Power BI August 2023 Updates Released by Microsoft

by | Aug 30, 2023

Easily label your data with the new sensitivity bar for Power BI and Fabric

Sensitivity labels are used to label and protect sensitive data within organizations. As such, they are an important part of Microsoft Purview Information Protection, Microsoft’s unified data governance service that helps organizations discover and manage data estates.


Choose a launch item for your Power BI mobile app

Power BI Mobile apps introduce a new feature that allows users (and admins) to configure an item to display whenever they launch the app, instead of the app home page. Launch item can save time and enhance user experience by taking them directly to the most important or relevant content, such as a report, a dashboard, a scorecard, or an app.


Join us October 1-6, 2023, at the second annual Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas!

Register today and join me at the second annual Power Platform Conference, sponsored by Microsoft, this October in Las Vegas. You can discover, connect, and explore in-person across keynotes, sessions, breakouts, and more—all dedicated to helping you learn more about the newest features in the Microsoft Power Platform portfolio (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power Virtual Agents) and our latest innovations like Microsoft Fabric and Copilot. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge directly from Microsoft leaders and community experts!


Dynamic subscriptions for paginated reports (Preview)

Announcing the Preview of dynamic per recipient subscriptions for paginated reports! You can now set up a dynamic subscription that delivers a unique copy of a paginated report to each recipient based on data in a Power BI dataset.


Improving the communication performance of XMLA-based tools

We are thrilled to announce that we have made some significant performance improvements to the XMLA-endpoint communication in Power BI. Specifically, we have switched XMLA-based communication from plain text XML to binary XML and enabled compression for the .NET client libraries. Make sure you upgrade to version or later to benefit from this improvement.


Power BI August 2023 Feature Summary

Welcome to the August 2023 update! We’ve got a new layout switcher, update to On-Object Interaction (preview), updates to the ORDERBY function, the Editor’s pick of the quarter for visualizations, and more. Continue reading for more details on our new features!


Announcing automatic scaling for dataset scale-out public preview

We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached the final milestone in our dataset scale-out public preview journey! We started the preview without auto-sync and with single read-only replica per dataset. A few months ago, we introduced auto-sync, and now Power BI can create as many read-only replicas as your Power BI capacity supports. Dataset scale-out is no longer limited to a single read-only replica per dataset.


Announcing new ways to create connected tables in Excel connected to Power BI

We’re excited to announce new capabilities that make it easier for users to add Power BI data to their Excel workbooks. We’re adding an Insert Table option directly in Excel. We’re also adding an Export with Live Connection option from the OneLake Data Hub.


On-premises data gateway August 2023 release

We are happy to announce that we have just released the August 2023 update for the on-premises data gateway (version 3000.182.4).


Heads up: Changes to Excel workbook support in Power BI workspaces

We are announcing the deprecation of some features for Excel workbooks in Power BI workspaces. This can impact organizations and users who use these capabilities. This blog outlines the changes, the timelines for deprecation, and how to update your workbooks. It also explains how to determine what workbooks in your organization are impacted.


For more information, view the blog here: August 2023 | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

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