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August 2019

14 Aug

Visual Authoring API for Power BI Embedded now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Power BI Report Authoring SDK extension allows programmatic creation of visuals, binding them to columns, measures, hierarchies and personalising them by setting properties like axis visibility and titles.

  • Power BI Embedded
14 Aug

The service principal is now available for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Service principal allows you to access resources or perform operations using Power BI API without the need for a user to sign in or have a Power BI Pro licence.

  • Power BI Embedded
14 Aug

New tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities helps you understand how much user load your capacity can handle when used. It uses PowerShell to create automated load tests against your capacities and lets you choose which reports to test and how many concurrent users to simulate.

  • Power BI Embedded
14 Aug

Recent Rendering performance improvements now available in Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Power BI Embedded recently improved performance in two key areas: embedding different reports into the same iframe and query caching for embedded reports.

  • Power BI Embedded
14 Aug

New filters experience is available in Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Power BI filters experience is available in Power BI Embedded and in embedded reports as well. The new experience has an updated design and useful features, such as hide, lock and rename filters.

  • Power BI Embedded
14 Aug

New region: Johannesburg (South Africa North) now supports Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

This new region allows customers to locate their Power BI Embedded deployments closer to their data sources, either in Azure or on-premises, enabling faster data refresh performance and lower networking egress costs.

  • Power BI Embedded

June 2019

7 Jun

Power BI Embedded analytics accessibility improvements for application users

NOW AVAILABLE

We have added some accessibility improvements to applications using Power BI Embedded analytics that will help users of applications have additional ways to interact with Power BI Embedded visuals. These improvements include keyboard navigation, title attribution and tabbing.

  • Power BI Embedded
7 Jun

‘Key influencers’ AI visual is now available in Power BI Embedded analytics to help users identify what factors influence a KPI

NOW AVAILABLE

The Key influencers visual surfaces what factors influence a KPI. For example, users may want to analyse what factors impact user satisfaction of a product. Factors that can impact this KPI can be the type of product they bought, the price or even if the user is a first-time buyer vs a returning customer. You can embed this visualisation into your own application with Power BI Embedded.

  • Power BI Embedded
7 Jun

Upload Datasets only with Power BI Embedded analytics ‘Import’ API

NOW AVAILABLE

Using the Power BI Import API, developers can uncouple the dataset and report so they can upload just the dataset to a workspace. Developers use the 'skipreport' parameter to upload only the dataset in cases where they do not want to also upload the report to the workspace.

  • Power BI Embedded
7 Jun

Power BI REST API with ‘Try-it’ tool allows you to try APIs without any code

NOW AVAILABLE

Anyone with a Power BI licence can now log into the account to see how the Power BI REST API works, get information or perform operation on Power BI artifacts you have access to - without writing any code using the Power BI REST API Try-it Tool. With five simple steps, users are able to try capabilities of the Power BI REST API without writing code.

  • Power BI Embedded

April 2019

10 Apr

Multi Geo is now Generally Available for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Power BI Embedded customers can now deploy data in multiple geographic regions.

  • Power BI Embedded
10 Apr

Refresh Now API provides unlimited data refresh for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Using the ‘Refresh now’ API, the limitation on the number of refreshes you can schedule per day is removed and instead an unlimited number of refreshes can be triggered for each dataset.

  • Power BI Embedded
10 Apr

TLS 1.2 Recommended for Power BI Embedded applications

TLS 1.2 is recommended for all Power BI Embedded applications to ensure that customers have control over the security of communications with Microsoft services.

  • Power BI Embedded
10 Apr

Take action from ‘Button clicked’ in Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Add custom buttons to Power BI Embedded reports so users can take immediate actions.

  • Power BI Embedded
10 Apr

New Power BI Embedded code samples available in April 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

New code samples are now available for Power BI Embedded

  • Power BI Embedded

March 2019

6 Mar

Clone Visual API for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use the Clone Visual API to make copies of an existing visual.

  • Power BI Embedded
6 Mar

Themes API for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use the Themes API to apply a custom theme to your embedded report, such as corporate colours, seasonal colouring or other custom styles.

  • Power BI Embedded
6 Mar

Control all Power BI Embedded visual menu actions programmatically

NOW AVAILABLE

The Options and Context Menus APIs have been extended to provide full control for each visual in the report on built-in commands and custom commands.

  • Power BI Embedded
6 Mar

APIs for Power BI app content

You can use a new set of APIs to get a list of your Power BI installed apps and their content.

  • Power BI Embedded
6 Mar

Schedule DirectQuery cache refresh for Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Use the REST API for Power BI Embedded to set the cache refresh of a DirectQuery or live connection dataset.

  • Power BI Embedded

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