Thanks for submitting. We are looking to make some improvements in this area.
OK folks. We hear you and we have work on going to dramatically improve the modeling diagram experience. This will also include making sure that the tables don't move on you by themselves.
We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.
At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.
You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh
We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!
Please note: The first iteration of the feature will be for Premium only due to architectural differences in how Premium and Shared work. That said, we plan on closing the gap in the architecture and enable incremental update across the board in the service, but it will take some time.
Dave - Incremental refresh of data will be a Power BI service feature and will not be available on the desktop.
The first iteration of the feature will be for Premium only due to architectural differences in how Premium and Shared work. That said, we plan on closing the gap in the architecture and enable incremental update across the board in the service.
Incremental updates are currently under development. We hope to deliver them this spring.
At the Microsoft Business Applications Summit we showed off an early preview of the new decomposition tree visual! It’s in the works and coming soon to Power BI. Check out this blog post for more information: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-ai-and-enterprise-features-for-power-bi/
To implement breakdown trees in a way that will perform well and be scalable we'll need to enhance some deep architectural foundations in the Power BI visuals framework. The enhancements will allow a visual to send multiple different queries to the BI model and "stitch" them together to a single graphical representation.
This architectural enhancement is a significant effort and we will start it this sprint with the intent of delivering this summer.
Once completed it will open the door to a whole new class of visuals, including the breakdown trees.