In the July 2022 update of Microsoft's business intelligence solution Power BI, new features and previews were made available. We would like to present a few selected ones here.
With the July update, the error bar feature is now generally available. In addition, new functions have been added. For example, data labels can be activated for display directly in the visual, where they then clearly show the actual values of the upper and lower limits.
For more info on error bars, see the Microsoft Power BI blog.
Filled maps for the Azure Maps visual
Also new in July are filled maps in the Azure Maps visual. These use coloured shapes to distinguish data and show variations or patterns in different geographic regions.
To use the feature, the Azure Maps preview feature must be enabled in the Options menu and you need a set of locations for visualisation, which can be defined with place names or latitude and longitude lines. The Power BI Blog explains more about this and how the shapes can be coloured at this point.
Display name support for the Dataverse Connector
Power BI now supports display names from Dataverse. When reports are created using the Dataverse Connector (either in import or DQ mode), the display names are automatically applied to all columns in the model.
For reports stored in the Power BI service, display names are not automatically displayed to ensure that the display does not change without warning to report consumers. Therefore, for all existing reports, the report must be opened in Power BI Desktop and the model updated to display the display names. More details here on the Microsoft Power BI Blog.
You can find these and other features and info on the July update in the Microsoft Power BI Blog and here in the video: