Visual Awesomeness Unlocked – The Globe Map
By Amir Netz, Technical Fellow and Manoj Patel, Software Engineer All Map enthusiasts, we have a special treat for you this week. You are going to love it! Some of you might have seen this already in our demos but this week you can touch it and feel…
Help improve the Power BI mobile apps
Never used the Power BI mobile apps? Doesn’t matter – we still want your feedback! The goal of the Power BI mobile apps is to make it easy to stay connected to your data at the touch of your fingertips, on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 mobile devices. We want to make the mobile experience better for all Power BI users, so we’re running a short survey. Take this survey to influence the future releases of the Power BI mobile apps!
Filters coming for phone reports
Reports are one of the most powerful features of Power BI. Several months ago, we introduced phone reports, and we continue to improve on them. Phone reports allow creators to optimize for the size, shape, and touch interaction of a phone, with minimal effort. Phone reports enhance the mobile experience, with features such as a dedicated focus mode for visuals, the ability to drill in visuals, sorting options, and collapsible menus. Today we’re excited to introduce filters as are our latest improvement to phone reports.
Explore your Partner Center Analytics Data in Power BI
We’re pleased to announce the public preview of the new Partner Center Analytics App for Power BI for direct partners. Get a visual representation of your business data with Partner Center…
Power BI April Service Content Packs
Power BI service content packs allow Power BI users to quickly connect to variety of services and get customized reports and dashboards built on top of their data from those services. We are continuously working with Partners and SaaS applications owners to onboard them to the Power BI Content Packs ecosystem. With many partners continuously developing new content packs and updating existing ones, we wanted to start a monthly blogpost to share with you the newly added content packs in the Power BI service.
Power BI Service March Feature Summary
It’s been another exciting month for Power BI! Join us as we recap all the features that we’ve released in the Power BI service this month. A few general notes before we continue: the features that…
March Madness Community Updates
If you’ve visited the Power BI Community this week, you’ve probably spotted a few exciting new additions! Learn more about the new Report Theme Gallery, the Custom Visuals Community site, and the Design Your Own Swag t-shirt contest.
Power BI Service February Feature Summary
It’s been another busy month for the Power BI team. Each week, we’ve released updates to the Power BI service, rolling out new features and improving existing. Worried you missed something? Fear not! Below, we’ll recap all the features we’ve released in February.
Tech Tip Thursday: Connecting from Power BI Mobile to SSRS
Microsoft’s Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, Guy in a Cube shows you how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and the Web Application Proxy (WAP) role in Windows 2016, so that you can connect from Power BI mobile to SQL Server Reporting Services using OAuth.
Bulk Assign Licenses in Office 365
NOTE: Information good as of 7/21/2015 and is subject to change! With the upcoming Power BI General Availability , you may be in a situation, with your Tenants, to assign a license to a bunch of licenses to your users. This may be for the Free or Pro…
Updated Power BI web application sample is now available
We’re pretty stoked to have a new version of our web application sample out on GitHub. We took the original sample and paired it down significantly to focus on those elements that are critical to understanding how to call the Power BI REST API from a…
Now in Preview – Get quick insights into your QuickBooks Online account data
Whether you are starting your own business or a well-established small business owner, you are likely using QuickBooks , the most common accounting solution for small business owners. If so, Power BI provides an easy and better way to visualize your business…
Monitor your Azure SQL Database Auditing activity with Power BI
Azure SQL Database Auditing logs tracks database events, enabling you to retain, report and analyze the activities in the instances you monitor. These logs can be used to help gain insight into discrepancies and anomalies that could indicate business…
Monitor and track your SendGrid email delivery stats using Power BI
SendGrid is an incredibly powerful “Email Infrastructure in the Cloud” platform. If you use SendGrid as a means for reaching your customers via email, then it is very easy to use Power BI as a means of monitoring and analyzing your email deliverability…
6 New Updates to the Power BI Designer Preview
Try what’s coming next for Power BI! This week we are releasing a new version of the Power BI Designer Preview . This update is packed with lots of new things for you to try: from new connectors, transformations and Report view features to significant…
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…
Tech Tip Thursday: authentication with Analysis Services live connections
In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube breaks out his whiteboard to talk about how authentication works with Analysis Services via the Power BI Gateway – Enterprise. He outlines setting up your data source in the enterprise gateway, and how to ensure that your user and your domain are correctly configured in Analysis Services and Active Direcory with the credentials needed to access your data in Power BI.
Webinar 5/31: DAX best practices from the field, by Paul Turley
In this week’s Power BI Community Webinar Series, presenter Paul Turley explores DAX fundamentals, and goes into some tips and tricks for defining and using KPIs and natural language to get insights from your data. Join us on May 31 at 1:00 p.m. PT!
Power BI gateways – May Update
This release includes support for new data sources and an update to the UPN Mapping feature.
Power BI Embedded Preview now available worldwide!
Updating Http URL to Https
Deep Dive into Query Parameters and Power BI Templates
Two of the new features in the Power BI Desktop April Update are Query Parameters and Power BI Template files. In this blog post, we will take a deeper look at the new capabilities and scenarios that these two features enable in Power BI.
2 Dashboard Makeover tips to improve your visuals
On May 12, 2016, the Power BI team held the first live Dashboard Makeover, and it turned out to be one of our most popular webinars of the year! If you missed it live, the Dashboard Makeover webinar is available in its entirety on-demand, and we’ve got a few highlights from the presentation.
Secure and Audit Power BI in Your Organization
Today we are announcing two features to assist organizations meet their security and compliance requirements as they deploy Power BI. First, Power BI now supports Azure AD Conditional Access to…
Get hands-on with intelligent technologies at the Microsoft Data Science Summit
On September 26–27, the Microsoft Data Science Summit will host an interactive event on the disruptive technologies and innovative solutions in big data, advanced analytics, and machine learning.
Webinars for the week of 8/14: R for the Masses and Using Power BI to Build Financial Dashboards
Power BI webinars for the week of 8/14 are two of the most requested topics: R and Financial Dashboards.