8. New scenarios for ‘Scanner API’
The Scanner API, which is part of the Power BI Admin API, allows administrators to efficiently and automatically retrieve valuable information about their organisation’s Power BI assets: inventory, metadata and data lineage. In turn, it allows them to leverage this information for their own customised solutions.
The API was developed with the goal of improving the efficiency and performance of Power BI scanning so that it can support large amounts of data assets while meeting organisations’ security standards. Ultimately, the Scanner API enables companies to better understand their own business and meet their data governance policies.
The new Power BI update adds new capabilities to the Scanner API:
- Additional artifact metadata: scheduled refresh settings and RDL data source properties.
- Dataset sub-artifact metadata: dataset tables whose ‘Enable load’ property is set to OFF and RLS configuration.
- Dataset sub-artifact coverage: XMLA changes, automatically generated datasets, datasets created through quick create and quick share, and web modelling modifications.
- Datamarts support.
9. Email subscriptions
This month Power BI also launches email subscriptions for dashboard monitoring. These subscriptions allow users to receive email notifications and stay up to date on their most important dashboards.
How to set up a subscription?
- Select the ‘Subscribe’ button in the top ribbon > Select ‘Add a new subscription’ in the panel that opens on the right of the screen.
In the panel you will need to enter your subscription details (name, reason, email details, etc.). You can also choose the frequency at which you wish to receive the emails, as well as set a start date and optionally an end date for the subscription.
After completing and saving the process, you will be able to edit, activate and deactivate, or simply delete the subscription altogether.
10. New custom visuals
The new Power BI update also includes several new custom visuals created by third parties. You can check out the functionality and features of the new visuals by clicking on the link for each of them in the list below:
From Bismart, we would like to remind you that the original Power BI visuals usually provide better performance than custom visuals.
Before you go…
Of all the new features, which one are you most looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments.