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Announcing the new Power Automate visual for Power BI reports

Empower your end-users to go from insight to action. With the new Power Automate visual, end-users can run an automated flow all within a Power BI report. Furthermore, the executed flow can be data contextual, meaning that the Flow inputs can be dynamic based on the filters set by the end-user.

Announcing Personalize Visuals General Availability (GA)

Back in May, we released a public preview of a new personalize visuals experience. With this new capability, you can empower your end-users to explore and personalize visuals all within the consumption view of a report. For example, your end-user can change a measure, a dimension, or the visualization itself. Now this month, we are excited to announce that the feature is now generally available!

Data Source management on Power platform admin center

Data source management in admin center

Announcing: New Power BI experiences in Microsoft Teams

The way we work is changing dramatically. It’s more connected, collaborative, and often done remotely. Organizations need tools to help everyone infuse data into every decision. We’re excited to announce new Power BI integrations for Microsoft Teams to make it easier to discover and use data within your organization.  

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.

Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics Digital Event

Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for the Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics digital event to explore how data and analytics impact the future of your business and see how to use Power BI in conjunction with Azure data and analytics services to change the way you make strategic business decisions.

Announcing the new sharing experience

We’re excited to announce a new sharing experience that allows sharing reports via links. Previously in the old experience, we supported sharing reports by granting direct access. For the new experience, reports can be shared via links in addition to direct access sharing.

Power BI Report Server May 2021 Feature Summary

We’re excited to bring you a new version of Power BI Report Server this month! With this update, we have a ton of enhancements, including a new field list, new and improved shape options, and several visual formatting features.

Quickly create reports from SharePoint lists

Back in December, we launched a new create experience within the Power BI service that allowed you to quick explore your data with just a few clicks. Now, we’re excited to announce, as our first integration of this experience, the launch of our Power BI integration within SharePoint lists. This experience empowers SharePoint list and Microsoft List users to easily explore their list data with just a few clicks.

Announcing Power BI in Jupyter notebooks

We’re excited to announce the release of Power BI in Jupyter notebooks. You can now tell compelling data stories with Power BI in Jupyter notebooks. Get your Power BI analytics in a Jupyter notebook with the new powerbiclient Python package. The new package lets you embed Power BI reports in Jupyter notebooks easily. You’ll be … Continue reading “Announcing Power BI in Jupyter notebooks”

Power BI + Denodo = End-to-end security through Single Sign-On (SSO)

Power BI integrates with cutting-edge big data, data warehouse, and data virtualization technologies, such as Denodo. The Denodo platform uses data virtualization on-premises and in the cloud to facilitate the adoption of a logical architecture or data fabric that can help to boost the productivity of Power BI report authors and business users through self-service data discovery and search. One of the key elements is support of Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO lets you enforce end-to-end access controls and security at all layers of the stack, from Power BI, through Denodo, all the way to the data sources.

Add and Edit Power BI data sources on Power Platform Admin Center

Data Source management enhancements on Power Platform admin center

Announcing: The Power BI app for Microsoft Teams is now available in the US Government Community cloud

We’re excited to announce the Power BI app for Microsoft Teams is available in the US Government Community clouds (GCC). This enables organizations in GCC to use Power BI as a data hub, enables users to find data without context switches, and to bring data into more collaboration to help make better decisions.

Power BI Developer community February & March update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Custom Visuals.

BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019

Today we presented at the 5th annual Gartner BI Bake Off session at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida and we are very excited to share the report with everyone. The topic this year is loneliness data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist Same as last year, a little bit of background: … Continue reading “BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019”

On-premises data gateway March update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the March update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.2.52) Note: The latest March build number is now 3000.2.52(was previously 3000.2.47). In this latest release, we fixed a bug which was causing some of the scheduled refreshes via the gateway to intermittently fail with timeout … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway March update is now available”

Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Today we are pleased to announce Query Caching for Power BI Premium, which speeds up content loading by caching previously-used query results. The setting is applied at the dataset level so any reports using this dataset can benefit from the cache. This feature is not applicable to LiveConnect datasets leveraging Azure Analysis Services or SQL … Continue reading “Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium”

Premium Gen2 utilization analysis app now available

Learn about the newly released best tool yet for managing premium gen2 capacities.

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 30 Sept 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT

Scott Sewel of the Microsoft Power BI CAT team will demonstrate the value that Power BI brings to the Power Platform with this month’s topic: Developing Power BI for Dataverse + Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE. A great opportunity to see how all of these amazing products work together.

General Availability of next-gen Premium Platform

We happily announce Next Gen Premium Platform (Gen2) Generally Available! Optional autoscale charges will begin November 4th 2021

Join us! Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Gaston Cruz!

Join us to walk through the latest tips and tricks when working with XMLA Endpoints in Power BI.

Power BI Developer community August 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

June 2020 Community Highlights

Featured community members, changes to the Community, and more! Read up on recent Power BI community news.

Join us! Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Reid Havens!

In this Power BI webinar Reid Havens covers two of the cornerstones of Power Query, tuning and designing for optimal refresh speeds, and intelligently handling errors.

Power BI Dataflows June 2019 Feature Summary

We are excited to announce new improvements to Power BI dataflows releasing this month including an enhanced compute engine to drastically improve data refresh times and a new set of dataflow templates to help you easily connect to common data sources mapped against the common data model.