What's new and planned for Power BI

This topic lists features that are planned to release from April 2020 through September 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
Visual personalization for users Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 20, 2020
DirectQuery support for Q&A Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020
Q&A synonym improvements End users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2020
Incremental refresh (general availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Filter pane migration End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 8, 2019 This feature is released. Apr 15, 2020
Theme editor global defaults Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 17, 2020
Conditional formatting for totals and subtotals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. May 6, 2020
Personalized Visualizations pane End users, automatically This feature is released. Sep 1, 2019 This feature is released. May 19, 2020
Drillthrough buttons Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. May 22, 2020 This feature is released. May 22, 2020
DirectQuery support for AI visuals End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jun 1, 2020
Decomposition tree (general availability) End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 3, 2020 This feature is released. Jun 1, 2020
Mobile report grid resolution Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020
Mobile report layout authoring enhancements Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020
Hierarchy slicer Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Jun 15, 2020
Office ribbon in Power BI Desktop (general availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Jun 18, 2020
Automatic page refresh (general availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020

Power BI Embedded

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Embed Power BI paginated reports into an application for your customers End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Nov 5, 2019 This feature is released. May 5, 2020
Extended developer tools and samples to support additional development platforms End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. May 30, 2020
Embedded AI - decomposition trees End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Nov 30, 2019 This feature is released. Jun 30, 2020
Embed Power BI in Jupyter notebook Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020
Power BI action bar in embedded applications for your organization ('User owns data' scenario) End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Sep 2020

Power BI Mobile

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
HoloLens v2 support End users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2020
Supporting auto refresh for mobile reports End users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2020
Bookmarks in Windows presentation mode End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020
Dark mode End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020

Power BI Service

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dataflows DirectQuery End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 -
Overload alerts Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 30, 2020
Capacity metrics app End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. May 1, 2020
Dataset refresh overview Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. May 1, 2020
Collaboration on Power BI in Microsoft Teams End users, automatically Jun 2020
Allowing Power BI to leverage advanced Azure networking features Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020
Automated template apps installation and configuration End users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2020
Azure Monitor integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020
Power BI dataflows and Azure Data Lake Storage integration at workspace level End users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2020
Power BI visual monitoring Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020 -
Support for cloud data sources behind VNets Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020
Migration tooling for paginated reports Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
In-place app update End users, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Copy and paste visuals into other applications End users, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 15, 2020
Data lineage Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019 This feature is released. Apr 15, 2020
Improved RDL feature parity for paginated reports in Power BI Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. May 1, 2020
Shared and certified datasets (general availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. May 21, 2020
Data protection End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Oct 31, 2019 This feature is released. May 31, 2020
New look End users, automatically - Jul 2020
New Power BI geos - Germany, China, Switzerland, and Norway Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Aug 2020
Deployment pipeline - develop, test, and deploy workspace content Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. May 5, 2020 Aug 2020
Organizational visuals as out-of-the-box visuals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020
XMLA read/write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020
Recommended template apps End users, automatically Aug 2020 Sep 2020
Managing Microsoft AppSource visuals End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 27, 2020 To be announced

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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