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Power BI Desktop November 2018 Feature Summary

We have a massive Power BI Desktop update this month. Composite models, which allow you to combine direct query and import sources together in one model, is now generally available. Two of the top feature requests on UserVoice, expand/collapse on the matrix and copy and pasting visuals between Desktop files, are also shipping this month. We are previewing a completely revamped filter pane that is highly customizable and have a ton of other product updates as well!


  • Expand & collapse matrix row headers

  • Copy & paste between Desktop files

  • Updated filtering experience (preview)

  • Report accessibility improvements


  • Color saturation on visuals upgraded to use conditional formatting

  • Related questions in the Q&A explorer


  • New modeling view (preview)

  • Composite models now generally available

  • Modeling accessibility improvements

  • New DAX functions

  • Optional DrilldownFilter argument for the RollupAddIsSubtotal function

  • NonVisual function

  • IsInScope function

Custom visuals

  • Calendar by MAQ Software

  • Ratings by MAQ Software

  • Hourglass Chart by MAQ Software

  • Forecast Using Multiple Models by MAQ Software

  • Pie Charts Tree

Data connectivity

  • Azure DevOps Server connector

  • PDF Connector support for Start Page and End Page parameters

  • Improved Azure Consumption Insights connector

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

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