The Power BI Desktop team is back at it with another monthly update, this one was a little quiet for my liking but there are few takeaways including some new default themes and better conditional formatting in visuals.

Here’s the complete list of September updates:


  • Color and text classes in themes
  • New default themes
  • Personalized visualization pane improvements (preview)
    • Unpin default visuals
    • About info for visuals


  • Custom format strings
  • Conditional formatting for more visual formatting options
    • Alt text
    • Border color
    • Gauge colors
  • Drill through discoverability improvement
  • New DAX expressions: REMOVEFILTERS and CONVERT


  • PowerApps visual now generally available

Data connectivity

  • PostgreSQL connector enhancements:
    • Support for folding over Native Database queries
    • DirectQuery support generally available

Data preparation

  • Copy to clipboard from data profiling

Template apps

  • Google Analytics report


  • Performance improvements for multi-dimensional models
  • Query performance improvements for DirectQuery models

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

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