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Power BI Desktop February 2019 Feature Summary

To go with a lot of formatting and visual updates, the February update for Power BI has a lot of new connectors and custom visuals form partners and the community. With other updates from a new Key Influencers vidual to major updates to the Q&A, the Power BI platform continues to evolve with an exciting pace. Here we take a brief look at what is included. 

February Updates Summary


  • Updates to the new filter pane (preview)
  • Cross-highlight on a single point in line charts
  • Word wrap on titles
  • Update default visual interaction to cross-filter
  • Rounded corners for visual borders


  • Key Influencers visual (preview)
  • Insights questions in Q&A
  • Auto-generated suggested questions for Q&A explorer
  • Improved Python & R script editor

Custom visuals

  • Additional purchases for custom visuals
  • Advanced Donut Visual
  • Advanced Combo Visual
  • Advanced TimeSeries Visual
  • Advanced Network Visualization
  • 3AG Systems – Line chart with absolute variance
  • Summary Table
  • KPImg
  • Ultimate KPI Card
  • Violin Plot

Data connectivity

  • Microsoft Graph Security
  • Guidanz’ BI Connector for OBIEE
  • MarkLogic
  • Kronos Workforce Dimensions
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Qubole Presto
  • Quick Base
  • Sagra Emigo


  • Improved Live connect & Direct Query error messages

See the Power BI blog

If you would like to see all of the details for these February updates, please see the Power BI Blog:

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Tanya Denton

Tanya is an expert in Office 365, SharePoint Online and associated products such as Power BI. As an expert in CSP (Cloud Solutions Provider), she is knowledgeable about licencing and the state of the market as well as product functionality.

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