Power BI Desktop May 2016 Update; Quick Check

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.



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Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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