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Tech Tip Thursday: how to test Power BI in a custom directory

In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube talks to developers about how they can test their Power BI deployment in a custom directory before rolling changes out to production. He goes over the four steps needed, from creating the custom directory to adding the user to creating custom settings for your application.

[Webinar] - Power BI Q&A - Best Practices

Power BI Q&A enables users to ask natural language questions and get answer in the form of visuals or reports automatically created with the data that best answers their question. Join us for…

Tech Tip Thursday: Row-Level Security for DirectQuery and cloud models

In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube talks about what "Row-Level Security" means for analysts, and how it can be applied to both DirectQuery and cloud models in Power BI. He demonstrates how to create roles for datasets, add new filters, and assign users these roles using the new Security settings in the Power BI service.

Analyze your Microsoft Dynamics AX data with Power BI

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps enterprises increase the speed of doing business. We have now released a third Dynamics AX content pack for Power BI…

Power BI Mobile Apps Update – June 2016

We're excited to share the Power BI Mobile update for June because it's packed with really great improvements and a number of exciting new features!

Whitepaper: Bidirectional Cross Filtering

In SQL Server 2014, filter context of a table is based on the values in a related table. With bidirectional cross-filtering, the filter context is propagated to a second related table on the other side of a table relationship. Learn more in our new whitepaper.

Unlock retail intelligence with the Power BI app Barcode scanner

Anyone who has worked in a retail business, from manager to customer service agent, knows that the success of their operation isn't found in the back room – it's out on the sales floor. You've always had your retail data at your fingertips with the Power BI mobile app, but now we've enhanced the retail experience with the addition of a new barcode scanner.

4 recommended practices for new DAX users

On May 31, Paul Turley, Mentor for SolidQ and a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Microsoft Data Platform, presented a Power BI Community Webinar on “Best DAX Practices From the Field”. If you’re just starting to learn DAX, check out Paul’s four recommended practices for new users!

Webinar: What does your dashboard say about you?

On May 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. PT, Microsoft Principal Program Manager and Power BI dashboard expert Marc Reguera will present live Dashboard Makeovers on submissions from the Community. Marc's tips will focus on readability, functionality, and sharing your insights more effectively.

Microsoft Data Insights Summit Livestream: day two

The 2016 Microsoft Data Insights Summit has come to a close, but not before another full day of interesting livestreamed panels! Most of the presentations will be available within the next day on the…

Announcing General Availability of Power BI publisher for Excel

Power BI publisher for Excel enables you to take snapshots of important PivotTables, Charts, cell ranges, and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a dashboard, then share the dashboard with your colleagues.

Power BI enables connectivity to Impala

In the Power BI Desktop July Update, we have introduced a new Preview connector that allows users to easily bring data from Impala into their Power BI reports. Let's take a look at this new connector in action!

The Power BI for iOS app is now globally available

On Monday, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview in more than 140 countries . This, of course, includes the Power BI for iOS app, for both iPad and iPhone devices . The app offers an easy and native experience designed especially...

Can we share items between Tenants?

NOTE: Information listed here is good as of 3/6/2015 and is subject to change. There has been confusion with the new Power BI Public Preview and Sharing. Currently, the only item that can be shared is the Dashboard. People have asked if they can just...

From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business...

The Power BI iPhone app introduces data-driven alerts and annotations

Last week, Microsoft released the Power BI app for iPhone, joining its sibling iPad app. Both apps are part of the new Power BI preview features, released on December 18 th , and are just the first wave of the new Power BI mobile offering, to be followed...

Data Source isn’t registered in Power BI

I’ve seen a few cases where customers are getting the following error when trying to setup a Scheduled Data Refresh within Power BI, and not sure what to do. OnPremise error: Sorry, the data source for this data connection isn’t registered for Power BI...

[Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . How is your marketing campaign performing? Which of your sales people need extra support? When should you perform preventive maintenance on your factory equipment? Learn how to answer...

A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

Yesterday we announced exciting news for Power BI. Anyone with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI today for free. The preview introduces a number of new Power BI including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular...

New Power BI features available for preview

Today we are previewing new features for Power BI, our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone. Power BI reduces the barriers to deploying a business intelligence environment to share and collaborate on data and analytics from...

5 New Updates in Power Query

Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for...

Announcing New Excel 2013 BI Stability and Usability Improvements

Recently we have announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios, especially when Power Query, Power Pivot & Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated...

Getting Started with Power Pivot - Part I

Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In our previous blog posts we explored how to bring data into Excel through Power Query ( Part I and Part II ). In this blog post we will take that data and prepare it for analyzing...

London's Metro Bank uses Microsoft’s Power BI to help improve customer service

While we love talking about the latest out of Microsoft, the best part of talking about the latest and greatest is hearing how our customers are able to use our products to meet – and beat – goals, increase efficiency, or get a leg up on competitors...

3 Great Examples: Data Done Well

It’s no secret that big data has big potential – here at Microsoft, we work with hundreds of customers using technology in new ways to get the most out of data in every shape and form. While each of these companies defines “success”...

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