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Power BI Desktop August 2019 Feature Summary

From updates to new features such as an icon set picker, to the highly anticipated grouping in reports, there are a lot of exciting updates in this month's Power BI Desktop update. Following on from July's release, following on from the Microsoft Business Application Summit, August is a continuation of the excitement of those releases. 

Reporting
  • Grouping visuals
  • Filter pane auto-update
  • Icon style picker for Icons conditional formatting
  • Conditional formatting warnings
Analytics
  • Key influencers improvements
    • Measure support
    • General availability
Visualizations
  • PowerApps visual is now certified
  • xViz visualization suite by Visual BI
    • Multiple Axis chart
    • Marimekko chart
    • Variance chart
    • Horizon chart
Data connectivity
  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connector (beta)
  • Support for SAP HANA HDI Containers
  • Edit SAP variables in Power BI Service (preview)
  • PostgreSQL DirectQuery (beta)
  • MarkLogic connector now generally available
  • New Power Platform category within Get Data
Template apps
  • Facebook Pages – Basic Analytics

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