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Narratives for Power BI 1.2 Release Notes

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The Narratives for Power BI Team is pleased to announce the release of Narratives for Power BI 1.2. You can read through the release notes below for explanations on new features and functionality. Please note, these new features will automatically appear the next time you use the Narratives for Power BI custom visual- there is no download necessary.

1. Story Inclusion Thresholds - Narratives will only include content about shifts in measures that are important to the user.

    • Specify how large a change in measures needs to be in order to be included in the narrative.
      • For example, if the threshold is set to 20%, the narrative will not include content about peaks or troughs of the line with changes that are less than 20%.
    • Input the confidence level at which the narrative will discuss the overall trend of a series
      • For example, if the threshold is set to 99%, content concerning the overall trend or prediction will not appear unless it is at a 99% confidence level

A guide for this feature can be found in the help center

2. Custom Formatting - Users can apply custom formatting to content about interesting movements in a metric or relevant trend line analysis.

    • Apply style (bold, italic, underline) or color to interesting content
    • Customize the styles applied

A guide for this feature can be found in the help center

3. Predictive Analytics - When a statistically relevant trend line can be drawn through a time series, a user can request a discussion of predicted future movement of the series.

    • Specify the number of periods into the future to predict
    • Use story inclusion thresholds to adjust the confidence level necessary to included trendline and predictive content

A guide for this feature can be found in the help center

4. Additional Measure Relationships - Users can supply additional context to the measures in their visualization to have a more relevant and insightful narrative. The new relationships are:

    • One measure is the benchmark of another measure. For example, looking at a fund’s total return over time vs. a market index benchmark.
    • Measures represent the same metric, but across two different time series. For example, looking at revenue by product in the current quarter vs. the previous quarter or the same quarter a year earlier.

A guide for this feature can be found in the help center

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