You are here:

Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1

The rollout of this year's first Power Platform Release Wave upgrade wave starts in April, where a number of new features and possibilities for Power BI will also be released. On this page you can read more about Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1 and get an overview of the new features launched for Power BI.

Content menu
 


Overview of Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1

Microsoft's business intelligence solution Power BI helps companies support and operate a data culture where all employees across departments and at all levels of the companies are able to make informed decisions based on data at any scale and from any data source.

To enable companies to operate a culture based on data insight, Microsoft is committed to improving three already familiar areas of Power BI. 

Strengthen the individual employee with Power BI

With the updates that come with Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1, it will be easier than ever for all company employees to work with data via already familiar Microsoft Office-like experiences and AI-infused insights across Power BI Desktop, the Power BI service and the Power BI mobile applications.

Microsoft's focus is still on providing the best BI functionality on the market, developed for business analysts and end users. Power BI will integrate closer with Microsoft 365 to enable all business users to seamlessly analyze enterprise data. Microsoft also provides with Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1 one-click on-ramps for analysis of tables with data from any daya source as well as functionality that complements Microsoft Excel. Also, the investment in the user experience for composing reports is enhanced by handling images and measurements and utilizing natural language input where possible. And most importantly, a number of improvements are introduced based on feedback and ideas from users in the Power BI community.

Strengthen the individual team with Power BI

The insights and knowledge Power BI provides can be an essential and deeply incorporated part of the structure that underlies the work your business teams. With Power BI, data becomes an important part of the foundation for each team to make informed decisions and promote team productivity and collaboration. This has become even more important in the last few years, where many have worked at home and much collaboration has depended on technological solutions. And data insight only becomes real valuable when it is shared with the coworkers in the team

In Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1, Power BI is integrated with Microsoft 365, insight is given to Microsoft Teams, where the team can work closely in key areas such as meetings, channels and chats. Also, the ability for Power BI users to locate data and share it quickly improves, both within and outside the enterprise. It will also be possible to track the company's goals on a company scale through 'Goals' and build stories around data through effective storytelling.

Strengthen the Company with Power BI

A Mayor strength of Power BI is the solution's flexibility and adaptability, which means that Power BI can easily be scaled to meet even the most demanding needs of large corporate customers. With the centralized administration, management and market-leading security functionality in Power BI, the company's IT operations managers always have full visibility and control. With Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1, Microsoft continues to invest in a number of Power BI enhancements that focus on trust and compliance, audibility, information quality, adoption, connectivity, self-service data preparation, big data management, company-scale semantic models and not least business reporting.

Microsoft's focus on strengthening both the individual employee and the individual team, as well as enabling IT managers to live up to advanced security and administration requirements, greatly contributes to companies being able to gain insight into their business data, even on a large scale.

Power BI Premium

With each Power Platform Release Wave release, Microsoft continues to enhance Power BI Premium by providing new features and capabilities that help companies quickly access large-scale data insights and meet the most demanding needs of any business.

The new enhancements to Power BI Premium will cover the following areas:

  • Flexible licensing
    With Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1, companies now have the opportunity to choose between licensing options per. user and per. capacity.
  • Microsoft-owned resource management
    With the Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1 update, companies do not have to worry about peak workloads and capacity utilization that can affect the performance when working with Power BI.
  • Autoscaling and pay-as-you-go pricing
    In Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1, you will not experience a decrease in solution performance if you scale beyond resource capacity.
  • Data preparation
    Advanced data preparation self-service is enhanced in Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1.
  • Interactive experiences over big data
    2022 Release Wave 1 introduces interactive user experiences over big data in big data sources, such as Azure Synapse Analytics.
  • Operational reporting and distribution
    With Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1, you can distribute pixel-perfect reports to millions of users.
  • Security
    Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1 includes enhancements to advanced security.

New features in Power BI Premium

New functions and possibilities in Power BI Premium help companies to accelerate their ability to gain insight into data on a large scale and meet the individual company's most demanding needs.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Data protection enhancements - highlighting centralized Power BI DLP policies Users by admins, makers, or analysts April 2022 -
Automatic aggregations Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 2022
Hybrid tables Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 2022
Power BI Report Server - May 2022 release Users by admins, makers, or analysts - May 2022
Power BI Report Server - September 2022 release Users by admins, makers, or analysts - September 2022
Chargeback reporting for Power BI Premium administrators Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically June 2022 September 2022

 

Power BI Pro

In a modern company, it is important that all employees have the opportunity to find, share and collaborate on insights, so that a data culture is built. So whether it concerns employees who author reports in Power BI Desktop, employees who explore company data in the Power BI service or mobile applications, or whether it concerns users in Microsoft 365 who use data to make more informed decisions, Power BI will continue to evolve into to make it easier than ever to work with company data.

With Power BI 2022 Release Wave 1 Microsoft is investing in the following three key areas:

  • Strengthen the individual employee
    Create optimal working conditions for the individual employee with instant familiar user experiences and AI-integrated data insight
  • Strengthen the individual team
    Make it simple for each business team to integrate the daily work with Business Intelligence, where it works, and thus make data a natural part of any decision made, so that insight is transformed into concrete actions.
  • Strengthen the individual company
    Improve company data management and meet the most demanding business and administration needs.

New features in Power BI Pro

The new features, enhancements and capabilities launched with the Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1 encourage a data-driven culture in companies by helping all employees discover and collaborate on insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Create reports in the Power BI service with new data sources Users, automatically April 2022 -
New and enhanced Power BI experiences in Teams     Users, automatically April 2022 -
Quick measures using natural language Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically April 2022 -
Contextual on-object interaction with Power BI visuals Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2022 -
Power BI integration in Outlook and Office hub Users, automatically May 2022 -
Power BI datasets hub enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically June 2022 -
Quickly create a Power BI dataset or report from a table of data in Excel Users, automatically July 2022 -
View Power BI files in OneDrive and SharePoint Users, automatically July 2022 -
Accessibility - improved slicer navigation Users, automatically - July 2022
Accessibility - improved table navigation Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - July 2022
Accessibility - reflow to support 400x zoom Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - July 2022
Accessibility - show visuals as tables Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - July 2022
Accessibility - smart narrative descriptions Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - July 2022
Forbedret Power BI-administration og -drift Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - September 2022
Embed Power BI scorecards in PowerPoint presentations Users, automatically - September 2022
Improved Power BI administration and operations Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - September 2022
Improve My workspace governance Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2022 September 2022
Administrative insights with long-term historical tenant activity retention, central metadata, and built-in reports Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2022 To be announced

 


Description of table values

General availability
In the column to the right 'General availability', indicate in which month the function in question is delivered. The date of delivery of the specified function can be any day of that month.

Public preview
In the 'Public preview' column, indicate in which month the function in question is released as a publicly available trial version. The release date of the specified trial may be any day of that month.

The checkmark (✓)
The checkmark (✓) means that the function in question has already been released for public preview or early access and general availability.

Description of 'Available for' column values

Users, automatically
These features include changes to the user experience and are activated automatically.

Administrators, developers, marketers or analysts, automatically
These features are intended for use by administrators, developers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

Users by Administrators, Developers, or Analysts
These features must be enabled or configured by administrators, manufacturers, or business analysts to be available to their users.

Your Challenge. Our Passion
Dynamics 365 Business Central / Dynamics NAV partner