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Announcing the Accounts Receivable Solution Template for SAP

Today we’re announcing the SAP Accounts Receivable solution template. The SAP Accounts Receivable solution template provides an end to end solution that contains AR data and reports sourced from your SAP system. This template includes four reports designed for a financial comptroller or other similar financial manager that needs to constantly be aware of their AR situation and provides powerful insights into accounts receivable by customer, document, and age.

Help Improve DirectQuery!

Do you use DirectQuery to connect directly to your data with Power BI Desktop? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

Tech Tip Thursday: 3 steps to IT Admin takeover for your tenant

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, he revisits how to perform an IT Admin takeover for your Power BI tenant, including tenants created through individual signup. Discover the 3 main steps to performing the takeover, cost-free, using Office 365.

Happy Second Birthday to Power BI

Today, Power BI is two years old! When we released the new Power BI service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile on July 24, 2015, we knew we had an innovative business intelligence solution, but we didn’t expect to create such an inspiring community of data and reporting professionals. Over the last year we’ve continued to add new features, improve existing tools, and integrate even better with our fellow Microsoft products, while maintaining the same commitment to quality. See some of our highlights from the past 12 months, and a special video from Microsoft to our awesome community.

Here’s how Microsoft executives are using Power BI

The Customer Data and Analytics (CDnA) team at Microsoft enables strategic data insights that shape the entire organization, from high-level leadership policies to small product decisions. Both CDnA and the Power BI product have mutually benefited from a close relationship since the Power BI public preview in 2015. In fact, the early and ongoing input from this internal Microsoft team and its users has helped make Power BI the “enterprise ready”, robust, and feature-rich platform it is today. Learn more about the relationship between Power BI and CDnA, and how they use reports and dashboard to help run one of the world’s largest and fastest moving companies.

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”

Power BI On-premises data gateway – July Update is now available!

We’re glad to announce that the July Update for the Power BI On-premises data gateway is now available. Learn more about the enhancements included in this release.

Power BI Report Server September 2022 Feature Summary

New September Release Power BI Report Server 2022

New capabilities added to Power BI

This week we’re excited to announce a number of features available in Power BI as we get closer to general availability on July 24 th : Office 365 navigation and application launcher integration . With a single click, you can now navigate…

Introducing the Quick Measures Gallery

In the April release of Power BI Desktop we release a powerful feature called ‘quick measures’ that helps create DAX measures based on templates for common patterns and expressions. You can submit your common calculations that would be helpful for the rest of the community on our new Quick Measures Gallery. We’ll evaluate the DAX statement and may use it as the basis of a future quick measure – you can even get your name immortalized in Power BI Desktop!

Don’t miss these Power BI Mobile Sessions at the Data Insights Summit

The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is our user conference for business analysts — and the place to be for those who want to create a data-driven culture at their organization. Now in its second year, the event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. We recently shared our full session catalog, as well as some of the amazing featured speakers we’ll have at the event. Today, we’re putting a spotlight on our Power BI Mobile sessions. Don’t miss these three great presentations, all delivered by members of our Mobile team who are excited about the future of data on the go!

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…

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…

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…

From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business…

The Power BI iPhone app introduces data-driven alerts and annotations

Last week, Microsoft released the Power BI app for iPhone, joining its sibling iPad app. Both apps are part of the new Power BI preview features, released on December 18 th , and are just the first wave of the new Power BI mobile offering, to be followed…

[Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . How is your marketing campaign performing? Which of your sales people need extra support? When should you perform preventive maintenance on your factory equipment? Learn how to answer…

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

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.

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…

Power BI Developer community February 2020 update

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

Announcing the New Personalize Visuals Experience for Power BI Reports

This month we are incredibly excited to announce a new visual personalization feature to allow your end-users to explore and personalize visuals all within the consumption view of a report! Check out the full blog post to learn more.

Announcing Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3

We’re excited to announce the release of Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3. The new version is easier to use, have additional capabilities including the new credentials classes and easier way to encrypt credentials.

Promote your reports, dashboards, and apps on Power BI Home

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re introducing Featured content on Power BI Home. Now, administrators or designated promoters will have a dedicated section on Home to promote reports, dashboards, and apps and set the default recommended content for their end users.