What's new in the latest Power BI Desktop update?
April 2019 Update (2.68.5432.361)
Our March updates are packed full of compelling and useful updates, and we hope these improvements make you feel as lucky as finding a four-leaf clover.
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 even though the version numbering may differ between the two, 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:
- Filter pane improvements [video] [article] [blog]
- Conditional formatting for visual titles [video] [article] [blog]
- Conditional formatting for web URL actions for buttons, shapes and images [video] [blog]
- Drillthrough across reports [video] [article] [blog]
- Key Influencers visual now supports continuous analysis for numeric targets [video] [blog]
- Python support not generally available [video] [blog]
- Partial synonym matching for terms in Q&A [video] [blog]
- One new custom visual [blog]
- Power BI dataflows connector now generally available [video] [blog]
- Oracle Essbase connector now supports DirectQuery, and is generally available [video] [blog]
- PDF connector now generally available [video] [blog]
- Web By Example connector - automatic table inference [video] [blog]
- Intersystems IRIS connector [video] [blog]
- Indexima connector [video] [blog]
- Luminis InformationGrid connector [video] [blog]
- Solver BI360 connector [video] [blog]
- Paxata connector [video] [blog]
- Data Profiling enhancements and general availability [video] [blog]
- Fuzzy merge performance enhancements and general availability [video] [blog]
- M Intellisense supported in formula bar and custom column dialog, and is generally available [video] [blog]
- Power BI Paginated Report Builder [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 channel describes and shows each of these updates. You can also see the videos from the blog post.
Like learning about Power BI through videos and other engaging content? Check out the following collection of video sources and content.
- Power BI channel - Power BI on YouTube
- Guided Learning for Power BI - a sequential learning tour of Power BI, in bite-size pieces
Previous months' updates
Looking for previous months' updates? You can find them in the Power BI Desktop Monthly Updates archive article.
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