What's new and planned for Power BI

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2020 through March 2021. 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

Helping report creators analyze data, find insights, and visually communicate to their users.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Lasso select for datapoints End users, automatically Oct 2020
On-canvas watermarks End users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 2020
User editing of DirectQuery query parameters End users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 2020
Visual axis zooming End users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 2020
Small multiples visual End users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 2020
Composite models over Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis Services Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Nov 2020
Power Automate visual End users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020
Apply all button for report filters End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. May 26, 2020 Oct 2020
Q&A synonym improvements End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Dec 2020
DirectQuery support for Q&A Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Jan 2021

Power BI Embedded

Embed stunning, fully interactive reports and visuals into your applications.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Add filter options to the Export to File API End users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020
New Power BI Embedded developers playground End users, automatically Jan 2021
Embed Power BI in Jupyter notebook Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Mar 2021

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
Split view support for iPad End users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 Mar 2021

Power BI Service

In order to build a data culture, everyone needs to be able to discover and collaborate on insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Data lineage and impact analysis enhancements Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Oct 2020 -
Endorsement of Power BI reports and apps Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Oct 2020 -
Power BI data as an Excel data type End users, automatically Oct 2020 -
Analyze in Power BI from SharePoint lists End users, automatically Dec 2020
Data protection enhancements End users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020
Performance Accelerator for Azure Synapse Analytics Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jan 2021
Deployment pipelines - automation and Azure DevOps integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2021 -
Support for paginated reports in deployment pipelines Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2021
Overload alerts Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2020
Ability for Power BI administrators to upgrade classic workspaces to V2 workspaces End users, automatically - Oct 2020
Dataset refresh overview Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2020
New look rollout to all users End users, automatically - Oct 2020
Connect to Power BI datasets directly in Excel End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Enhanced export and subscription support for Power BI reports End users, automatically Oct 2020 Oct 2020
Advanced network isolation preview Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 2020
XMLA read/write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 2020
Datasets larger than 10 GB in Power BI Premium Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Dec 2020
Power BI dataflows and Azure Data Lake Storage integration at workspace level End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Dec 2020
Azure Monitor integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Jan 2021
Power BI Report Server January release End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Jan 2021
Dataflows DirectQuery End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Mar 2021
Power BI Premium per user End users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 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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