Power BI Desktop October 2018 Update features.

Here’s the complete list of October updates:


  • Search in filter cards
  • Improved accessible authoring experiences
  • Performance improvements for ArcGIS Map


  • DAX editor improvements


  • Composite models & Aggregation support in the Power BI service (preview)
  • Explain the increase for non-additive measures

Custom visuals

  • Mapbox updates – 3D extrusion on fill maps & more
  • Various bar & column chart visuals by Akvelon
  • 3AG Systems – Column chart with small multiples
  • 3AG Systems – Bar chart with absolute variance
  • 3AG Systems – Column chart with relative variance

Data connectivity

  • Web By Example connector is now generally available
  • SAP BW Connector implementation v2 is now generally available
  • SAP BW Message Server Connector is now generally available
  • Vertica connector is now generally available
  • Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central connectors are now generally available
  • New Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premises connector

Data preparation

  • Data Profiling in Query Editor (preview)
  • Fuzzy Matching options for Merge Queries (preview)


  • Control export data options for your reports
  • Transport layer security settings

For a summary of the major updates, you can watch the following playlist. We are trying something a little different this month. Instead of one long video, we made a video per section and connected them with a playlist. Let us know what you think of the new format!