Episode 134: 2020 Foresight

This is episode 134 recorded on January 28th, 2020 where John & Jason walk through the Power Platform 2020 Release Wave 1 Plan in excruciating detail.

Show Notes

Power Platform: 2020 release wave 1 plan

Here are the key dates for the 2020 release wave 1.

Milestone Date Description
Release plans available Jan 27, 2020 Learn about the new capabilities coming in the 2020 release wave 1 (April 2020 – September 2020) across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.
Early access available Feb 3, 2020 Test and validate new features and capabilities that will be a part of the 2020 release wave 1, coming in April, before they get enabled automatically for your end-users. You can view the Power Platform 2020 release wave 1 early access features now.
General availability April 1, 2020 Production deployment for the 2020 release wave 1 begins. Regional deployments will commence on April 3, 2020.

What’s new and planned for Power BI

Power BI Desktop

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Visual personalization for end users Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020  
Composite models over Power BI and Azure Analysis Services datasets Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2020  
Drillthrough buttons Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Filter pane migration End users, automatically Apr 2020
Office ribbon in Power BI Desktop (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Personalized visualizations pane End users, automatically Sep 1, 2019 May 2020
Hierarchy slicer Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically May 2020
Incremental refresh (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically May 2020
DirectQuery support for AI visuals End users, automatically Jun 2020
Decomposition Tree (General availability) End users, automatically Nov 10, 2019 Jun 2020
Conditional formatting for totals and subtotals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jul 2020
Automatic page refresh (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020

Power BI Embedded

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Scale out with Azure capacity resources End users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2020
In-place app update End users, automatically Oct 2019 Apr 2020

Power BI Mobile

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dark mode End users, automatically Jun 2020

Power BI Service

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dataflows DirectQuery End users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2020
Synapse integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jul 2020  
API to render a paginated report to any format (e.g., PDF, Excel) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Copy and paste visuals into other applications End users, automatically Apr 2020
Email subscriptions with bookmarks Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Improved RDL feature parity for paginated reports in Power BI Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Migration tooling for paginated reports Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
New look End users, automatically Apr 2020
New Power BI geos – Germany, China, Switzerland, and Norway Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Organizational visuals as out-of-the-box visuals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Shared and certified datasets: (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Data lineage Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Oct 1, 2019 Apr 2020
Data protection End users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 31, 2019 Apr 2020
Datasets larger than 10 GB in Power BI Premium Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020
XMLA Read/Write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2020

User Voice Picks

John

Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

Jason

Add Quick Access Toolbar to new Ribbon, or at least Save/Undo/Redo

The new ribbon introduced as a preview in the Nov 2019 release is really good, but it got rid of the Quick Access Toolbar that gave us persistent access to the Save, Undo, and Redo buttons no matter what ribbon was showing.

Now, there is no save button, and Undo/Redo are in the Home ribbon only, so you cannot access them with the mouse from the View, Modeling, or other ribbons.


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