Plan and prepare for Power BI in 2023 release wave 2
The 2023 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2023 to March 2024. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Power BI.
Microsoft business intelligence helps drive a data culture where everyone, at every level of an organization, can make confident decisions with data at any scale. To enable organizations to drive a data culture, we continue to invest across three key themes that we've introduced before:
Empower every individual
Power BI makes it easier than ever for everyone to work with data, using familiar Office-like experiences and AI-infused insights across Power BI Desktop, the Power BI service, and mobile applications. Our focus is to deliver capabilities designed for business analysts and users. We're integrating Power BI even more tightly with Office to enable everyone to start analyzing data without friction. We're providing one-click on-ramps for analyzing tables of data from anywhere and capabilities that complement Excel. We continue our investment in improving our authoring experiences for visuals and measures, leveraging natural language input where possible, and most importantly, we're also making progress on ideas and feedback that the community has shared with us.
Empower every team
Power BI is woven into the fabric where teams work. We make data a standard part of every team's decision-making by focusing on capabilities to drive team productivity, collaboration, and bias for action. This has become even more critical over the last couple of years as people have been working remotely and a lot of collaboration is occurring using technology. Insights become more valuable when they're shared. By integrating Power BI deeply with Office, we bring insights to Teams and Outlook, where everyone collaborates, with a deeper integration in key experiences, such as meetings, channels, and chats. We're also enabling users to find and share data quickly within and outside their organization, track business objectives at enterprise scale through Metrics, and build narratives around data through storytelling.
Empower every organization
Power BI can scale to meet the most demanding needs of large enterprise customers. With the centralized administration, governance, and industry-leading security capabilities in Power BI, IT always has full visibility and control. Our investments continue to span several areas of the product focused on trust and compliance, auditability, information quality, adoption, connectivity, self-service data prep, big data, enterprise semantic models, and enterprise reporting. Our balance between enabling individuals and teams, along with enabling IT to meet advanced security and governance requirements, really helps organizations deliver insights at scale.
Power BI Pro Power BI Pro helps organizations create a data culture by empowering every team and individual to discover and collaborate on insights.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Power BI below:
For application administrators
User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.
Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.
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