What's new and planned for Power BI

This topic lists features that are planned to release from April 2021 through September 2021. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to 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 date of release.

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

Power BI Embedded

Quickly and easily embed interactive customer-facing reports, dashboards, and analytics into your applications by using and branding Power BI as your own.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Embed Power BI in Jupyter notebook Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 25, 2021
Export Power BI report to PDF/PPTX/PNG - API Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 1, 2020 Sep 2021
Add filter options to the Export to File API Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 25, 2021 Sep 2021
Add visual export option to the Export to File API Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 25, 2021 Sep 2021
Power BI Embedded Gen2 Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 9, 2021 Sep 2021
New Power BI Embedded developers playground Users, automatically Feb 26, 2021 Sep 2021

Power BI Premium

New Power BI Premium features help organizations accelerate the delivery of insights at scale, meeting the most demanding needs of an enterprise.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Data protection enhancements Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 30, 2021 -
Power BI Goals Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 1, 2021
Streaming dataflows Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jun 15, 2021
Goals automated status rules Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 16, 2021
Automatic aggregations Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 30, 2021
Goal level permissions Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021
Goals actions and triggers for Power Automate Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021
Enhanced refresh history Users, automatically - Apr 1, 2021
Azure Data Lake Storage workspace level attach (general availability) Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 1, 2021
Power BI Report Server May release Users by admins, makers, or analysts - May 27, 2021
Advanced network isolation (general availability) Users by admins, makers, or analysts May 2021 Jun 2021
Dataflows DirectQuery Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 1, 2021 Jul 1, 2021
Deployment pipelines - assign a workspace to all pipeline stages Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2021
Power BI Report Server September release Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Sep 2021
Dataset refresh overview Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2, 2020 Sep 2021
Premium Gen 2 Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jan 24, 2021 Sep 2021
ODBC connectivity support for paginated reports Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 31, 2021 Sep 2021
Deployment pipelines - automation and Azure DevOps/GitHub integration Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 25, 2021 Sep 2021
Long term historical and near real time performance and usage analytics Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jun 30, 2021 To be announced
Deployment pipelines - dataflows support Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jun 15, 2021 To be announced

Power BI Pro

Power BI Pro allows users to discover and collaborate on insights and makes it easier than ever to work with data.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Power BI Microsoft Teams app enhancements Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 1, 2021
Sharing links for Power BI reports Users, automatically Apr 5, 2021
Power Automate visual Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 15, 2021
Data lineage, impact, and API enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 30, 2021 -
Admin APIs to help identify who has access to what Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jul 29, 2021
Goals in Power BI Mobile Users by admins, makers, or analysts Aug 2021
Visual formatting for mobile optimized reports Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 -
Support to read the latest Common Data Model manifest Users, automatically - Apr 1, 2021
View dataflow entities as a non-owner Users, automatically - Apr 1, 2021
Split view support for iPad Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Apr 30, 2021
Support for modal dialog boxes for Power BI custom visuals Users, automatically - May 11, 2021
App centric template app update Users, automatically - May 31, 2021
Power BI dataset discovery hub Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 15, 2020 May 31, 2021
Refresh notifications to non-owners Users, automatically - Jun 1, 2021
Smart narratives (general availability) Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 22, 2020 Jun 1, 2021
Anomaly detection (general availability) Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 16, 2020 Jun 1, 2021
Anomaly detection support on Power BI Mobile apps Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 1, 2020 Jun 1, 2021
Quick create Users, automatically Dec 31, 2020 Jun 2021
Background validation for dataflows Users, automatically - Sep 2021

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

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

  • 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 users.

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