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[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…

Power BI APIs Real-Time Example

See a demo of using the Power BI REST APIs to push web telemetry to a dataset and see a dashboard update in real-time.

Power Query: Unable to import Non-English SharePoint Lists

Within Power Query, you may want to pull data from a SharePoint List that is hosted on SharePoint Online. When loading from the site, you will see the lists populated in the Navigator pane. This is what it looks like for my current site that is set to…

7 new updates in Power Query

Take Power Query to the next level: share your queries and create a corporate data catalog. Try Power BI for Free today! In this Post Download the Power Query Update Support for loading Binary-typed columns (such as images) to the Data Model…

Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available

Today Microsoft and SAP announced the general availability of Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI. This joint business intelligence interoperability solution is delivered in Microsoft Excel, Power BI for Office 365 , and SAP BusinessObjects…

Earth’s Rising Tempers: Unlocking Volcanoes Insights with Power BI

Volcanoes are one of the most destructive forces of nature and always get a fair amount of attention from the general public and the scientific community. Volcanic activity generates thousands of data points. Remy Tom, one of our semi-finalist of the…

Dynamics CRM Online in Power Query

In the December update of Power Query , we included a variety of new features including support for Dynamics CRM Online. This is an exciting addition to the data sources that Power Query can connect to and will allow Dynamics CRM Online customers to load…

One Year Old Travels: A Father and Son’s Journey Through the First Year of Life

One year ago, I was holding my wife’s hand as she completed the most amazing and difficult journey of her life so far: the birth of our son. We’ve each grown so much since then, it’s hard to remember how different we were before he was born, and it’s…

Test Your Geography Knowledge with the Power Map Geo Quiz for GeoWeek 2013

The Power BI team loves geography so in honor of National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week November 17 th -23 rd , we created this video to quiz you about some of our favorite “geo facts”. Where are highest and lowest points…

Keeping Your Reports Up to Date with Scheduled Data Refresh

You can automatically keep your workbooks up to date using the scheduled refresh functionality in Power BI for Office 365 sites. This blog post provides an overview of how the feature works, and links to a few different related pages in the Office 365…

Announcing the General Availability of Power BI for Office 365

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365 , a cloud-based business intelligence service that gives people a powerful new way to work with data in the tools they use every day, Excel and Office 365. With Excel you can…

Analyzing your Microsoft Exchange Account Data with Power Query

One of the interesting additions to the Power Query Preview December update is the ability to import data from Microsoft Exchange. In this blog post, Miguel Llopis (a Program Manager in the Power Query team) will walk us through the capabilities exposed…

Describing the forecasting models in Power View

Power View performs advanced statistical analysis of the data in your line charts to generate forecasts that incorporate trends and seasonal factors. If you want to learn more about these methods and how to customize your forecasts to get the best results…

Power Map April update for Office 365 now available and Preview expiration removed in Office 2013

The Power Map team is excited and proud to bring you the April update of Microsoft Power Map for Excel. This update brings new functionality to Power Map and improves some existing features. Power Map users with an active Office 365 subscription will…

Announcing Connected Excel Tables from Power BI (Public Preview)

This feature allows users to export an Excel table from a Power BI report and keep that table connected to Power BI by refreshing it in the Excel grid.

Export to Excel Improvements for Matrix Visuals (GA)

The improvements to the Power BI matrix visual that ensures that structure of data exported to Excel is preserved is now Generally Available (GA).

REMINDER: Announcing the retirement of data support for Streaming Dataflows

Streaming Dataflows has now been retired and all data retained from the experience will no longer exist starting mid-June 2023. You can now migrate to Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) No-code editor today!

Power BI March 2023 Feature Summary

After almost 10 years, support for Windows 8.1 has ended on January 10, 2023. In line with this, we will stop support for Power BI Desktop on Windows 8.1 on January 31, 2024. After that, Power BI Desktop will only be supported on Windows 10 and newer. The January 2024 release of Power BI Desktop for Report Server will be the last release to support Windows 8.1, and this version will only receive security updates until January 2025 per the Modern Lifecycle Policy.

Pre-Announcing Better Power BI Report Integration with OneDrive and SharePoint (Preview)

OneDrive and SharePoint integration capabilities are coming to Power BI! The public preview will be rolling out in the next few weeks!

Choose a launch item for your Power BI mobile app

Power BI Mobile apps introduce a new feature that allows users (and admins) to configure an item to display whenever they launch the app, instead of the app home page. Launch item can save time and enhance user experience by taking them directly to the most important or relevant content, such as a report, a dashboard, a scorecard, or an app.

Announcing general availability of the ExecuteQueries REST API

We are happy to announce that the ExecuteQueries REST API is now GA. By using this REST API, you can query datasets in Power BI from practically any modern environment on any platform, as long as you can authenticate with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and construct a Web request. The query functionality is comparable to XMLA read access, yet avoids dependencies on Analysis Services client libraries, requires no connection to XMLA endpoints, and works in Premium workspaces as well as in ordinary workspaces.

Announcing General Availability (GA) of the Power BI connector for Databricks

We are excited to announce General Availability (GA) of the Power BI connector for Databricks, including the ability to connect to Databricks without an on-premises data gateway as well as support for Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication and SSO in DirectQuery mode in the Power BI service.

Microsoft named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and BI Platforms

We are thrilled to announce that for the sixteenth consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Microsoft has also been positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision, and highest in the Ability to Execute in the Magic Quadrant for the fifth consecutive year.

Power BI Desktop June 2020 Feature Summary

We have great updates this release! We’re super excited to announce this month that several features are now generally available: automatic page refresh, the hierarchy slicer, the modern ribbon, and AI insights are now generally available. On top of this, we have several new features and updates that will really improve your reporting: many enhancements to mobile layout authoring, visual updates and more! Check out the full blog to learn more about all the updates and enhancements.

New sharing experience coming soon!

Sharing reports in Power BI will be as easy and familiar as sharing in Office. At the end of this month, we’ll be introducing a new sharing capability in Power BI that will allow reports to be shared with people within the organization through shareable links.