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Microsoft Power BI June Update Brings New Reporting, Accessibility, and Connector Features to Desktop

The Power BI June update brings data bars to the new table view, as well as high-density line sampling, map themes for Bing, and five new connectors. It's available today for all members.


's Power BI June update is here and it brings new features across the board. As well as new data connectors and accessibility features, it introduces a horizontal image slicer, a data bar for the new table and matrix.

Power BI June Update Changelog

However, the improvements reach much further than that, across many aspects of the service. Thanks to program manager Amanda Cofsky, we have a complete list of all the changes:

  • Reporting:
    • Data bars for new table & matrix (preview)
    • Markers on line, area, & combo charts
    • Accessible reports
        • Consume Power BI reports with keyboard navigation and screen reader support
        • Create accessible reports
    • Visuals font family setting
    • Horizontal Image Slicer
    • Combo chart formatting updates
      • Force zeros to align between the two axes
      • Shade area of the line
    • Bing maps improvements
      • Map themes
      • Improved geo hierarchy experience
    • High density line sampling
  • Data connectivity:
    • Custom Data Connectors support
    • Power BI service Live Connect to On Premises and Push streaming datasets
    • Impala connector is now generally available
    • Redshift connector is now generally available
    • SAP BW connector – DirectQuery support (beta)
    • IBM Netezza connector (beta)
  • Query editing
    • ‘Add Column from Examples' enhancements.”

That's an incredible amount of functionality, and thankfully Microsoft has provided a video guide:

You can find an in-depth explanation of the above on the Power BI blog. You can download the latest version today from the official website.

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