Today Microsoft rolling out a new update for the Power BI. The January Update for the Power BI bring many new improvements and fixes. The new version of Power BI bring improvements for tables and matrix and several connector improvements as well.

In addition Microsoft also changing their release cadence as well. Till today Power BI team was rolling out update at the end of the month but from now on they will be releasing earlier in the month.

For those who don’t know what is Power BI then, Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards by themselves, without having to depend on any information technology staff or database administrator.

Here’s the official change-log of the Power BI January updates:

Report View

  • Table header word wrap
  • Table & matrix conditional formatting improvement – blank formatting
  • New aggregations for string and dateTime columns
  • Phone reports GA

Data Connectivity

  • Visual Studio Team Services connector
  • Enhanced SQL Server connector – support for SQL Failover option

Query Editing Improvements

  • New transform: extract values from a nested list

If you are using Power BI regularly then its time to go ahead and check for the update. And let us know in a comment below if you find anything new in this update.

Source : Microsoft