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Power BI data lineage experience for dataflows

In modern BI projects, understanding the flow of data from the data source to its destination, and understanding the data transformation done along the way, is a key challenge for many customers. This challenge becomes even bigger if you have built advanced analytical projects spanning multiple data sources, artifacts, and dependencies.  Questions like “What happens … Continue reading “Power BI data lineage experience for dataflows”

New monetization option for Power BI Custom Visuals through AppSource!

Until recently, AppSource offered only Power BI visuals that had no cost associated with them. In order to promote visuals containing advanced features and support a funding model for their development, we’re excited to announce that Power BI custom visuals with additional purchases is now available in AppSource!

2/7 Webinar: Personal Bookmarks in the Power BI Service

Join Power BI Program Manager, Charles Sterling, and Power BI MVP, Yana Berkovich, they walk you through how to use personal bookmarks in the Power BI Service and general best practices around using bookmarks in Power BI.  If you are not familiar with personal bookmark, as a report consumer, you will now be able to … Continue reading “2/7 Webinar: Personal Bookmarks in the Power BI Service”

The Power BI World Tour is back in 2019 as the Power Platform World Tour!

It’s all the Power BI content you’ve come to expect from Microsoft team members, MVPs, Champions, and Subject Matter experts but this year’s Power Platform World Tour will now include PowerApps and Microsoft Flow content. Power Platform World Tour will bring together thousands of users in cities all around the world to learn and network … Continue reading “The Power BI World Tour is back in 2019 as the Power Platform World Tour!”

Public Preview of Paginated Reports in Power BI Premium Now Available

In July, we first announced our plans to support SQL Server Reporting Services reports in Power BI, and later demonstrated this capability at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Today, we are thrilled to announce the initial public preview of this functionality is now available in Power BI Premium, allowing customers to view and interact with their pixel-perfect paginated reports right alongside their existing Power BI interactive reports in the Power BI portal.

Webinar 10/18 Group Program Manager, Josh Caplan, and the Power BI team host an Ask Anything around managing and monitoring Power BI Premium

This webinar is dedicated to answering your questions around monitoring and managing and Power BI Premium.

On-premises data gateway October update is now available

We are excited to announce that we have just released the October update for the On-premises data gateway.

Webinar 10/16: Build Impactful Financial Dashboards Using Microsoft Power BI with Avi Singh

Power BI MVP and crowd Favorite Avi Singh will be presenting: Building Impactful Financial Dashboards Using Microsoft Power BI Webinar 10/16

On-premises data gateway September update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the September update for the On-premises data gateway (version 14.16.6808.1)

Drill Down & Up in Power BI Mobile apps

You asked, and we built it! Now in Power BI Mobile app you can continue to analyze your data and gain even more insights by using drill down and drill up in your report’s visuals.

Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary

This month, on top of our normal of visual & data connector improvements, we have two exciting features that lets report consumers interact with reports in a new way. The Q&A Explorer enables report consumers to ask their own questions about the data, and buttons let you add interactive elements on your reports.

Week of 3/19 webinars: Advanced Tricks on manipulating structured JSON with Flow and Enhance Power BI Visualization with R

Two great and very technical webinars for your viewing pleasure this week! Advanced Tricks on manipulating structured JSON with Flow and Enhance by John Liu Power BI Visualization with R by Leila Etaati

Building our report on the opioid crisis for the Gartner bakeoff

You might have read in our previous blog post that Microsoft were invited to take part in the Gartner Data and Analytics summit’s “Bakeoff” competition. We wanted to give you all a feel for the demo we presented at the bakeoff and describe some of the steps we went through in preparing the data and report for it.

Sessions for Data & BI Summit now available

The Data & BI Summit, held in Dublin, Ireland 24-26 April is quickly approaching and we are happy to announce that the schedule planner and sessions details are now available.

Microsoft at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2018 in Grapevine, TX

In early March, more than 3,000 data and analytics leaders will gather in Grapevine, Texas for the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit. Microsoft is excited to sponsor this event and bring some of our best thought leaders and experts to meet with you to discuss how to drive data and analytics into the core of your business.

Balanced Scorecards in Power BI

While the Power KPI visual has been a necessary building block for us in the presentation of KPIs, by itself it doesn’t provide a scorecard layout. Some users, including executives, really wanted a tabular, scorecard style of KPIs. For this, we developed a second custom visual called Power KPI Matrix. Power KPI Matrix supports an unlimited number of KPIs in a single visual, along with optional categorizations, images, and sparklines. With the latest version, 2.0, it also includes an interactive pop-out of the full Power KPI chart within the visual for a given selected cell. While we developed it primarily for our own team and purpose, it has also been made available for free to the public.

From Insights to Action with the Power Apps custom visual

Power BI makes it possible for anyone to explore data and find insights to make better business decisions. But often, the insight itself isn’t the end result – instead, an action needs to be taken. It could be identifying an underperforming sales region and initiating a targeted promotion to get it on track. Or it might be identifying suspicious sensor readings from manufacturing devices and creating a work order to investigate. With the new PowerApps custom visual for Power BI, taking action has never been easier or more integrated.

How Data will Influence the Future of Storytelling

The Future of StoryTelling Summit presented the perfect opportunity to showcase Power BI’s storytelling prowess. Of course, our team also learned some valuable lessons related to data-driven storytelling, and we’re excited to share these insights to strengthen your storytelling skills.

Your Power BI guide to SQL PASS Summit 2017

Are you excited for the SQL PASS Summit 2017? We certainly are! The Power BI team is gearing up for another jam-packed conference at the Seattle Convention Center next week and we look forward to…

Announcing the general availability of read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium

General announcement of read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium. List of client tools that natively work with Power BI Premium.

What’s new with ArcGIS for Power BI

ArcGIS for Power BI is a custom data visualization tool built within Power BI that brings mapping capabilities to your reports and dashboards. ArcGIS for Power BI is now available on Power BI Report Server. This functionality will enable all Esri Enterprise users who use Report Server to seamlessly use ArcGIS for Power BI.

Quickly create reports in the Power BI service (preview)

We’re excited to introduce a new way to quickly create reports in the Power BI service. Rather than downloading Power BI Desktop and importing the data, you’ll now be able to paste data straight into Power BI on the web and have visuals automatically generated for you.

Priority Access sign-up for Power BI Premium per user public preview now available

We are almost ready to launch the public preview of the new Power BI Premium per user SKU in early to mid-November.  We are excited to give users access to these capabilities as soon as possible, while at the same time ensuring that we are prioritizing the users/tenants that are most interested in previewing these capabilities. 

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp! Thursday 17 December, 2020

Step up your game as a Power BI developer by learning how to develop single page applications (SPAs) to embed Power BI reports and dashboards using the ever-popular React.js library. If you’re able to attend this Power BI Dev Camp session on Thursday, December 17th, you’ll learn how to design and develop SPA applications using React components to handle routing, navigation and Power BI embedding.