Microsoft Weekly News

  • PowerBI:
    Additional enhancements for columns, bars and ribbons

    The latest Power BI update is here, and it’s all about new enhancements that you’re sure to enjoy. Building on December’s transformative update, we’ve fine-tuned columns, bars, and ribbons, giving you even more control over your visualizations. From border enhancements to IBCS-inspired styles, this release is all about making your reports shine.

    Thursday 22nd February 2024, 3.42pm

  • PowerBI:
    Leveraging pure Direct Lake mode for maximum query performance

    We are happy to announce a new Direct Lake semantic model property to control Direct Lake behavior.

    Wednesday 21st February 2024, 8.00am

  • PowerBI:
    TMDL in Power BI Desktop developer mode (Preview)

    We are very excited to announce the adoption of Tabular Model Definition Language (TMDL) as the semantic model file format for the Power BI Project files.

    Tuesday 20th February 2024, 8.31am

  • PowerBI:
    Visual calculations (preview)

    This is it. The way you write DAX changes today with the preview of visual calculations!

    Tuesday 20th February 2024, 8.23am

  • PowerBI:
    Power BI February 2024 Feature Summary

    Welcome to the Power BI February 2024 update. We’ve got a lot of great features this month. Here are some key highlights: Visual calculations make it easier than ever to do calculations that were very hard or even impossible. The Power BI home provides a centralized location for all your Power BI desktop activities. Fabric Copilot for Power BI can now add measure descriptions to your semantic model measures. The Power BI add in now supports shareable links to make it easier for people to consume reports. The new Explore feature gives you a better understanding of what’s in the data you’re exploring.

    Tuesday 20th February 2024, 8.00am

  • PowerApps:
    Copilot now helps users draft text input in canvas apps

    We’re excited to announce Copilot assistance for inputting text when using Canvas apps. This new feature leverages the power of AI to help users craft well-written text, simplifying and speeding up the process of entering text in an app.


    Tuesday 20th February 2024, 8.00am

  • PowerBI:
    Announcing general availability of granular access control for all data connection types

    We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of granular access control for all data connection types, a security feature that enables organizations to have more control over who can bind semantic models to organizational data sources on-prem and in the cloud.

    Tuesday 20th February 2024, 7.12am

  • PowerBI:
    Generate measure descriptions with Copilot (preview)

    We are excited to announce the public preview of generating measure descriptions with Fabric Copilot!

    Monday 19th February 2024, 8.00am

  • PowerApps:
    Microsoft Power Up program unveils new curriculum, workshops and simplified Dev environment

    Microsoft Power Up program unveils new curriculum, workshops and simplified Dev environment.


    Thursday 15th February 2024, 5.38pm

  • PowerApps:
    Announcing preview for blocking unmanaged customizations

    Block unmanaged customizations is an environment setting that allows Power Platform system administrators to prevent unmanaged customizations in Microsoft Dataverse environments. By blocking any unmanaged customizations, you can ensure that any changes to your environment, specifically your production environments, are only going through approved application lifecycle management (ALM) processes that have sufficient safety, visibility and auditing. 


    Wednesday 14th February 2024, 8.00am

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