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
- use the category “Announcements” to filter for announcement posts: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/category/announcements/
Change Log / Whats New Pages
New in 2021-03: What’s New in the latest Power BI Update? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/fundamentals/desktop-latest-update
Power BI Desktop
The Power BI Desktop teams tracks all changes in the product on a single page (including all released versions)
New in 2021-03: Power BI Desktop Change Log https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/fundamentals/desktop-change-log
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:
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:
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
PBIRS What’s New page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/report-server/whats-new