What's new in PowerBi April Update

What’s New in Power BI April 2019 Release

April 10, 2019

From the extensive list of updates announced for Power BI, we’ve picked the most important and exciting features that we consider to be beneficial for you. The following features, that are set to be released between April to September 2019, will help you provide streamlined and fast experience as well as acquaint you with more actionable insights to help you make better business decisions.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Connector

You can now import data from LinkedIn Sales Navigator to provide you with valuable insight on what drives sales.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator


General availability of Power BI dataflows

With the introduction of Power BI dataflows, you can now use dataflows to comprehend data from both on-premises and cloud-based data sources and then map them to known Common Data Model entities, modify and extend existing entities, and create custom entities. Once you create a dataflow, you can use Power BI to create dashboards, reports, datasets, and apps that leverage the power of the Common Data Model to generate meaningful insights for your business activities.

General availability of Power BI dataflows


Q&A – AutoSuggestions

In this upcoming release, Q&A will now automatically deliver suggested questions to all the users. This new feature will help both existing and new users to ask questions they might not have known they could ask before. The suggested questions will appear underneath the existing saved questions that a user can define.

Themes API

Using the Power BI Embedded Themes API, you will now be able to apply different types of themes like corporate, seasonal or any other available visuals to your entire report. All visuals in your report or tiles in your dashboard will use the colors from the themes you selected.

App navigation

End users might have to navigate between multiple reports when it comes to large scale deployments. App navigation tool will provide flexibility and power to customise navigation to the reporting teams so the end users will be able to navigate the reports quickly and easily.

App Navigation

New filter experience

Significant improvements to the October 2018 updates are made in the filter experience. The upcoming release will provide you reports to better understand which filters are affecting a visual, and also give you the authority over the look and feel of the visuals so that you can better interpret the insights.

New filter experience

If you have any questions in the meantime regarding April update, just call our friendly team on 01296 328689. Our team will be more than pleased to discuss these with you.

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