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Jan 23rd webinar: The Powerful Interactions between Excel and Power BI by Tristan Malherbe

See all the interactions between Excel and Power BI (Power BI in Excel, Excel connector, Power BI Publisher for Excel, Analyse in Excel, Export to Excel, push Data model from Excel to Power BI Service) with practical examples and relevant scenarios. Where: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM8xkNyZaTU

Power BI Service and Mobile January Feature Summary

The Power BI service and mobile team is thrilled to kick off the first feature summary blog for 2018! With a new year in full swing, we’ve been hard at work on features to make it easier for you to…

Connect to tens of thousands of datasets on data.world with the new connector for Power BI Desktop (and join the webinar!)

Late last year as part of the December Power BI Desktop release, we launched a new connector for data.world – aka the social network for data nerds. data.world is a platform where people can find, use, share and collaborate with a vast array of high-quality open data.

Congratulations to the Winners of the “Bookmarking Feature” Contest!

You may remember that the “Bookmarking Feature” contest launched a few weeks ago to feature the recently updated bookmark feature in Power BI Desktop. We had so many amazing submissions that showcased your creativity as well as the functionality of the bookmark feature. Power BI Program Managers Will Thompson and Amanda Cofsky reviewed each entry and, with great difficulty, have narrowed down the winners!

Announcing Power BI Premium support for larger datasets

Power BI Premium now supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.PBIX) files that are up to 10 GB in size – a x10 increase compared to before.

Esri Plus Subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Power BI is now available

Today, I’m happy to announce that Esri is taking ArcGIS Maps for Power BI to the next level by introducing Plus, a subscription service available for purchase from Esri that allows everyday business users in Power BI to do more with their spatial data. What is Plus? In a word: More. More basemaps, more data points, more demographics, more reference layers. It’s a step in our journey to make GIS easy to understand and consume for regular business users. Plus is inspired by many of the feature requests you have made since we introduce ArcGIS Maps for Power BI.

Visualizing and interacting with your Azure Machine Learning Studio experiments

Microsoft Senior Program Manager Christian Berg is back with another entry in his series on becoming your organization’s strategic advisor with Machine Learning and Power BI. In part 6, he lookd at connecting to an Azure ML Studio experiment with an Rviz and then building on that to create a dynamic report to explore cross price elasticities. He also looks at a simpler example where we instead use DAX to explore the impact of different discount percentages, based on an assumption about our elasticity.

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!

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!

A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

Yesterday we announced exciting news for Power BI. Anyone with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI today for free. The preview introduces a number of new Power BI including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular…

New Power BI features available for preview

Today we are previewing new features for Power BI, our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone. Power BI reduces the barriers to deploying a business intelligence environment to share and collaborate on data and analytics from…

Announcing New Excel 2013 BI Stability and Usability Improvements

Recently we have announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios, especially when Power Query, Power Pivot & Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated…

5 New Updates in Power Query

Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for…

Enjoy the landscape with the Power BI iPhone app

We are happy to announce a new cool way to view your BI information in the Power BI iPhone app, landscape mode! Using landscape mode to view your BI information opens up a world of possibilities! From now on your mobile app will display your dashboards…

New version of Personal Gateway is now live!

Today we released a new version of the Personal Gateway. This release includes many bug fixes and enhancements. As with the previous release, you do not have to uninstall the previous version of the Personal Gateway. It is an in-place upgrade. You…

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…

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…

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…

[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…

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…

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…

Unlock retail intelligence with the Power BI app Barcode scanner

Anyone who has worked in a retail business, from manager to customer service agent, knows that the success of their operation isn’t found in the back room – it’s out on the sales floor. You’ve always had your retail data at your fingertips with the Power BI mobile app, but now we’ve enhanced the retail experience with the addition of a new barcode scanner.

Whitepaper: Bidirectional Cross Filtering

In SQL Server 2014, filter context of a table is based on the values in a related table. With bidirectional cross-filtering, the filter context is propagated to a second related table on the other side of a table relationship. Learn more in our new whitepaper.

Power BI Mobile Apps Update – June 2016

We’re excited to share the Power BI Mobile update for June because it’s packed with really great improvements and a number of exciting new features!

4 recommended practices for new DAX users

On May 31, Paul Turley, Mentor for SolidQ and a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Microsoft Data Platform, presented a Power BI Community Webinar on “Best DAX Practices From the Field”. If you’re just starting to learn DAX, check out Paul’s four recommended practices for new users!