Power BI Desktop December Update released with Cross-highlighting for bookmarks and more

Microsoft yesterday released the December Update for Power BI Desktop with improved Bookmarking features such as Cross-highlighting for bookmarks and more. Bookmarking allows users to save interesting states as part of their report. Users can use bookmarks to pick up where they left off in their analysis, for organizing presentations of their report, and more. This update adds the ability to drill to filter other visuals on the page

Find the full list of new features coming in this update below.


  • Q&A for report creation
  • Cross-highlighting for bookmarks
  • More bookmark flexibility
  • Field properties pane and field descriptions
  • Scatter visual from x- & y-axis groupings
  • High density sampling for maps based on latitude and longitude
  • Responsive slicers
  • New custom visuals
    • Card Browser
    • Table Heatmap
    • Data Image by CloudScope
    • Power KPI Matrix
    • Text Filter
    • ChartAccent – LineChart
    • ChartAccent – BarChart


  • Drill filters other visuals

Data connectivity

  • Adobe Analytics connector
  • HDInsight Interactive Query connector
  • Data.World connector
  • SAP BW connector improvements:
    • Support for connecting to an SAP BW Message Server
    • Support for Windows Authentication
  • IBM Netezza connector is now generally available

Read about these features in detail here.

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