Microsoft announces Power BI Desktop April Update

Microsoft today released the April Update for Power BI Desktop with no. of new features. They have added preview support for Spanish language for Q&A. They are previewing a major update to the Quick Calcs experience with the new Quick measures. You can also find updates for both data connectivity and query editing, including allowing you to connect to datasets on the Power BI service, so you can create your model just once and use it in multiple reports. Here’s the complete list of April updates: Report view

  • Rename axis titles
  • New matrix visual enhancements: column sorting, column resizing, and word wrapping (preview)

Analytics

  • Quick measures and show value as (preview)
  • Q&A in Spanish (preview)

Data connectivity

  • Connect to datasets in the Power BI service (preview)
  • Redshift Connector: beta support & publish to Power BI service
  • SAP HANA & BW Connectors: enhancements to parameter input experience

Query editing

  • Add column by example
  • Split column (by delimiter/number of characters) into rows
  • Group by – basic mode
  • Go to column

Read about these features in detail here.

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