Microsoft announces Power BI Desktop March Update

Microsoft yesterday released the March Update for Power BI Desktop with new features, including textbox font color, several visual improvements, report theming, a numeric range slicer, and more.

Here’s the complete list of March updates:

Report view

  • Report theming preview
  • New matrix visual preview
  • Textbox font color
  • Numeric range slicer preview
  • Percent of total on pie and donut chart data labels
  • Cross-highlight using multiple series


  • Clustering is now generally available

Data connectivity

  • New Connector: Azure Analysis Services
  • Azure Data Lake Store connector is now generally available
  • DB2 connector: option to specify package collection
  • Combine binaries: ability to specify sample file to use

Query editing

  • Split column by delimiter: automatic detection of delimiter character

Read about these features in detail here.

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