A couple of updates this month for Power BI Desktop, nothing to write home about though. In particular, I recommend checking out the updates to ArcGIS Maps if you have any models using this visual.

Here’s the complete list of March updates:


  • New action types for buttons
    • Page navigation
    • Drill through (preview)
  • Multi-column sort for tables
  • Dual axis for line chart
  • Filter pane search
  • Updates to decomposition tree
    • Bars per level formatting option
    • Updates to behavior of data bar length
  • New ribbon is now on by default


  • New DAX function: COALESCE


  • Waterfall chart by xViz
  • Updates to ArcGIS Maps
    • New connection options
    • Enterprise support is now generally available
    • Support for multiple reference layers
    • New table of contents

Template Apps

  • Azure DevOps dashboard by Data Maru
  • TeamsPower by Encamina

Data preparation

  • Query diagnostics is now generally available

Data connectivity

  • Hive LLAP connector
  • Cognite connector


  • Enhanced dataset metadata (preview)
  • Using default system credentials for web proxy
  • New instructor-led administrator in a day training

Check out the following video for a summary and demos of the major updates:

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