Microsoft Adds Real-Time Updating to Power BI on iOS
No manual refreshing required. The Power BI iOS apps automatically reflect changes as they happen.Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based business intelligence offering, can now relay real-time updates to the iOS versions of the platform's app. "Whether your data is pushed through Power BI API in real time or scheduled to refresh periodically, you now get updates live on your mobile device," announced Microsoft's Power BI group in a blog post detailing the latest batch of enhancements to the software. "If you update data on a dashboard or tile, add or remove a tile, or change the name of a tile, the newest version will automatically and instantly be visible on your mobile device." Also new in this round of mobile Power BI updates is the ability to view R-tiles, visualizations based on scripts running on local installations of the R statistical analysis platform, as well as new Bing content pack data. "After connecting to a Bing dashboard in the Power BI service, your Bing-based dashboard will contain tiles that are generated directly from Bing," added the Power BI team. "You can now also view these Bing dashboards on your mobile device, along with all your other data." New offline indicators alert users to a loss in network connectivity. And while offline, new caching functionality enables users to access their cached Power BI data indefinitely.
Pinned report pages now generate a thumbnail that springs into a full landscape view when tapped. Power BI Favorites, a bookmarking feature of sorts, has been removed.