What’s new in the Power BI app and Power View in HTML5

The Microsoft Power BI for Windows app and the HTML5 version of Power View now have a lot of the same features.

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New in the HTML5 version of Power View

Power View in HTML5 has these new features:

  • Drill down in maps.
  • Line charts have tooltips.
  • Bar and column charts can show data labels.
  • Small multiples can contain maps.

New in the Power BI for Windows app

Favorites

The Power BI for Windows app now displays the favorites you set in your My Power BI site. If you’re running Windows 8.1, this update will automatically combine your favorite reports in the app with your favorites in your My Power BI site.

 Important    If you have a favorite report in the Power BI app that isn’t enabled on the Power BI site, we can’t automatically add it to your My Power BI site favorites. If a favorite report is missing after the automatic upgrade, make sure the report is enabled on the Power BI site, then try to make it a favorite again.

New in the Power BI for Windows app (already in Power View in HTML5)

Charts

Forecast and hindcast in a line chart with a single line over a time series. Select the line chart, then double-tap the arrow pointing to the right Forecast handle for Power View in HTML5.

Line charts now have tooltips.

Bar and column charts show data labels.

Maps

Maps can show multiple series of data, so not just dots but also pie charts of various sizes on maps.

More about maps in Power View.

Multiples

Power View Multiples

  • Sort order    Multiples are in the order they were in when you last saved the report. You can’t change it in Power View in HTML5.
  • Highlighting    Selecting values in multiples doesn’t highlight values in other visualizations, but selecting values in other visualizations highlights the same values in the multiples.
  1. Drill down    Doesn’t work in multiples in Power View in HTML5. Say a multiple has a drill-down field in a report.
    1. If you drill down in the multiple in Excel and then save the report, in Power View in HTML5 the multiple will be a gray box.
    2. If you save the report without drilling down, Power View in HTML5 displays the multiples.
    3. In Power View in HTML5 you can’t drill down into multiples.
  2. Multiples with maps    Don’t work in Power View in HTML5.

More about multiples in Power View.

Already in the Power BI app and Power View in HTML5

These features are already in the HTML5 version of Power View and the Power BI app.

Visualize

Table and matrix

   
  • Scroll.
  • Load more data while scrolling.
  • Font and column sizes optimized for touch. You may have to scroll more than in Excel.
  • Drilling down and back up in a matrix.
  • Formatting for flat tables.
  • Double-click column borders to resize columns in a table or matrix.

Column and bar    (including clustered, stacked, and 100% stacked), line, scatter, bubble,    and pie charts   

  • Highlight and filter.
  • Select legend values.
  • Data labels in scatter and bubble charts.
  • Data tooltips for bar, column, scatter, bubble, and pie charts.
  • Tooltips for other design elements: title, legend, axis labels.
  • Drill down and back up in column and bar charts.
  • Formatting for charts.

Tiles    with text or images as tabs in the navigation strip. Tiles with images and text as tabs show only the image on the tab. The navigation strip can go across the top or the bottom of the tiles.

Tiles act a little differently in the Power BI app and in HTML5 than they do in Power View in Excel:

  • They start with all tiles selected.
  • Selecting in charts in a tile filters and highlights only visualizations in the tile, not on the rest of the page.
  • More about tiles in Power View.

Images

   
  • Database images.
  • Standalone static images on the page.

Text boxes    with rich-text formatting.

Key performance indicators    (KPIs).

Theme colors   

Data formatting    that respects culture settings.

Maps

   
  • Maps with the default background. Grayscale and reverse grayscale maps are displayed with the default background.

Interact

Filters

   
  • View-level filters.
  • Text states the current filters.
  • Advanced filters: Can’t edit advanced filters.
  • List filters for individual fields can contain various data types, including numbers, dates, and text.
  • Check or erase one or all values.
  • Check-boxes show if you’ve filtered all, none, or some of the values in a field.
  • Include or exclude (for example, “Is Blue and Red” or “Is not Orange”).
  • Numeric slider: You can view the end points of a range filter, but not edit them.
  • Filter dates with a date picker.

Sorting

   
  • Displays existing sort order.
  • Sort data in charts.

Slicers   

Multi-select    Select multiple values in a visualization.

Languages    The HTML5 version of Power View and the Power BI for Windows app are now available in nine languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 Note    Localization is a work in progress. Some text may still be in English.

Provide feedback    Go to Settings > Feedback and fill out the form there.

Already in the Power BI app

Take advantage of Windows 8.1 capabilities

  • 50/50 split screen.
  • Higher DPI.
  • Improved performance.

Maps with a single series of data, so dots of various sizes but no pie charts on maps.

Maps with the default background. Grayscale and reverse grayscale maps are displayed with the default background.

More information

HTML5 version of Power View

Power BI for Windows app

Discuss on the forums

Power View forum

Power BI for Windows app forum

 
 
Applies to:
Power BI app, Power View in Excel 2013