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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”…

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…

Back to the Future with Power Query – Invalid Object name

I got pulled into an interest case this week that brought back some fond memories. The customer was trying to use Power Query to connect to SQL Server, but was getting errors. It was indicated that pulling in data via Power Pivot or the Excel Data Tab…

Behind the Scenes: How Power BI Handled The World Cup

In this post Importing the Data with Power Query Getting the right format with Power Query Power Pivot Power Q&A Crawl, then walk This year’s world cup was filled with unbelievable surprises; Miroslav Klose’s record breaking…

Power BI June Roundup

“For many companies data is buried treasure. There are riches in there that can completely and utterly transform a company’s fortunes, but they don’t do you any good if you don’t have the tools to dig them up” according to Geoff Carter…

The Oscars with Power BI

Move over Winter Olympics at Sochi—it’s time for the 86 th Academy Awards! While we roll out the red carpet, what better time to step behind the scenes and into Microsoft Power BI to create some visual effects on the most significant movie…

Getting Visualized: Transforming Data from Opaque to Immersive with Power Map for Excel

Guest post by Kirk Chritton, Director of Product Innovation, MCH Strategic Data At MCH Strategic Data we’ve specialized in capturing, segmenting, and applying education and healthcare marketing data for our clients since 1928. In the early days…

Have You Voted for Your Favorite Power BI Demo?

Indulge in some harmless video-binging while being awed by the talent in this community of data buffs . The voting period for the Power BI Demo Contest ends soon. So get to it! Watch as many demos as you can, then cast your vote by 5 pm PT today, January…

See the big picture with Power BI for Office 365

With Power BI for Office 365 you can consume and share your dashboards on the go. You can choose between our Power BI app or HTML5 reports to share and collaborate from anywhere on any device. Watch this new video to see how you can “Express Your Cells…

Meet our Demo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Michael Carper

It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! It’s time to announce the grand prize winner of the Power BI Demo contest tonight! (ok, technically today) Congratulations to Michael Carper and his Power BI demo of live tweeting during NBA…

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…

SSL Security Error with Data Source

YouTube Video (Better Quality) I was approached with a case where the customer was trying to create a Data Source within the Power BI Admin Center and received the following error when trying to test the connection and having Encrypt Connection selected…

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…

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…

New data source and gateway management experience

new data source and gateway management experience in Power BI

Inforiver – No-Code Partner Innovation for End-User Self-Service inside Power BI

No-Code Partner Innovation for End-User Self-Service inside Power BI

SQL 16 SSRS on Power BI app for iOS

We are happy to announce a preview of the Power BI app for iOS with support for SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2. With this update you can seamlessly bring your on-premises data to your mobile device and stay on top of your business from anywhere with out of the…

Nate Silver to headline Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Join us for the inaugural Microsoft Data Insights Summit , on March 22-23 in Bellevue, Washington, and discover new ways to bring your data to life. This will be the first Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Excel user conference designed especially for…

Share your Excel data with Power BI publisher for Excel Preview

Introducing Power BI publisher for Excel: s haring key Excel insights just got easier. Save snapshots of important PivotTables, Charts, cell ranges, and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a single location quickly. Share your Excel…

Power BI Weekly Service Update

We are very excited to announce the following set of awesome features available with this week’s Power BI service update Read-only members in Power BI Group Featured questions in Q&A Full screen pop out mode for report visuals …

Power BI mobile Mid-October updates are here

by Romi Koifman, Program Manager, Power BI Mobile We are happy to announce the latest updates to our mobile apps: Groups’ improvements & notifications Keep updated with your teams’ newest dashboards on your iOS apps! Each time…

Visualize your data, your way using custom visuals in Power BI

by Amir Netz, Technical Fellow So you thought Power BI Desktop shipping 44 features in September was big? Well, I have some news for you. October is bigger. Much bigger. Today we are bringing the ability to use custom visuals to every single user…

Power BI for Developers: Reports API and a simple App Registration experience

This week’s Power BI update includes some exciting new additions for Developers. If you have been following our progress on APIs, you know that Power BI already supports the following APIs: Dataset API – for creating datasets and pushing data…

Visualize your VMob data in Power BI

VMob uses real-time contextual analytics to give retailers the ability to create highly personalized marketing campaigns which reach customers at the right time and place. Tracking and exploring your VMob data is easy with Power BI and the VMob content…

Share Excel workbooks in organizational content packs

Now when you create organizational content packs in Power BI, you can include Excel workbooks to share with others in your organization. It’s easy: From Power BI, connect to your Excel workbooks on OneDrive for Business. Then create content packs…