Sign-up now and get instant access
Leave a comment
Beginner to advanced classes taught by Microsoft MVPs and Authors.
In-depth boot camps take you from a novice to mastery in less than a week.
Season Learning Pass
Get access to our very best training offerings for successful up-skilling.
Customized training to master new skills and grow your business.
Quick references for when you need a little guidance.
Summaries developed in conjunction with our Learn with the Nerds sessions.
Digital goodies - code samples, student files, and other must have files.
Stay up-to-date on all things Power BI, Power Apps, Microsoft 365 and Azure.
Earn money by driving sales through the Pragmatic Works' Training Affiliate Program.
It's time to address your client's training needs.
Learn how to get into IT with free training and mentorship.
Discover the faces behind our success: Meet our dedicated team
How can we help? Connect with Our Team Today!
Find all the information you’re looking for. We’re happy to help.
It’s that time again for another update from Power BI. If you like to read about the updates then below I give a brief summary of the features I really enjoy from this month. If you want the full experience and would like to see the new features demoed for you then check out the video Devin and I made for this month right here ➡ September Power BI Updates. Devin and I hope this helps you along your Power BI journey.
This month has quite a few updates and here are the ones I enjoy the most.
This new visual added to the desktop will analyze all the visuals on a report page and come up with insights. These insights will be displayed as text in your visual. I think of this visual being like a Sticky Note on steroids. You can choose what text you want to keep, modify the text, and even add your own measures to this visual. This is a preview feature so you have to turn this on under the File menu, options , and settings, preview features.
Yay! You know I was a math teacher before I switched over to the BI world. So I was ecstatic when I learned I could now ask my Q&A visual to do not just simple math operations, but even advanced operations. I can ask Q&A to add two countries' profits on the fly and if I want to take it further I can even multiply that result by another number. Think of you have a goal you want to reach for the next year and you want your sales to increase by 10%. So this formula would need to honor the Order of Operations.
Hallelujah! I am part of so many workspaces at my job and when I am ready to publish my reports I hate scrolling through all the workspaces to find the one I need. Well, we now have the search capability for publishing to a workspace in the desktop. Yeah, this is a minor update but sometimes it is the simple things in life that makes me happy.
If you want to see all of the updates check out our video below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Peterson is a Trainer for Pragmatic Works specializing in the Power Platform. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2006 and comes with 15 years of teaching experience in high school algebra. Matt earned the accomplishment in 2013 of being named the Florida Gifted Teacher of The Year. His primary focus is helping our customers learn the ins and outs of Power Apps and Power BI.
Join other Azure, Power Platform and SQL Server pros by subscribing to our blog.