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    June 2019

    Jun 7

    Power BI Embedded analytics accessibility improvements for application users

    We've 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.

    Jun 7

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

    The Key influencers visual surfaces what factors influence a KPI. For example, users may want to analyze 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 visualization into your own application with Power BI Embedded.

    Jun 7

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

    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.

    Jun 7

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

    Anyone with a Power BI license 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.

    April 2019

    Apr 10

    Multi Geo is now Generally Available for Power BI Embedded

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

    Apr 10

    Refresh Now API provides unlimited data refresh for Power BI Embedded

    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.

    Apr 10

    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.

    Apr 10

    Take action from ‘Button clicked’ in Power BI Embedded

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

    Apr 10

    New Power BI Embedded code samples available in April 2019

    New code samples are now available for Power BI Embedded

    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Clone Visual API for Power BI Embedded

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

    Mar 6

    Themes API for Power BI Embedded

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

    Mar 6

    Control all Power BI Embedded visual menu actions programmatically

    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.

    Mar 6

    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.

    Mar 6

    Schedule DirectQuery cache refresh for Power BI Embedded

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

    Mar 6

    Schedule refreshes with the Power BI Embedded REST API

    The new REST API enables you to set a new refresh schedule or override the configuration of an existing schedule.

    February 2019

    Feb 14

    Public preview: Power BI Embedded support for application authentication with service principal

    Service principal support for authentication (preview) is now available for applications using Power BI Embedded.

    January 2019

    Jan 17

    Power BI Embedded Status API tracks workspace assignment to capacities

    The Status API checks the current assignment status of a workspace to a capacity (for example, CompletedSuccessfully).

    Jan 17

    Public preview: Token-based identity for Azure AD users in SQL Database

    Customers with data in Azure SQL Database can now manage users and their access to data in SQL Database when integrating with Power BI Embedded.

    Jan 17

    Power BI Embedded API for capacity workload configuration

    Power BI REST APIs and SDKs automatically manage dataflows and workload settings for paginated reports on Power BI Embedded.

    Jan 17

    Power BI Embedded supports Q&A with row-level security

    Power BI Embedded supports Q&A with row-level security configurations.