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Microsoft Updates Power BI Report URL Filter, Report Server Update

August 20, 2018 / Todd R. Weiss

The new capabilities for Microsoft Power BI add a wide range of features for users as they create business intelligence reports. Microsoft's Power BI application has been given a number of feature updates aimed at improving enterprise business intelligence reporting and improving the performance of Power BI for users. In separate announcements, Power BI Report URL filter enhancements now make it easier for users to define more complex report-level filters as query string parameters directly in report URLs, while the August update for Power BI Server includes a list of long-awaited improvements, including report theming, conditional formatting improvements and report page tooltips. Tooltips is a Power BI feature that allows users to add more contextual information and detail to data points on a visual, according to Microsoft. The Power BI Report URL improvements were outlined in an Aug. 17 post on The Power BI Blog by Kay Unkroth, a Microsoft senior program manager.