The Power BI team have released details of their March update to the standalone Power BI designer.
You’ll find details of the update here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/03/26/7-new-updates-to-the-power-bi-designer-preview-march-2015.aspx
The first thing I noticed is just how much faster the tool operates. The blog post mentioned performance enhancements but I really, really noticed them.
One particular enhancement that I wanted to call out was the additional of a connector for Google Analytics. I’ve been trying that this morning and have found it really easy to use. All the standard categories appear as available sets of data:
I’ve picked those that I’m interested in:
Then added them to a report:
Very easy. And it’s clear which type of device/operating system we need to continue to ensure the best experience on at SQL Down Under.