Episode 130 – The final version of Power BI Desktop. This Year.
This is episode 130 recorded on December 20, 2019 where John & Jason walk through the latest version of Power BI Desktop, which includes a theme editor, data URLs, and more.
Dec 2019 Desktop Features
- Customize current theme (preview)
- Export current theme
- Setting table column or matrix value as a custom URL
- KPI visual formatting settings
- New decomposition tree formatting
- Filter pane toggle button in the new ribbon
- Automatic Page Refresh query details (preview)
- Personalization of the visualization pane is now generally available
- New xViz visuals
- Hierarchy tree
- Bullet chart
- Parallel Coordinates
- Gantt chart
- New Zebra BI visuals
- Zebra BI charts
- Zebra BI tables
- Drill Down Combo Bar PRO by ZoomCharts
- Annotated Bar by Queryon
- Tachometer 5 Ranges
- ValQ licensing updates
- Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connector is now generally available
- Power Platform Dataflows connector
- PostgreSQL connector now includes the Npgsql provider
- AtScale connector is now generally available
- Azure Time Series Insights connector
- Data Virtuality connector
- Zucchetti HR Infinity connector
- Omnichannel insights for Dynamics 365
- Customer service analytics for Dynamics 365
- Microsoft Forms Pro for Customer Service
User Voice Picks
It would be great if Power BI could read files in AVRO format from Azure Blob Storage
This is very important. Event hub persists data in a complex Avro format that is difficult to work with in tools like Data Factory. Now that Power BI supports Azure Data Lake Gen 2, this is a natural extension. We need AVRO support!
Please allow the connection to Dataflows’ entities from Excel’s Power Query.
There are many cases when customers use Excel and not Power BI. But Dataflows can make the refresh process much faster for them.