Power BI Change Log and Release Notes – One for the reference

With very frequent updates of the different parts of the Power BI Universe it is not easy to follow all the updates and – to track a history of changes and new features.

In many of my Power BI workshops, the attendees ask how to keep track of all those fast movement and changes and I often answer with… “Well – it depends and there are several pages where the change history is tracked..”

And that is the main purpose of this post – to start a summary of those links – where you (and myself) find the change history of Power BI applications.

Power BI Blog

One of the main resources is the Power BI Blog – including all the Power BI related announcements

Change Log / Whats New Pages

Power BI Desktop

The Power BI Desktop teams tracks all changes in the product on a single page (including all released versions)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/fundamentals/desktop-latest-update-archive

Power BI Service

Many features in the Power BI Service are dependent on Power BI Desktop changes – but sometimes they are released in a different cadence.

Have a look at the Power BI Service What’s New page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/fundamentals/service-whats-new

Power BI Mobile Apps

The new features and changes for the mobile apps are tracked on the What’s New page here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/consumer/mobile/mobile-whats-new-in-the-mobile-apps

On-Premises Data Gateway

The 2020 updates of the gateway changes are listed here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/data-integration/gateway/service-gateway-monthly-updates

I haven’t really found a consolidated page for gateway changes before 2020, but if you use the tag “gateway” to search in the Power BI blog you’ll get a list of posts related to the gateway changes:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tag/gateway/

Power BI Report Server

Every release of Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) is tracked on the following page. Not only the main releases (i.e. May 2020) but also the released minor versions (and hotfixes) are listed

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/report-server/changelog

PBIRS What’s New page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/report-server/whats-new

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1 Response to Power BI Change Log and Release Notes – One for the reference

  1. Gingerbread says:

    That is very helpful! thank you very much for this very useful summary.

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