What's new in the latest Power BI Desktop update?

June 2018 Update (2.59.5135.101)

The sun is shining on this month's updates, with features and improvements that will warm up your reports and let you bask in the insights they provide.

You can now download the latest version of Power BI Desktop. If you're running Windows 10, you can also get Power BI Desktop from the Windows Store. The monthly versions are the same, regardless of which way you install Power BI Desktop. See this article for more information.

The links beside each update mean the following:

  • [video] excerpts play in a new browser tab, when the feature is being discussed.
  • Some features have an [article] that provides more detail.
  • Most features are explained in the monthly update [blog] post.
  • Lastly, some features are self-explanatory and don't need and article or video.

You can also watch the Latest Updates video from the beginning, right inside this article, by clicking on the play icon on the video image found below the list of updates.

The following updates are new to Power BI Desktop this month:


Custom visuals


Data connectivity

  • SAP BusinessWarehouse connector improvements (new driver and improved performance, plus improved support for hierarchy variables) [video] [article] [blog]
  • Spark connector now supports Windows Authentication [video] [blog]
  • OData V4 connector enhancements [video] [blog]
  • ODBC connector improvements (folding support for Top Rows, ability to filter navigation by DSN catalog) [video] [blog]



You can also check out all the data sources available to Power BI Desktop; our list is always growing, so check back often.

Want more information about these updates? Take a look at the blog post, where you can get more detailed information about each of these new features (this is the same blog post references in the list above).

The following video describes and shows each of these updates. You can also see the video from the blog post.


You might also be interested in learning what's new in the Power BI service, and also check out what's new in the mobile apps for Power BI.

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Previous months' updates

Looking for previous months' updates? You can find them in the Power BI Desktop Monthly Updates archive article.