New Features in Power BI April-May 2017


Power BI Features:

In this blog, we will take you through the newly introduced features in the Microsoft BI tool. These features can be very useful while creating Power BI reports as well as Power BI dashboard.

Matrix Preview -: This feature was introduced in the March version of Power BI desktop. To get this new feature click on files from there select options and settings and in that select options an options box will appear in that select the Preview features from the left pane of that window

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and then check the option New matrix visual.

After getting this new feature you need to restart the Power BI desktop application. Select matrix preview option from the visualizations.

In this new feature, you can go to the next level of hierarchy by clicking on the button given below in the image. In the image attached below when you click on that button you drill down from category to sub-category level.

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You can also drill down to next level of hierarchy in this the data will be shown along with the headers. Like, in this case, sub-category will be shown along with its category where category will be the header.

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You can also drill down to one specific category by clicking the button on the right side of the chart as it is done in the image below.

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Table Preview -: Table preview feature has been introduced in the May-2017 version of Microsoft Power BI desktop application. In this preview feature word wrapping for values of the table has been introduced. To enable word wrapping feature to go to format of Table Preview and inside Values enable the option of Word Wrap

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Axis Title-: This feature was introduced in the April-2017 update of Microsoft Power BI. In this feature, you can rename the axis title as per your choice. Earlier the axis title uses to be whatever the field name was selected for the chart. To enable this feature in format option select Y-axis or X-axis and enable the title option inside it and give an appropriate name to that axis.

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Data labels in combo chart -: In this update which was introduced in the May-2017  update of Microsoft Power BI. In this update, user can set the orientation of data labels in which there is two options which are horizontal and vertical. The user can also change the position of the data labels within the multiple options that are available such as Auto, Inside End, Outside End, Inside Center, Inside Base.

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These are some of the new features which we have covered in this blog.As we have mentioned in our previous blog that there are monthly updates which keep releasing and will be sharing all our experiences in using the Power BI features from time to time. Do let us know your feedback on feedback@bistasolutions.com .

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