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Return of the Dashboard Makeover Webinar!

Back in May we held one of our most popular webinars ever: a live Dashboard Makeover to review, revise, and improve entries from our Community. This month, we’re doing it again! Ask the experts at Microsoft and find out if the visual design of your work is helping to project your data story, or just creating confusion. Attend the live webinar on October 13, 2016 to see how our Power BI pros turn dashboards and reports from standard to shiny, sharing insights more efficiently and making a bigger impact on your audience.

Power BI Service and Mobile July 2019 feature summary

It’s time again to recap the major features and announcements we made in the Power BI service and mobile for the month of July.

Help improve Power BI – Copy vs. Export Survey

Take our survey to help us continue to improve copy vs. export related scenarios in Power BI.

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”

Premium Gen2 utilization analysis app now available

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

Paginated Reports January 2021 Feature Summary

Welcome to our very first update of 2021!  We have several exciting updates rolling out this month for paginated reports,  including  an improved editing and publishing experience in Power BI Report Builder, additional sample reports, Microsoft Dataverse connectivity and much more!  Read on to learn more about all of these exciting new developments.

Week 4/11 Webinars: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with Model Driven Apps in PowerApps

Two great Webinars for the week of 4/11: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with CDS for Apps based Model Driven Apps

Excel announces new data visualization capabilities with Power BI custom visuals

Today, as part of Build, we announced that Power BI Custom Visuals will be rolling out in Preview to Office 365 subscribers enrolled in the Office Insiders program soon, extending Excel charting capabilities and more than doubling the data visualization options for the most widely used data analytics tool in the world.

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.

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.

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”

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

Data Source management enhancements on Power Platform admin center

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 + 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.

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…

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…

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…

Announcing a Technical Preview of Power BI reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

We’re excited to announce that we’re making available a Technical Preview of Power BI reports in SQL Server Reporting Services. We plan to release the preview on Thursday along with some more info, but in the meantime, here are a couple of key things to know.

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.

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics: automatically aggregate submetric values to a parent metric, allowing less time updating data, and more time tracking performance.

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.

June 2020 Community Highlights

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

Announcing Power BI data protection GA and introducing new capabilities

Last fall we introduced industry-leading Power BI data protection capabilities in public preview. Today we’re happy to announce these capabilities are generally available (GA), along with new and exciting capabilities we’re announcing in this space! Power BI helps organizations empower everyone to make every decision based on data. It enables a single unified platform to ask smarter business questions and get to actionable insight faster. But democratizing access to insight is only part of the story. We’ve also worked hard to ensure that Power BI is part of an end-to-end security platform that is easy to use, integrated with productivity solutions, and enables remote work. Power BI’s data protection capabilities help people to securely uncover insight, collaborate, and share appropriately no matter where data goes – even outside the organizational network or on unmanaged devices.

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.