Power BI Desktop 2018 January Feature Summary

Power BI Desktop 2018 January Feature Summary. Here’s the complete list of January updates:


  • Show and hide pages
  • Control data label background color for Cartesian and maps visuals
  • Increase area used for axis labels in charts
  • Bar/column padding control
  • Show dates as a hierarchy (preview)
  • Add an anchor date for relative date slicer
  • Top N selection in Q&A


  • Correlation coefficient quick measure

Custom Visuals

  • PowerApps
  • TreeViz
  • Funnel with Source by MAQ Software
  • Box and Whisker chart by MAQ Software
  • Agility Planning Matrix Light
  • Image Grid
  • Gantt Chart by MAQ Software

Data connectivity

  • Support for Azure Active Directory authentication for Azure SQL Database & Data Warehouse connectors


  • Advanced language settings for the Windows store app

Read more about new features here.

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