Microsoft releases November Power BI Desktop update

Power BI Windows

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of the November Power BI Desktop update. This new update comes with several exciting new features including new newest analytics feature, clustering. They have also added several new table and matrix improvements. Watch the video demo below.


Here’s the complete list of November updates:

Report View

  • Dropdown slicer
  • Hierarchical axis
  • Matrix conditional formatting
  • Table & matrix column formatting
  • Axis label and title color control
  • Mobile reports scrolling


  • Clustering (preview)
  • Forecasting – now available on Power BI on the web
  • Groups – ribbon entry point

Data Connectors

  • Spark DirectQuery
  • OData connector – folding of expand record operations
  • Enhanced “combine binaries” experience
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Web connector updates

Query Editing Improvements

  • Improved “function authoring” experience
  • Support for percentage data type
  • Maximize/Restore buttons in the Navigator and Query Dependencies dialogs

Read more about these features in detail here.