Power BI Support

Search

How to govern Power BI visuals inside your organization

Dozens of Power BI visuals come out-of-the box with Power BI Desktop. These visuals are available in the visualizations’ pane when you create or edit Power BI content. These visuals are just the beginning of the available options to help you tell your data story. Learn about the variety of options you get with Power BI visuals and how to manage them in your organization.

Watch live: Microsoft Business Applications Summit opening keynote

Can’t make it to Microsoft Business Applications Summit this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – catch the opening keynote live from Atlanta, Georgia June 10 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Power BI Developer community December update

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

Use Power BI API with service principal (Preview)

We’re thrilled to announce that you can authenticate to Power BI with service principal (also known as app-only authentication), available by end of week  in Public Preview. Service principal is a local representation of your AAD application for use in a specific tenant and will allow you to access resources or perform operations using Power … Continue reading “Use Power BI API with service principal (Preview)”

On-premises data gateway February update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the February update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.1.257)                                          This month’s Gateway update includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine, which matches the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway February update is now available”

Bulk Operations in the Admin Portal

Bulk operations enable Power BI admins to perform repetitive tasks efficiently. Perhaps you need to add a new hire as a workspace administrator to all workspaces of the Finance department. Or maybe you need to restore multiple deleted workspaces or recover a few orphaned ones. It is also imaginable that you needed to enforce a … Continue reading “Bulk Operations in the Admin Portal”

Microsoft Power BI receives the Esri New Technology Integration Award for 2017

Today we’re excited and humbled to receive the 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) – New Technology Integration award for taking map visualization and geo-analytics to the next level by integrating ArcGIS in a new or innovative way. This award from Esri is one additional validation of the work the Power BI team is doing in a partner-centric way, making Power BI a great place for partners to showcase their unique value. From everyone on the Power BI team, we’d like to thank Esri for this recognition and say a big thank you to the dedicated team that spans Microsoft and Esri working to infuse breath into our shared vision of bringing GIS to every business user. If you’re already a fan or curious to learn more, I would like to invite you to join us in Seattle this June for the second annual Microsoft Data Insights Summit.

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!

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.

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.

Guy in a Cube – How to expand a list of records in a query

This post will look at two different approaches for expanding a record from a list using Power BI and a bit of M syntax. In our specific case, a customer wanted to pull data from a record that was listed in the table output of a SharePoint list.

Best Report Contest Finalists Announced — Vote Now for the Winner!

On January 7, 2016, we launched the Best Report Contest and asked our users to submit their best Power BI report. Now it’s up to YOU to pick the winner!

Visualize your Windows Dev Center analytics data with Power BI

The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides a quick and convenient way to monitor day-to-day updates to your apps’ analytics data without having to log into your Dev Center account, and gives you a rich set of visuals and filters you can customize to discover new insights. The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides analytics data for app and IAP acquisitions, ratings, reviews, and health data, for all your apps.

Visualize your Insightly CRM data with Power BI

Insightly is a powerful CRM and project management service that allows you to manage your business more efficiently. The Insightly content pack for Power BI offers greater understanding of your CRM…

Microsoft Data Insights Summit Livestream: day two

The 2016 Microsoft Data Insights Summit has come to a close, but not before another full day of interesting livestreamed panels! Most of the presentations will be available within the next day on the…

Announcing General Availability of Power BI publisher for Excel

Power BI publisher for Excel enables you to take snapshots of important PivotTables, Charts, cell ranges, and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a dashboard, then share the dashboard with your colleagues.

Power BI enables connectivity to Impala

In the Power BI Desktop July Update, we have introduced a new Preview connector that allows users to easily bring data from Impala into their Power BI reports. Let’s take a look at this new connector in action!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…