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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 Ideas site updates

Since Power BI launched, we have been listening carefully across our different avenues of feedback to what you, our users, need added to the product. Our Ideas site has been the main place for you to leave suggestions. In July 2020 we migrated to a new platform using Dynamics 365 and Power Portals, and we heard from you about issues with the new site. Over the past year, we addressed many of those issues and have recently made a larger update to fix some major problems.

Announcing the public preview of Power BI REST API support for DAX Queries

We are very excited to announce the public preview of a new REST API to query datasets in Power BI by using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). Among other things, this new DAX REST API helps to address customer feedback concerning programmatic access to the data in a dataset (for example, the idea REST API access to READ datasets with almost 500 votes by the time of this announcement). The new DAX REST API avoids dependencies on Analysis Services client libraries, requires no connection to XMLA endpoints, and works in Power BI Premium as well as in Power BI shared capacity

Enhanced experience for browsing visuals

A new look for the Power BI in-product store coming with August release!  In the store you can browse all the visuals authorized by your organization.

Power BI June 2021 Feature Summary

Welcome to the June update! Loads of updates on connectors this time around. Also, DirectQuery support for Dataflows is now generally available! On top of that, we are happy to announce the preview of the paginated reports visual – we know many of you have been eagerly awaiting it, so take it for a spin and provide your feedback! Our Small Multiples and DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis Services previews are still ongoing and receiving some updates this month. There is much more, so read on!

Announcing Scanner API (Admin REST APIs) enhancements to include dataset tables, columns, measures, DAX expressions, and mashup queries

The huge enhancement to the APIs we’re announcing today includes the items our customers have been asking for most – now, as part of the API response, you can get the metadata of dataset tables and columns, measures, DAX expressions, and mashup queries.

What’s new with ArcGIS for Power BI

ArcGIS for Power BI is a custom data visualization tool built within Power BI that brings mapping capabilities to your reports and dashboards. ArcGIS for Power BI is now available on Power BI Report Server. This functionality will enable all Esri Enterprise users who use Report Server to seamlessly use ArcGIS for Power BI.

Join us! Power BI Dev Camp – Thursday 25 February 2021, Developing with .NET 5 and App-Owns-Data Embedding

Learn how to develop cutting-edge web applications using .NET 5, Azure AD and the App-Owns-Data embedding model in Power BI. Campers will get increasingly excited as the learn how to implement App-Owns-Data embedding in a custom .NET 5 web application which involves first calling the Power BI Service API and then afterwards calling the Power BI JavaScript API with client-side code in the browser to complete the embedding process.

Gartner Analytics and BI Virtual Bake-Off 2020: world population health analysis with Power BI

Last week we presented at the annual Gartner BI Bake-Off session which was moved to a virtual setting this year. We are very excited to share our bake-off demos and key findings with everyone.

Join us! Power BI Webinar. Wednesday 30 September 2020 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

This webinar shows us shortcuts to help you unlock your new superpower on your usual context and save a lot of time when working with Power BI together with Excel. 

Smart Narrative (preview)

The Smart narrative visualization helps you quickly summarize visuals and reports by providing relevant out-of-the-box insights that are customizable.

Re-imagine headers and navigation in the Power BI Mobile apps

As Power BI becomes a key tool for decision makers, more and more content is being created and published for them. Being able to easily find that content, to navigate between related items, and to share relevant content with colleagues has become critical to making these users productive when using Power BI and the Power BI Mobile apps. In the last few months the team has being working on improving navigation in the Power BI mobile apps to make it easier for our users to understand their content hierarchy and to navigate between items quickly. We’ve also made it easier to share relevant content with colleagues.

Power BI Service and Mobile January 2019 Feature Summary

January was a feature-filled month for the Power BI team! We kicked off this new year by announcing some of the highly requested features by our community and couldn’t have wished for a better start. We hope you’re just as excited for what’s to come for the rest of 2019! To recap, here’s a list of all the features we shipped last month.

Unlock next at Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019

Get ready to flex your business applications skills – and pick up some new ones – at Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, 2019, this is the place to dive deep with the tools you use every day, get a sneak peek at what’s new and next, and connect … Continue reading “Unlock next at Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019”

Enhancing presentation mode with slideshow in Windows Power BI app

Few months back we released Presentation mode in our Power BI Mobile app for Windows devices, which better allows you to focus on your data during meetings. Using Power BI Windows app with presentation mode enables you to present, collaborate, and have productive discussions while using your data in your Power BI dashboards and reports. You can … Continue reading “Enhancing presentation mode with slideshow in Windows Power BI app”

Power BI Embedded session at Power Platform Summit Europe: What’s new in Power BI Embedded

Join the Power BI Embedded team at the Power Platform Summit Europe for a 2-hour session. During the session, we will cover the newest features and capabilities in Power BI Embedded such as: Control all visual menu actions programmatically – Options and Context Menus APIs has been extended to provide full control for each visual … Continue reading “Power BI Embedded session at Power Platform Summit Europe: What’s new in Power BI Embedded”

On-premises data gateway October update is now available

We are excited to announce that we have just released the October update for the On-premises data gateway.

Webinar 10/2: Creative DAX solutions by Philip Seamark

The webinar will aim to reset your understanding of what is possible in DAX by walking through some interesting code highlights from a recent series of games built using DAX (Blackjack, Sudoku , Tic Tac Toe , Hangman & Minesweeper).

Announcing ArcGIS Maps for Power BI by Esri (Preview)

We’re excited to share at Microsoft Ignite that soon Power BI users can use ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (preview) created by Esri. This preview will bring new capabilities to all Power BI users. The ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual is provided by Esri. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual goes a step beyond. Not only can you plot data points from Power BI, but you can also add reference layers. Layers include a selection of demographic layers provided by Esri and public web maps or those published into Esri’s Living Atlas. You will be able to create a compelling analysis that also provides reference information to get more context from the data you have in Power BI. Hover over a block group in the Median Household Income layer to find out who your customers are in a specific area.

Announcing the Power BI solution template for System Center Configuration Manager

Today we are excited to announce the release of the Power BI solution template for System Center Configuration Manager. The Power BI dashboard provides detailed information of your System Center Configuration Manager including client and server health, malware protection, software updates, and software inventory across your organization. You can compare key System Center Configuration Manager metrics to personalized targets and see how they trend over time. You can also identify trouble spots and get the information you need to understand what needs to be done.

Tech Tip Thursday: 4 troubleshooting tips for Power BI Gateway connectivity

Adam Saxton, a.k.a Guy in a Cube, has been providing support for Microsoft products for over 10 years, and this week he shares some of his tips for troubleshooting! This video focuses on fixing connectivity issues with Power BI Gateway, but also gives general advice for solving data source connection errors from any application.