#PowerJanta – Power BI August 2021 Feature Summary

PBI Feature Summary

Here is my selection of noteworthy highlights from Microsoft Power BI August 2021 Feature Summary.


  • Customizing shape formatting
    • A lot more options are now added for customizing shapes


  • New way of expressing Date and DateTime values
    • We now have DAX literals to reduce our code length. Check out the Old and New way below.
    • Old Way
      • EVALUATE
        FILTER (
            [OrderDate] > (DATE(2015,1,9) + TIME(2,30,0)) 
            && [OrderDate] < (DATE(2015,12,31) + TIME(11,59,59))
    • New Way
      • EVALUATE
        FILTER (
            [OrderDate] > dt"2015-1-9T02:30:00" 
            && [OrderDate] < dt"2015-12-31T11:59:59"

Data Connectivity

  • Google Big Query
    • We now have Custom SQL Support. Two months back we saw a similar feature getting rolled out for Snowflake.

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Check out my previous post titled #PowerJanta – Power BI July 2021 Feature Summary. To know more about #PowerJantaclick here.

Image Credits: Microsoft’s Official Power BI August 2021 Feature Summary

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