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Higher Education Analytics using Power BI #1: Retention

Partnering with Stetson University, I am happy to share the first of many Power BI Higher Education Analytics solutions. This solution shows student persistence, retention, and graduation patterns, leveraging a Student Information System (SIS) as the data source. Year-over-over retention and graduation rates can be filtered to allow deeper examination of trends at the college and major level. Additional views, including retention and graduation rate tables by major and ethnicity, are included within the report solution.

Custom visuals now available in the Office store

Custom visuals have come a long way since the platform was announced as part of Power BI GA back in July 2015. From best visual contest, to a new and improved version of the platform and the…

Get ready for the new Power BI navigation experience

Across many organizations, Power BI has become a pervasive tool to share insights. For some of our largest customers, users have so much Power BI content available to them they are seeking new ways…

Announcing the Advanced Search Solution Template for Bing News

Today we are excited to announce the advanced search solution template for Bing News (a counterpart to the Twitter template released last September). Upon defining a search term of interest, a brand manager can use our template to find and read the articles most relevant to them. The template extends the Bing News Search capabilities by allowing users to filter on things like sentiment, topics, as well as organizing data into known locations people and organizations. A brand manager can quickly drill into an entity to filter snippets and navigate to articles relevant to their search.

Congratulations to this month’s Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Last month we put out the call for submissions using free public datasets — along with other topics that interest you — for the Data Stories Gallery, and we got some fantastic entries! Congratulations to the grand winner and runners-up. The inspiration topic for this month is: mapping! We want to see your best reports that involve maps and geographic data.

Integrate Power BI reports in SharePoint Online

We’ve heard from customers that SharePoint Online is a critical part of their company’s data communication and dissemination strategy and that to-date it wasn’t easy to include Power BI content there. The feature we’re announcing today changes all that.

Custom visual authors: sandboxing is coming and here’s what you need to know

We’ve seen tremendous momentum with end users, solution integrators, and ISVs all building custom visuals to integrate with Power BI so users have access to faster, repeatable data driven decision making tools. As we plan ahead for the custom visuals feature with the goal of bringing it out of preview later this year, you should be aware of a few steps that we’re taking now to prepare.

Pin custom visuals to your dashboard

Pinning custom visuals to dashboards We’ve seen a lot of excitement around the custom visuals area since we released it in October, 2015. We set out to make it really easy for you to show your data in the unique way that makes the most sense…

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…

Announcing Power BI Solution Templates

Today we’re happy to announce the public preview of solution templates for Power BI. This project is launching with two templates: a sales management solution template for Dynamics CRM and a sales management solution template for Salesforce.

Where did Drill Down go?

There have been a few support calls asking why the Drill Down feature is missing from report visualizations. This feature was moved to the explore menu from within a report, in both the reading and editing view.

Power BI Mobile Apps Update – April 2016

Learn about the latest updates to the Power BI mobile apps

Tech Tip Thursday: sharing your data

In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube reviews the various ways you can share your Power BI content.

Driving Power BI adoption in your organization – Learn how Microsoft does this at scale

BI@Microsoft is a program inside Microsoft IT which is responsible for the BI tools Microsoft employees use. This blog post will look at how we are driving rapid internal adoption of Power BI and influencing the Power BI product group so that it builds a product that meets the needs of large enterprise customers.

Announcing the Power BI Ask Microsoft Anything

We are pleased to announce a Power BI Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) on the Power BI Community! This is your opportunity to ask questions and share feedback directly with the Power BI product team. The AMA will take place in the Power BI Community AMA board on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.PST.

Power BI Weekly Service Update

We are excited to announce an additional set of features available in this week’s update. Today’s release includes the following updates: Customization on canvas page size Additional visual formatting support for images and bubble charts…

Visualize your Webtrends data in Power BI

Webtrends helps companies make sense of their customer data to drive digital marketing success. Users have the ability to observe, analyze and deliver insights on the visitor journey across web, social, mobile and SharePoint channels. With the release…

Announcing the Power BI Desktop August Update

It’s only been a few weeks since we announced our GA release and shipped lots of new features , but we’re very glad to announce another update to Power BI Desktop. As we mentioned to you in previous blog posts, GA is only the beginning and…

The Power BI app for Android is now available

Last week we announced the release of the Power BI for Android app available on the Google Play Store . Power BI for Android offers an easy and native experience designed especially for Android phones, enabling you to explore live dashboards…

Easier dashboard sharing with Distribution Groups

Even with high quality data, meaningful metrics, and thoughtful reports, you still need to get insights to the right people at the right time to make an impact. With Power BI, you have a comprehensive range of options for distributing reports and dashboards…

Where did Power BI Admin go within O365 Admin Center?

NOTE: Information good as of 7/31/2015 and is subject to change! The display of Power BI under the ADMIN area within the Office 365 Navigation bar is based on the licenses you have assigned to your user account. If you have either Power BI (Free) or Power…

Power BI Designer May Update

Today we’re announcing a new update to the Power BI Designer Preview. This month’s update is packed with lots of new features across the Data Modeling, Analytics, Get Data & Transformations areas of the product: Data Modeling…

SSL Security Error with Data Source

YouTube Video (Better Quality) I was approached with a case where the customer was trying to create a Data Source within the Power BI Admin Center and received the following error when trying to test the connection and having Encrypt Connection selected…

MySkills4Afrika and Power BI

by Anand Mariappan, Senior Software Engineer for Power BI I am a Senior Software Engineer in the Power BI team working on the dashboard experience. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer in Uganda between Jan 19th to Feb 3rd through the MySkills4Afrika…

[Webinar] Analysis Services Connector in the Microsoft Power BI Preview

Do you want to keep your data on-premises and still use a dynamic web-based dashboard? Want to use this data in live, interactive dashboards and reports? Learn how to use the Analysis Services Connector, in as little time as it takes you to eat lunch…