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Admin Monitoring of Power BI Usage in Excel

Learn how admins can get insights on users who are connecting to Power BI datasets from Excel with the Power BI activity logs

On-premises data gateway March 2022 update is now available

On-premises data gateway (standard and personal mode) release for March 2022

Quickly create reports from SharePoint lists

Back in December, we launched a new create experience within the Power BI service that allowed you to quick explore your data with just a few clicks. Now, we’re excited to announce, as our first integration of this experience, the launch of our Power BI integration within SharePoint lists. This experience empowers SharePoint list and Microsoft List users to easily explore their list data with just a few clicks.

Announcing Power BI in Jupyter notebooks

We’re excited to announce the release of Power BI in Jupyter notebooks. You can now tell compelling data stories with Power BI in Jupyter notebooks. Get your Power BI analytics in a Jupyter notebook with the new powerbiclient Python package. The new package lets you embed Power BI reports in Jupyter notebooks easily. You’ll be … Continue reading “Announcing Power BI in Jupyter notebooks”

Announcing the new sharing experience

We’re excited to announce a new sharing experience that allows sharing reports via links. Previously in the old experience, we supported sharing reports by granting direct access. For the new experience, reports can be shared via links in addition to direct access sharing.

Power BI Report Server May 2021 Feature Summary

We’re excited to bring you a new version of Power BI Report Server this month! With this update, we have a ton of enhancements, including a new field list, new and improved shape options, and several visual formatting features.

Power BI + Denodo = End-to-end security through Single Sign-On (SSO)

Power BI integrates with cutting-edge big data, data warehouse, and data virtualization technologies, such as Denodo. The Denodo platform uses data virtualization on-premises and in the cloud to facilitate the adoption of a logical architecture or data fabric that can help to boost the productivity of Power BI report authors and business users through self-service data discovery and search. One of the key elements is support of Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO lets you enforce end-to-end access controls and security at all layers of the stack, from Power BI, through Denodo, all the way to the data sources.

Add and Edit Power BI data sources on Power Platform Admin Center

Data Source management enhancements on Power Platform admin center

Announcing the new Power Automate visual for Power BI reports

Empower your end-users to go from insight to action. With the new Power Automate visual, end-users can run an automated flow all within a Power BI report. Furthermore, the executed flow can be data contextual, meaning that the Flow inputs can be dynamic based on the filters set by the end-user.

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 28 April 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT

Join us! to learn about new visuals to report pages using the Power BI JavaScript Authoring API as well as custom bookmarks to capture personalized report settings, self service authoring and much more!

Announcing: The Power BI app for Microsoft Teams is now available in the US Government Community cloud

We’re excited to announce the Power BI app for Microsoft Teams is available in the US Government Community clouds (GCC). This enables organizations in GCC to use Power BI as a data hub, enables users to find data without context switches, and to bring data into more collaboration to help make better decisions.

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 30 Sept 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT

Scott Sewel of the Microsoft Power BI CAT team will demonstrate the value that Power BI brings to the Power Platform with this month’s topic: Developing Power BI for Dataverse + Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE. A great opportunity to see how all of these amazing products work together.

General Availability of next-gen Premium Platform

We happily announce Next Gen Premium Platform (Gen2) Generally Available! Optional autoscale charges will begin November 4th 2021

Announcing: New Power BI experiences in Microsoft Teams

The way we work is changing dramatically. It’s more connected, collaborative, and often done remotely. Organizations need tools to help everyone infuse data into every decision. We’re excited to announce new Power BI integrations for Microsoft Teams to make it easier to discover and use data within your organization.  

Announcing Personalize Visuals General Availability (GA)

Back in May, we released a public preview of a new personalize visuals experience. With this new capability, you can empower your end-users to explore and personalize visuals all within the consumption view of a report. For example, your end-user can change a measure, a dimension, or the visualization itself. Now this month, we are excited to announce that the feature is now generally available!

Data Source management on Power platform admin center

Data source management in admin center

Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics Digital Event

Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for the Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics digital event to explore how data and analytics impact the future of your business and see how to use Power BI in conjunction with Azure data and analytics services to change the way you make strategic business decisions.

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp! Thursday 17 December, 2020

Step up your game as a Power BI developer by learning how to develop single page applications (SPAs) to embed Power BI reports and dashboards using the ever-popular React.js library. If you’re able to attend this Power BI Dev Camp session on Thursday, December 17th, you’ll learn how to design and develop SPA applications using React components to handle routing, navigation and Power BI embedding.

Heads up: breaking change coming to Power BI PowerShell Cmdlets

Breaking change to Power BI PowerShell cmdlets. Need to upgrade module to 1.0946 or later

Excel announces new data visualization capabilities with Power BI custom visuals

Today, as part of Build, we announced that Power BI Custom Visuals will be rolling out in Preview to Office 365 subscribers enrolled in the Office Insiders program soon, extending Excel charting capabilities and more than doubling the data visualization options for the most widely used data analytics tool in the world.

Week 4/11 Webinars: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with Model Driven Apps in PowerApps

Two great Webinars for the week of 4/11: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with CDS for Apps based Model Driven Apps

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a leader in Analytics and BI platforms for 11 consecutive years

Today we’re thrilled to announce that for the 11th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.* And for the third year, Microsoft is positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant.

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!