Power BI is changing, and as a business manager, you must know about all the latest changes that happened in the November 2020 update. There are various changes to enhance the visualizations, ease the developers for reports and ownership, and reporting is also quite improved in new Power BI. Check out the updates to adjust your operations accordingly.
November 2020 Power BI updates:
The features that are going to change in Power BI are mentioned below. We will go through each briefly and check the changes it is undergone in the latest updates.
Reporting is one of the main features, and there are few changes further in the modules like:
New Field List (Preview)
Microsoft is unifying the filed lists across the Data, Model, and Report view in Power BI Desktop. You can see some of the constancy changes and improved usability of it. You can check the new field list through the picture below.
This picture is representing the clear changes that you will be observed in the latest Power BI. So, you have to check out the documentation in detail for learning the new symbols and their meaning.
Then, there are some other changes too. Following is the list of the new features, and you can find the details about each change in an official document by Microsoft.
- New Model View (Preview)
- Apply all filters is now generally available
- Visual Zoom Slider
- Datapoint rectangle select extended to Map visual
- Certificate revocation check for web connections
- Paginated Reports Updates
- Crediting total labels for stacked visuals (Sept 2020)
In the analytics feature, you will see the changes like anomaly detection, and Q&A now supports partial matching data values. One helps you in detecting the anomalies automatically and enhance your line charts. As for the latter, you will be now getting more intelligent matches by searching for more than one exact match.
Changes in the data connectivity are linked to the new Hive LLAP connector generally available. It provides both Import and Direct Query capabilities and the ability to specify Thrift Transport Protocol as ‘Standard’ or ‘HTTP’.
New Connectors also include Actian (beta), Anaplan connector (beta), Starburst enterprise presto (beta). Each connector and its abilities are explained in the official document.
Certified and Promoted reports and apps
Data is going to be the new demand and need for organizations. Therefore, companies need a variety of analytical skillsets for better representation of the data. Therefore, Microsoft is enhancing the standardized data ability to similar endorsement capabilities for reports and apps. It will help business users to be more confident about their decisions.
Additionally, there are some “new look changes” too. A few of them are listed below.
- Simplified action bar
- New workspaces
- View report details
- A vertical list of pages
There are new visualizations this month including:
- Forecast visual by Predmac
- Global Launch Estimated by TheraTraq
- Lollipop Column Chart by Nova Silva
- Dynamic KPI Card by Sereviso
- Shielded HTML Viewer by Nova Silva
- TheraTraq Timeline Circle by TheraTraq
- Workforce by TheraTraq
All these new visualizations are briefly explained in the documents by Microsoft. You can get the consultant for more information or check with the document for more details.
For developers, they have a new Power BI API for Reports for transferring the ownership of paginated report data sources to the authorized users. Moreover, developed custom visual will be improving your testing.
The article was to help you know about the main changes in the Power BI. For the details, you can talk to the DFSM consultants as they can also assist you in the implementation process, etc.