Power BI Desktop May 2016 Update; Quick Check

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Power BI | No Comments

Power BI Desktop May 2016 Update is out now, and there is still no official announcement in Power BI blog for it, however Koen already posted a blog post about it. Just to name a few major updates; Conditional Formatting, Quick Calc, and Three new standard measures. Here are my first glance view of these features;

Conditional Formatting

you can now click on a column added to a table’s field, and choose Conditional Formatting


then you can format it as you want.


Quick Calc

This allows you to create quick measures


and you can show it in a percentage of total if you want


This helps you to create charts with percentage as an extra axis


Three New Measures; Standard Deviation, Median, and Variance



For now these were updates that I’ve noticed, I’ll update this post later with new features in this version.



Reza Rad
Reza Rad is an Author, Trainer, Speaker and DW/BI Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 15 years’ experience in databases, programming and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform for seven continues years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. He is author of some SQL Server and BI books, and also Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star.

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