Power BI Desktop 2019 release wave 2


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With each monthly release, Microsoft Power BI Desktop continues to deliver simple, intuitive experiences that make authoring content easier and provide powerful tools to create amazing experiences for report users. These investments will span the following areas:

  • PowerPoint for data: Millions of people are familiar with how to use Microsoft Office—especially PowerPoint. Users want to create content in Power BI Desktop as quickly and easily as they can create a slide in PowerPoint. A familiar user experience is key to ensuring that customers feel welcome. They intuitively know how to create a chart, add some text, or choose a layout because they’ve done it before in other Office tools. Leveraging this knowledge will make experiences even more delightful for our users.
  • Enable authors to empower their users: Power BI creators want to empower their users to find the answers to their own questions without needing to constantly adjust their reports for their many users’ needs. We will enable report authors to turn on exploration capabilities for users, allowing them to make lightweight changes to a report (for example: changing a measure or adding a filter) without needing full edit access to a report and without needing to go into a full-blown authoring experience. This will result in happier users and lots of time saved for authors.
  • Enterprise-grade content creation: The Power BI Desktop will continue to support large-scale enterprise BI deployments through rich tooling, a focus on performance and infrastructure capabilities to support BI at scale.
  • Empower analysts with AI-infused authoring experiences: Power BI Desktop will infuse AI throughout the report authoring experience, which will enable analysts to find new insights, create engaging content more easily, and empower their users with engaging AI visualizations.