Microsoft announces October Power BI Desktop update

Microsoft today announced the release of the October Power BI Desktop update. This new update comes with several exciting new features including new reporting features, date slicer and snap to grid. They have also included several new analytical features including grouping and a top N filter.

Here’s the complete list of October updates:

Report View:

  • Date slicer
  • Report gridlines and snap to grid (Preview)
  • Data label improvements
  • Map formatting options
  • Improved date axis range formatting


  • Grouping
  • Binning
  • Top N filter
  • Include/Exclude data points
  • R-powered custom visuals

Data Connectors:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials
  • Mixpanel

Query Editing Improvements:

  • Support for table parameters in “Invoke Function” dialog

Other Improvements:

  • Diagnostic information in the “About” dialog

Read more about these features in detail here.

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