What's new and planned for Power BI

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.

This check mark (This feature is released. ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for general availability.

Power BI Desktop

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Automatic page refresh Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 14, 2019
Office ribbon in Power BI Desktop Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Nov 12, 2019
Object grouping Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Oct 14, 2019
Power Apps custom visual as core visual Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Oct 14, 2019
Theme editor global defaults Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Feb 2020
Decomposition tree End users, automatically This feature is released. Nov 1, 2019 To be announced

Power BI Embedded

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
API to export report to PowerPoint, PDF, and JPEG End users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2020 -
Embed paginated reports for your organization (SaaS embed) End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jul 1, 2019 This feature is released. Oct 10, 2019
Embedded AI - decomposition trees End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Mar 2020
SaaS embed ArcGIS maps (Esri) End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Mar 2020
Embed paginated reports for your customers (PaaS embed) End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Nov 5, 2019 Mar 2020

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
HoloLens v2 support End users, automatically Mar 2020
New look with new navigation and home page (iOS, Android) End users, automatically This feature is released. Sep 1, 2019 This feature is released. Dec 15, 2019
Bookmarks (iOS, Android) End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Dec 31, 2019
Siri shortcuts (iOS) End users, automatically This feature is released. Jun 2, 2019 This feature is released. Dec 31, 2019
Bookmark in Windows presentation mode and slideshow End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Mar 2020
Power BI RS reports - Windows app support End users, automatically - Mar 2020
Report multi select in the mobile app End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Mar 2020
Android shortcuts End users, automatically Jan 2020 Mar 2020

Power BI Report Server

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

Power BI Service

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Data protection End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Nov 4, 2019 -
Datasets larger than 10 GB in Power BI Premium Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Nov 4, 2019 -
Admin usage metrics Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020
Export AutoML models from Power BI to Jupyter Notebook or Azure Notebooks End users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 2020 -
XMLA read/write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 -
Power BI Q&A – visual Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 14, 2019 This feature is released. Oct 14, 2019
Home customization End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Oct 2019
New Power Automate actions Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Oct 31, 2019
Cross-report drill through End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Nov 1, 2019
Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Jan 2020
Update to Microsoft Teams integration End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Jan 2020
Bring your own encryption keys Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Feb 2020
Power BI app navigation (General Availability) End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. May 20, 2019 Feb 2020
New experience for report consumption End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 24, 2019 Mar 2020
Template Apps Editors choice in Power BI End users, automatically Feb 2020 Mar 2020
Data lineage capabilities Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019 To be announced
Power BI Q&A – feedback loop Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 9, 2019 To be announced
Power BI Q&A tooling – train by example Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 9, 2019 To be announced
Deployment pipeline - develop, test, and deploy workspace content Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 To be announced

Power BI template apps

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Unattended template app installation (admin) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 -

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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