Some exciting new features in Power BI are not enabled by default. These functions are so-called preview features whose development or testing is not yet completely finished. For certain use cases, such as creating Skyscraper Maps in Power BI, it may be worthwhile to activate them.
In the following blog posts, we will check out some capabilities of the Azure Maps feature. Therefore, let’s see how you can enable Azure Maps, and other preview features, in Power BI.
1 Click on File in Power BI’s menu bar.
2 Click on Options and settings
3 Click on Options
4 Select Preview Features from the lefthand list.
5 Enable Azure map visual
6 Confirm your changes with the OK button
Power BI might ask you to restart the application in order to change the preview features settings. Now you’re good to go to create your Skyscraper Map with the Azure Maps feature!
Which preview features is Power BI offering?
While the preview features change over time, currently you can enable the following preview features in Power BI:
- Shape map visual
- Spanish language support for Q&A
- Q&A for live connected Analysis Services databases
- Azure map visual
- DirectQuery for PBI datasets and AS
- Modern visual tooltips
- Power Bl Desktop infrastructure update
- Web page connector infrastructure
- Modify visuals settings for mobile layout
- Scorecard visual
- Field parameters
— Alexander Loth (@xlth) July 12, 2022