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Power BI September 2020 Update

This month's updates include a preview of the Smart narratives visual, which helps you quickly summarize visuals and reports by providing relevant out-of-the-box insights, which are customizable. On the reporting side, several things are added, including the introduction of controls for the z-order of visuals, and searching for a workspace during publish. For modeling, the enhanced dataset metadata that was previously in preview is now generally available. In the service, we introduce new capabilities in the lineage view, updates to analyze in Excel and have made deployment pipelines generally available. #Microsoft #PowerBI

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  •     Smart narratives (preview) -- 00:45
  •     Q&A now supports arithmetic operations -- 05:32


  •     Data point rectangle select for additional charts -- 06:05
  •     Added general visual option to maintain layer order -- 06:44
  •     Search for a workspace during publish -- 10:14
  •     Total labels for stacked visuals -- 10:33
  •     Mobile authoring enhancements -- 13:06
    •         Bookmark pane is now available in the Mobile layout view
    •         New options: turn off gridlines and snap to grid.


  •     Improved navigation tree (iOS and Android) -- 13:39
  •     Share from Power BI using your favorite apps (iOS and Android) -- 14:02
  •     Pinch and zoom is now available in all report views – on both phones and tablets (iOS and Android) -- 14:17
  •     Auto play a slideshow on startup (Windows) -- 14:29


  •     New capabilities in lineage view -- 16:31
    •     Search within lineage view
    •     Data source impact analysis
  •     Excel inherits the Power BI dataset’s sensitivity label when using a PivotTable connection -- 18:23
  •     Analyze in Excel provides Excel file instead of .ODC -- 19:39
  •     Deployment pipelines is now generally available -- here 


  •     Enhanced Dataset Metadata is now generally available -- 19:57
  •     Performance improvements to aggregation expressions involving columns of currency data type -- 20:21


Template Apps

Data connectivity

  • Azure Databricks -- 22:30 
  • MariaDB -- 22:45
  • Hexagon PPM Smart API --23:07
  • Other data connectivity updates -- 23:32


  • Spanish language community forum is now available -- 23:57
  • Data Stories Gallery theme for October -- 24:35

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