On my computer I have 2 versions of Power BI Desktop installed – one from the Microsoft Store which is updated automatically and the downloaded version from downloads – and typically I have last month edition as my downloaded version.
But in my taskbar its impossible to tell the difference between the two.
Well we can solve that by changing the icon for the downloaded version – its not possible for the store version.
If you right click the icon in the taskbar and then right click the Power BI Desktop
You can select the properties for this App.
Now click the Change Icon
This will show you the current icon and now you can change this by clicking Browse – in my case I will select the icon for the PBIDocument
And click open – then icon will now be set to this
And when clicking OK
We will see the icon has changed for the Shortcut.
Notice that it will change immediately
But after a restart it will appear
Hope this can make your choice of Power BI Desktop versions easier for you as well.