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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…

[Webinar] Content Packs and Direct Query

Join Power BI Program Manager Theresa Palmer to learn about Power BI content packs and direct query capabilities. Power BI offers a variety of ways to easily connect and explore data that is important to you. Power BI comes with out-of-box content…

Power BI in Action

Power BI offers a package of great features and capabilities—mobile BI, natural language queries, interactive dashboards, easy-to-share content packs, and awesome visualization tools. But how does that translate to value in the real world. Here…

Automatic Retention Policy for Real-Time data in Power BI

When we introduced the first round of the Power BI REST APIs, we made it really easy for all different types of applications and devices to land data in Power BI. We have seen developer’s connect all kinds of IoT devices to Power BI in order to…

Setting up Azure Active Directory with Office 365

NOTE: Information listed here is good as of 2/6/2015 and is subject to change. You may be wondering why this is posted on the Power BI Support Blog. Azure Active Directory ties into Power BI when you want to use the Analysis Services Connector. The Analysis…

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 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 Weekly Service Update

We are excited to announce an additional set of features available in this week’s update. Today’s release includes the following updates: Customization on canvas page size Additional visual formatting support for images and bubble charts…

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…

Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Devin Knight

Meet our third finalist Devin Knight and his great demo: Roller Coaster Vacation Profession Training Director Demo Description Need a break from work? What better way to plan your next vacation than with Power BI. What inspired…

Microsoft Adds Connectivity for SAP BusinessObjects to Power BI for Office 365

Last month, we released Power BI for Office 365, our 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. We continue to add capabilities to Power…

Power View Makes it Easy to Build Bubble Charts, Maps, Dashboards and More

Over here on the Power View team, we’re pretty jazzed about the latest update to the Microsoft Power BI app for Windows 8.1 that just rolled out globally last night. Now, anyone can see how Power View makes it easy to build maps, dashboards, bubble…

3 Examples of Data-Driven Sales Growth

Last week we announced a new Sales Productivity solution that combines Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI. Many of our customers are already using this solution and seeing incredible results, so how can you benefit…

4 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 Another month is almost over and that means that a new Power Query update is due. We’re glad to announce…

Retail Location Analytics using Power BI

This blog post was authored by Shish Shridhar , Director of Business Development – Retail, Microsoft By combining demographic data like Median Income, Education Levels, Median Age and customer purchasing data such as preferences, past purchases, and…

The Art and Science of Effective Dashboard Design

By Jen Underwood and Jaimie Fox Dashboards can be a powerful way to communicate insights. All too often dashboard potential is not fully realized as a result of little thought being put into the final design or chosen data visualizations . By merely…

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…

Happy Holidays with Power BI, Part 2: Tracking Santa with Power Map

Following up on our Holiday post last week , we wanted to track Santa using Power Map! In this video you can find Santa’s official NORAD route around the world with more insights about some destinations and visitors to the official NORAD Santa…

On-premises data gateway November release

Here is the November release of the on-premises data gateway!

Power BI Premium and Azure Analysis Services

Puzzled when to use Power BI Premium vs Azure Analysis Services? Power BI Premium is where future investments will be made but there are things to consider when making a choice.

Power BI Desktop December 2019 Feature Summary

This December update is packed with several new features! In preview, we have the new Customize theme dialog that allows you to tweak common theme settings without having to write or modify a JSON file! Additionally, we now allow you to export the current theme as a JSON so you can easily share, reuse, or make modifications to the JSON in an editor. Last month, we released the new decomposition tree, and this month, we are adding several new formatting options. With these additional formatting options, you can completely customize the tree to look the way you want and make it really feel like part of your report. Check out the full blog to learn more about all the updates and enhancements this month.

Nate Silver keynotes Data Insights Summit on March 23

Learn about the Data Insights Summit keynote to be delivered by best-selling author, Nate Silver.

Power BI Desktop May 2019 Feature Summary

We have an exciting release this month. On top of incremental improvements for several of our recent released features, such as the key influencers visual and our new filter pane, we also have a new performance analyzer pane. This new pane lets you get a behind the scenes view of what’s happening when your report … Continue reading “Power BI Desktop May 2019 Feature Summary”

Power BI – GA and beyond…

Earlier this month, James Philips Corporate Vice President of Power BI announced Power BI 2.0 General Availability on July 24. With only two days to go, now is a great time to provide more detail on some of the changes you will see on July 24 and what…