Power BI April Updates Released by Microsoft

by | Apr 26, 2022

Power BI April 2022 Feature Summary

Welcome to the April 2022 update. We are excited to announce New format pane and Power BI Goals updates, tooltips drill actions support for more build-in visuals, error bars for clustered column and bar charts preview feature, general availability of Dynamic M query parameters. There is more to explore, please continue to read on.


Update to required permissions when using composite models on a Power BI dataset

The ability to create a composite model on top of a Power BI dataset or an Azure Analysis Services model is in preview since December 2020. Since then, we have seen great adoption of this feature and have received great feedback that allowed us to make it even better! The team has been hard at work readying the feature for general availability, and although we are not announcing that today, we have great news to share regarding permissions.


Detect upload of sensitive information to Power BI using Microsoft 365 data loss prevention policies

Today we’re happy to announce that we’re extending Microsoft 365 DLP policies for Power BI to support detection of uploading sensitive information such as social security and credit card numbers, leveraging Microsoft’s built-in sensitive information types and/or custom information types defined by your organization in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.


Additional gateway security roles for Power BI

These additional security roles allow for more granularity in assigning roles for the gateway. The new change is that non-admins of the gateway can be allowed to create connections (data sources) on the gateway. This way, your gateway admins are not the bottleneck anymore for creating connections (data sources).


Pre-announcing Automatic Installation of the Power BI app for Microsoft Teams is expanding to Active users

Power BI is making it easier for organizations to deploy Power BI in Microsoft Teams by expanding automatic installation to active Power BI users who visit the Power BI service and are licensed for Microsoft Teams.


Managing Power BI subscriptions just got easier

Subscriptions have become a popular way to stay connected with your reports and dashboards via email. As more users have begun to use subscriptions, we’ve received feedback that managing all these subscriptions can be challenging. We’ve heard you and we’re excited to announce new functionality that makes managing subscriptions a whole lot easier.


Built-in AI in Power BI, New Teams App, and Real-time Big Data with Hybrid Tables

Integrate Power BI Premium Gen2 inherently with Microsoft’s collaboration analytics stack — including the new Power BI app for Microsoft Teams that makes it easier to access, share, and act on insights as you work, the latest AI-driven visualization capabilities with Smart Narratives and achieving near real-time analytics over your enterprise data using Hybrid Tables in Power BI Premium Gen2. Vanessa Fournier, Microsoft Power BI Director, joins Jeremy Chapman to share how Power BI makes it accessible for everyone to use, from novice to data scientist.


Heads up: Classic Workspace Upgrade Starts on April 27, 2022

Microsoft will begin updating classic workspaces on April 27th, 2022.


Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 28 April 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT

Join us! to learn about new visuals to report pages using the Power BI JavaScript Authoring API as well as custom bookmarks to capture personalized report settings, self service authoring and much more!


On-premises data gateway April 2022 update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the April 2022 update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.122.7)


Analyze in Excel Workbooks are now saved to OneDrive for Business

When users click Analyze in Excel in the Power BI service, the generated Excel workbook is automatically saved to OneDrive for Business and the workbook can be directly opened in a web browser using Excel for the web.


For more information, view the blog here: April 2022 | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

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