What's new and planned for Business intelligence

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2019 through March 2020. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy).

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the day of release.

Power BI

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Datasets larger than 10 GB in Power BI Premium Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
Admin usage metrics Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically December 2019
XMLA read/write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically December 2019
Time series forecasting using automated machine learning in Power BI End users by admins, makers, or analysts January 2020
Entity detection and OCR Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
Home customization End users by admins, makers, or analysts October 2019
New Microsoft Flow actions Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
New experience for report consumption End users, automatically July 24, 2019 October 2019
Export AutoML models from Power BI to Jupyter Notebook or Azure Notebooks End users by admins, makers, or analysts October 2019
Organizational visuals as out-of-the-box visuals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically December 2019
Power BI Q&A – feedback loop Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019 February 2020
Power BI Q&A – visual Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019 February 2020
Power BI Q&A tooling – train by example Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019 February 2020
Power BI app navigation (General Availability) End users by admins, makers, or analysts May 20, 2019 February 2020
Data lineage capabilities Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019 To be announced
Data protection End users by admins, makers, or analysts October 2019 To be announced

Power BI Desktop

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Automatic page refresh Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
Office ribbon in Power BI Desktop Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically December 2019
Object grouping Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
PowerApps custom visual as core visual Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically October 2019
Personalized Visualizations pane End users, automatically December 2019
Decomposition tree End users, automatically October 2019 January 2020

Power BI Embedded

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Scale out with Azure capacity resources End users by admins, makers, or analysts October 2019
Create visuals on the fly End users by admins, makers, or analysts May 01, 2019 October 2019
Embed paginated reports End users by admins, makers, or analysts July 01, 2019 October 2019
Embedded AI End users by admins, makers, or analysts July 01, 2019 October 2019

Power BI Mobile

Power BI Mobile continues to support data-driven cultures within organizations by providing access to business data, anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Barcode scanning (Android) End users, automatically October 2019
Bookmarks (iOS, Android) End users, automatically October 2019
Model translation (Android, iOS, Windows) End users by admins, makers, or analysts October 2019
Native secured access (Android, iOS) End users, automatically October 2019
Mobile Home (Android, iOS) End users, automatically September 2019 October 2019

Power BI Report Server

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Power BI Report Server January 2020 update Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically January 2020

Power BI template apps

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
In-place app update End users, automatically August 2019 October 2019
Unattended app installation End users by admins, makers, or analysts August 2019 October 2019

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • End users, automatically – These features include change(s) to the user experience for end users and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically – These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • End users by admins, makers, or analysts – These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their end users.

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