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Power BI August Roundup

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We are a little bit late with this roundup (just like the Power Query update). August was a great month for Power BI and Excel updates. We have lots of great content to share with you. To start off, we received tons of comments on our blog posts. Here’s our favorite from the latest Power Query update:

We love it too! Thank you all for your thoughts. For our August Roundup, we’ve gathered a number of great articles for you to read at your leisure including content on data visualization and Power BI demos:


August Product Updates

08/19/14 – Scheduled Data Refresh Update: New Data Sources

09/02/14 – 7 new updates in Power Query

August Power BI Articles

08/13/14 – Data Visualization for the 2014 World Cup results using Excel and Power BI: Marc Reguera updates his analysis on the World Cup history using information from the 2014 World Cup. Looks like there’s a new world order in soccer

08/14/14 – Power BI is changing the way health services are provided: Tom Lawry gives us several examples on how Power BI is being used to change the way health services are provided around the world

08/25/14 – Visualizing the Primetime Emmy History: with the Emmys happening in August, I wanted to get more insights on the history of these awards. This is the result

08/26/14 – Best practices for building hybrid business intelligence environments:  Joseph D’Antoni and Stacia Misner illustrate on their white paper the power of hybrid solutions using Power BI

08/26/14 – Power BI Data Management Gateway 1.2 Changes the Game: John P. White explains why he thinks the new capabilities of the data management gateway that allows Power BI to connect to on-premise data sources is so important

08/26/14 – Waterfall chart with Power Pivot: Philipp Lenz shows us a very creative way to build waterfall charts using Power Pivot


Hope these articles are useful to you. As always, don’t forget to send our way any interesting posts or articles you find about Excel and Power BI! We are always looking to share great Power BI content with our community.

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