Today, we are excited to announce General Availability (GA) of automatic aggregations, along with several important improvements. By using automatic aggregations in Power BI Premium, you can unlock cloud-scale data volumes for interactive analysis. Automatic aggregations import data into the dataset only at the aggregated level while leaving the detail data at the source to minimize data duplication. In this way, most BI queries can benefit from Power BI’s blazing fast query performance in import mode, while occasional detail queries can still work transparently against the data source in DirectQuery mode.
SQL Server 2022 Analysis Services will support composite models and it is now ready for you to try out with the CTP2 that has just launched. After you install this CTP for SQL Server 2022 on a server, tabular models are hosted on that server can now be used to create a composite model with.
Microsoft Build represents the ultimate developer event. A hundred thousand developers from across the world gather for three days with their peers to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest innovations and tools from Microsoft.
Announcing public preview of datamart in Power BI, a new Power BI Premium self-service capability that enables users to uncover actionable insights through their own independent and dependent data sets. For the first time ever, we are empowering everyone with the right-sized ability to build datamarts that can be succinctly and centrally governed and managed for workloads up to a terabyte. This new out-of-the-box Power BI capability effortlessly brings turnkey data warehousing to millions of Power BI users, alleviates demands on IT and accelerates time to insights from months to minutes.
SQL Server 2022 Analysis Services is now available for public preview! SSAS 2022 tabular models now join forces in Power BI Desktop with other data to create composite models, speed up MDX queries used in Excel PivotTables, allow for more control over resources, and get data back to business users faster when demand is high.
We’re thrilled to be shipping Power BI Data storytelling that lets you add Power BI reports and bookmarks to your slides and enjoy the delightful interactive experience of Power BI inside your presentations. With data storytelling, data will always be up to date in your slides, whether you’re building a presentation or presenting it live to others.
We are excited to announce general availability for metrics in Power BI (formerly called goals) along with new features to deliver scorecarding scenarios even more effectively within Power BI. Additionally, we’re pleased to share plans for how Power BI will work with the new Viva Goals offering from Microsoft to empower organizations more effectively meet their goals with OKR experiences connected to Power BI data, delivered by Viva Goals.
Users can author formatted tables using a modern low code web-based authoring experience in the Power BI service.
Join us to learn about Power Query custom functions with Ted Pattison and special guest Alex Powers!
As part of the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit EMEA in London, UK, Gartner invited Microsoft to participate in their bake-off event. This year’s topic was the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and we dug into data around access to electricity and CO2 emissions.
We’re excited to announce that the Power BI tab in Microsoft Teams is getting a new action bar for interactive reports. The action bar enables users in the Power BI tab to use all the capabilities they have in the service when interactive reports are added to channels, chats, or meetings in Microsoft Teams. Read the blog to learn all about it.
Welcome to the May 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce the general availability of Canvas zoom and Data point rectangle select features, Field parameters and Error bars for columns and line combination charts new preview features, new Format pane and managing composite models preview feature updates. There is more to explore, please continue to read on.
SandDance is a data visualization tool developed by the VIDA (Visualization and Interactive Data Analysis) team at Microsoft Research and is available as a custom visual for Power BI. SandDance uses unit visualizations, which apply a one-to-one mapping between rows in your data and marks on the screen. We have exciting updates coming for this visual!
Power BI just launched a new Known Issue page!
New data source and gateway management experience in Power BI.
We continue to iteratively improve experiences that help you find relevant content and return to your work in the Power BI service. Upon hearing your feedback, conducting usability tests, and running successful A/B experiments we’re sharing the following changes coming to all users in early June 2022. Here’s what’s coming: Navigation changes – the introduction of the Browse page which merges Favorites, Recent, and Shared with me. Changes to Home – improved lists on Home now show all content for those lists, not just the first 12. We also added filters and the ability to search those lists in-page. Style updates – Power BI styles (colors, icons, fonts, and more) will be updated to align with the Fluent design system.
We are happy to announce that the ExecuteQueries REST API is now GA. By using this REST API, you can query datasets in Power BI from practically any modern environment on any platform, as long as you can authenticate with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and construct a Web request. The query functionality is comparable to XMLA read access, yet avoids dependencies on Analysis Services client libraries, requires no connection to XMLA endpoints, and works in Premium workspaces as well as in ordinary workspaces.
We’re excited to bring you a new version of Power BI Report Server this Spring! With the May 2022 update, we have a variety of new enhancements, including Dynamic format strings support, multi row card selection, canvas zoom, updated slicer defaults and many more. Please continue to read on!
For more information, view the blog here: May 2022 | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI
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