What's new in Power BI Desktop?
December 2019 Update (2.76.5678.661)
Our December updates are as fun as a bobsled ride down a snow-covered hill.
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The links beside each feature in the Power BI Desktop update list are interpreted as follows:
- [blog]: Most features are explained in a section in the monthly update blog post.
- [video]: Some features have a video excerpt that discusses the feature, which plays in a new browser tab.
- [article]: Some features have an article that provides more detail.
- The remaining features are self-explanatory and don't need an article or video.
You can also watch the entire Power BI Desktop monthly update video.
The following updates are new to Power BI Desktop this month:
- Customize the current theme (preview) [video] [article] [blog]
- Export the current theme (preview) [video] [article] [blog]
- Setting table column or matrix value as a custom URL [video] [blog]
- KPI visual formatting settings [video] [blog]
- New decomposition tree formatting [video] [blog]
- Filter pane toggle button in the new ribbon [video] [blog]
- Automatic page refresh query details [video] [blog]
- Personalizing the Visuals pane (generally availability) [video] [blog]
- New custom visuals [video] [blog]
- Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connector (generally availability) [video] [blog]
- Power Platform Dataflows connector (generally availability) [video] [article] [blog]
- PostgreSQL connector now includes the Npgsql provider [video] [blog]
- AtScale connector (general availability) [video] [blog]
- Azure Time Series Insights connector [video] [blog]
- Data Virtuality connector [video] [blog]
- Zucchetti HR Infinity connector [video] [blog]
- Omnichannel insights for Dynamics 365 [video] [blog]
- Customer service analytics for Dynamics 365 [video] [blog]
- Microsoft Forms Pro for Customer Services [video] [blog]
For detailed information about each of these new features, see Power BI Desktop November 2019 feature summary.
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Power BI Desktop monthly update video
The following video describes each of these updates. You can also watch this video from the blog post:
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Updates for previous months
Looking for Power BI Desktop updates for previous months? You can find them in the Power BI Desktop monthly updates archive.