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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…

The Microsoft Data Insights Summit starts tomorrow!

The first ever Microsoft Data Insights Summit is happening this week on March 22 and 23 in Bellevue, Washington. Leading data analysts and Microsoft experts in Excel and Power BI will be gathering together to share their knowledge and experience, discover new insights, and demonstrate their different ways of getting things done.

More control over when Azure Active Directory B2B guest users appear in lists of suggested people

The new Show Azure Active Directory guests in lists of suggested people setting in Power BI Admin Tenant Settings helps organizations choose how easily users can share with external users.

Gartner Modern Analytics and BI Platforms Bake-off 2021: Analysis of impact of COVID-19 with Power BI

Each year, Gartner invite vendors from the BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant to show how their product can help solve real-world problems and find insights in real-world data. In previous years we’ve looked into the opioid crisis in the USA, global happiness, and life expectancy. This year the impact of COVID-19 was the obvious candidate! There is a wealth of data available on the internet, and while Gartner gave us some direction for the business questions we would investigate, we could use data from any number of sources to do the analysis. In this blog post you can see what we built and we will explain how we built it.

Explore your ClickDimensions data with Power BI

ClickDimensions is an email marketing and marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. ClickDimensions offers web intelligence, lead scoring, form capture and more. The Power BI content…

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 …

Understanding the Shadow Tenant in Office 365

NOTE: Information good as of 6/30/2015 and is subject to change. Do you know what lurks in the shadows??? I hear from a lot of different people that the new Power BI doesn’t use Office 365. That is a little misleading. For some users, you may use Power…

[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…

New features for the Power BI Dataset API

The dataset API was the first REST API that we ever released for Power BI. It allowed a developer to programmatically create a simple dataset and then push data directly to a table within that dataset. Today, we are pleased to announce the preview of two new features that will enhance the way that data can be pushed to Power BI.

Congratulations to this month’s Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Last month we put out the call for custom visual submissions — along with other topics that interest you — to the Data Stories Gallery, and we got some fantastic entries! Congratulations to the grand winner and seven runners-up. The inspiration topic for December is “retail”: show us a great data story with any kind of retail data and win a Power BI t-shirt and badge of recognition!

Combining Excel Files hosted on a SharePoint folder with Power BI

Have you ever wanted to consolidate, combine or append data from multiple excel spreadsheets or workbooks? I bet you have, and it has been a painful process either done manually or via 3rd party add-ins. In this blog post, we’ll show you how, with the newest version of the Power BI Desktop and Power Query for Excel, you can combine multiple data from Excel files into one big tall table. This post was contributed by Miguel Escobar and Ken Puls, Power BI experts and authors of the new ebook, “[M]agic Tricks for Data Wizards”.

ArcGIS Maps for Power BI now available in Preview in the Power BI service

ArcGIS Maps for Power BI is now available in preview on the Power BI service. Share your ArcGIS Maps with your colleagues on dashboards and use them in reports through the Power BI service.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Power BI team, and our colleagues at PowerApps and Microsoft Flow! Thank you for all your support in 2016, and we hope you and your family enjoy this most wonderful time of the year.

Share your Excel data with Power BI publisher for Excel Preview

Introducing Power BI publisher for Excel: s haring key Excel insights just got easier. Save snapshots of important PivotTables, Charts, cell ranges, and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a single location quickly. Share your Excel…

Nate Silver to headline Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Join us for the inaugural Microsoft Data Insights Summit , on March 22-23 in Bellevue, Washington, and discover new ways to bring your data to life. This will be the first Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Excel user conference designed especially for…

SQL 16 SSRS on Power BI app for iOS

We are happy to announce a preview of the Power BI app for iOS with support for SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2. With this update you can seamlessly bring your on-premises data to your mobile device and stay on top of your business from anywhere with out of the…

Power BI Service March Update Part 2

We’ve had an exciting few days last week during the Microsoft Data Insights Summit! Hopefully you were able to attend in person or watch some of the sessions online. Throughout the conference we announced a number of big features that everyone has been asking for, and hopefully gave you a few great surprises as well. If you missed some of the news or are looking for more details, read on to learn about all of the great features that we announced during the conference and a few other small features we released since our last update as well.

Power BI Mobile Apps Update – April 2016

Learn about the latest updates to the Power BI mobile apps

See how Microsoft Treasury uses Power BI with the US Consumer Personal Spending dashboard

Every day the members of Microsoft’s Treasury group have to make smart decisions about how to manage the company’s $158 billion in assets. Their guide to these decisions can be found in data and information analysis, and one of their tools of choice to manage this process is Microsoft Power BI. One amazing example of this data in action is the US Consumer Personal Spending dashboard, created by Investment Analyst, Carlton Gossett. This dashboard displays publicly available information in a dynamic, interactive way, allowing Treasury to quickly get a feel for consumer spending in the US and where our economy may be heading in the business cycle. Read more about how Microsoft Treasury uses this dashboard, and try it out for yourself!

New Premium Metrics App preview now available

We are excited to announce that the all new metrics app for premium capacities is available here as public preview! Please be sure to check the docs for detailed installation instructions. This app will be the standard and only metrics app available out of the box for premium capacities after Premium Gen2 reaches General Availability … Continue reading “New Premium Metrics App preview now available”

Power BI Report Server September 2021 Feature Summary

We’re excited to bring you a new version of Power BI Report Server this Fall! With the September 2021 update, we have a variety of new enhancements, including line charts improvements, new formatting options for buttons, small multiples new feature, and new Model View.

Power BI Windows app has new look (preview)!

Power BI Windows app is designed to provide great Power BI consumption experience for Windows users. Business users who do not need to create or edit reports can use this app for simpler and easier view and usage of reports, dashboards and apps. In this release we are introducing preview of Power BI Windows app’s new look, which includes new home page.

Power BI Service and Mobile October and November 2019 feature summary

It’s time to recap all the features and announcements we made for the Power BI service and mobile for the months of October and November.