performance metrics General Availability August 2019
Managed distribution General Availability July 2019
New refresh scenarios General Availability June 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 June 2019
New diagram view to visualize dataflow dependencies Public Preview April 2019
Pervasive Artificial Intelligence for BI
Azure ML Integration General Availability June 2019
Automated ML: Binary and multiclass classification models * Public Preview April 2019
Cognitive Services Integration (Premium) * General Availability June 2019
Insights – Key influencers General Availability September 2019

* This feature requires Power BI Premium.

Power BI Mobile

Feature Release type Date
B2B support General Availability March 31, 2019
Report commenting General Availability May 10, 2019
Portrait orientation in tablet experience General Availability March 31, 2019
Siri shortcuts (iOS) Public Preview June 2019
Viewing Report Server’s PBIX reports with AD FS and WAP configuration (iOS, Android) General Availability September 2019

Power BI Template Apps

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

Power BI Custom Visuals

Feature Release type Date
Custom visual policy in desktop General Availability April 2019
Custom visual favorites General Availability June 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
Power BI Report Server September 2019 update General Availability September 2019
Export to Excel for Power BI reports General Availability September 2019

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