Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop Makes Quick Work Out of Big Datasets

Although somewhat overshadowed by the many cloud-focused announcements at this year’s Build developer conference, the Power BI group at Microsoft also unveiled some major new updates to the desktop client used to create reports on the cloud-enabled business intelligence and data analytics platform.

In the May 2018 update of Power BI Desktop, Microsoft introduced an incremental refresh feature that enables the software and its users to work better with large datasets stored in Power BI Premium. Currently in beta, the feature offers controls and filters that allow users to set ranges and how long data is stored, among several other options.

Author: Pedro Hernandez


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