Here's all that's new in the latest updates for the Power BI Developer community

In recent days, Microsoft has highlighted the changes brought in the September update for Power BI Desktop, as well as announcing availability for a redesigned look for the mobile version of the data visualization service. Earlier today, the tech giant unveiled improvements to Power BI dataflows, and also published a video guide detailing the upcoming features for the service as part of the 2019 release wave 2.

Now, the Power BI team has posted a run-down of the latest updates that have been brought to the developer community. The changes that have been recently introduced include:

  • Embedded Analytics
    • Automation & Life-cycle Management
      • Track Power Bi content consumption with audit logs
      • Query caching for Embedded Reports and Dashboards
    • Embed Capabilities
      • Sort visuals using an API is now available
      • Filters APIs now supports Top N filter type
  • Power BI Visuals Platform
    • About feature

For Power BI Embedded, the aforementioned features have to do with new capabilities, such as a new "ConsumptionMethod" field being added to audit activities including viewed dashboards, reports, and tiles. There are also new APIs for more sorting and filtering options. The Visuals Platform, on the other hand, does not offer any new enhancements, per se, aside from a new "About" feature. This can be used by report authors to gain more information about visuals, such as their IDs, version number, source, and more.

Moreover, you can learn more about Power BI Embedded in a 45-minute breakout session at Microsoft's upcoming Ignite event, which will be held from November 4-8. You can also share your ideas regarding new features or vote on others' suggestions at the Embedded Analytics Ideas forum and the Custom Visual Ideas forum.

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