Power BI March Summary

Microsoft is ever changing its Power BI product capabilities with monthly releases. Our monthly Microsoft Power BI roundup provides information regarding key updates to the tool.

Microsoft release several highly-requested features in this month’s Desktop release

We have a very exciting Power BI Desktop update for you this month with several highly-requested features in this month’s release, including; textbox font color; several visual improvements, and previews of three highly requested features: report theming, a new matrix visual with major experience updates, and a numeric range slicer. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/

Announcing granular tenant settings in Power BI

Microsoft have announced an exciting new update to the Power BI admin portal that provides more control for organisations. With this release, many Power BI tenant settings can be managed at a granular level: administrators can now enable or disable different Power BI features for only a subset of users in their tenant. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-granular-tenant-settings-in-power-bi/

Announcing Custom Cache Refresh Schedules in the Power BI Service

Microsoft are giving dataset owners full control over the scheduled cache refresh cadence of their DirectQuery and live connection datasets. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-cache-refresh-schedules-in-the-power-bi-service/

Power BI Community Report Theme Gallery/

Share and find new themes for use in your Power BI reports with theme gallery in the Power BI Community. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-community-report-theme-gallery/

Power BI Gateways–March Update

This month Microsoft have an exciting on-premises data gateway release for Power BI! They have made several improvements, from re-designing the summary page for the gateway, to adding new functionality to make it easier to connect to the gateway in your environment as well as to troubleshoot issues you might run into. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-gateways-march-update/

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