A new Power BI Desktop release has arrived and with it comes some handy little updates including grouping visuals, key influencer visual improvements adding measure support and a style picker for icons conditional formatting.

Here is the complete list of Power BI Desktop updates for August 2019:


  • Grouping visuals
  • Filter pane auto-update
  • Icon style picker for Icons conditional formatting
  • Conditional formatting warnings


  • Key influencers improvements
    • Measure support
    • General availability


  • xViz visualization suite by Visual BI
    • Multiple Axis chart
    • Marimekko chart
    • Variance chart
    • Horizon chart

Data connectivity

  • Support for SAP HANA HDI Containers
  • Edit SAP variables in Power BI Service (preview)
  • PostgreSQL DirectQuery (beta)
  • MarkLogic connector now generally available
  • New Power Platform category within Get Data

Template apps

  • Facebook Pages – Basic Analytics

For a summary of the major updates, you can watch the following video:

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