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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

Behind the Scenes: How Power BI Handled The World Cup

In this post Importing the Data with Power Query Getting the right format with Power Query Power Pivot Power Q&A Crawl, then walk This year’s world cup was filled with unbelievable surprises; Miroslav Klose’s record breaking…

Back to the Future with Power Query – Invalid Object name

I got pulled into an interest case this week that brought back some fond memories. The customer was trying to use Power Query to connect to SQL Server, but was getting errors. It was indicated that pulling in data via Power Pivot or the Excel Data Tab…

Create interactive timeline visualizations for your data with the new timeline storyteller community visual

During the keynote of the 2017 Microsoft Data Insight Summit we showed a bunch of exciting new features. One that caught a lot of people’s eye, and is now available in the Office Store, is the timeline storyteller.

What story does your timeline tell? Introducing the Timeline Storyteller custom visual for Microsoft Power BI

Timeline Storyteller, a new custom visual for Power BI I created with a team of other researchers at Microsoft, is now available in the Office Store for anyone to use. Power BI is a powerful data storytelling tool, and with Timeline Storyteller, data journalists can now visualize a sequence of events in a compelling way using the large palette of design options that Timeline Storyteller provides. Learn more about this latest custom visual from the Microsoft Research team.

Here’s how Microsoft executives are using Power BI

The Customer Data and Analytics (CDnA) team at Microsoft enables strategic data insights that shape the entire organization, from high-level leadership policies to small product decisions. Both CDnA and the Power BI product have mutually benefited from a close relationship since the Power BI public preview in 2015. In fact, the early and ongoing input from this internal Microsoft team and its users has helped make Power BI the “enterprise ready”, robust, and feature-rich platform it is today. Learn more about the relationship between Power BI and CDnA, and how they use reports and dashboard to help run one of the world’s largest and fastest moving companies.

Happy Second Birthday to Power BI

Today, Power BI is two years old! When we released the new Power BI service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile on July 24, 2015, we knew we had an innovative business intelligence solution, but we didn’t expect to create such an inspiring community of data and reporting professionals. Over the last year we’ve continued to add new features, improve existing tools, and integrate even better with our fellow Microsoft products, while maintaining the same commitment to quality. See some of our highlights from the past 12 months, and a special video from Microsoft to our awesome community.

Power BI On-premises data gateway – July Update is now available!

We’re glad to announce that the July Update for the Power BI On-premises data gateway is now available. Learn more about the enhancements included in this release.

Best Report Contest Finalists Announced — Vote Now for the Winner!

On January 7, 2016, we launched the Best Report Contest and asked our users to submit their best Power BI report. Now it’s up to YOU to pick the winner!

Visualize your Insightly CRM data with Power BI

Insightly is a powerful CRM and project management service that allows you to manage your business more efficiently. The Insightly content pack for Power BI offers greater understanding of your CRM…

Visualize your Windows Dev Center analytics data with Power BI

The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides a quick and convenient way to monitor day-to-day updates to your apps’ analytics data without having to log into your Dev Center account, and gives you a rich set of visuals and filters you can customize to discover new insights. The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides analytics data for app and IAP acquisitions, ratings, reviews, and health data, for all your apps.

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…

Monitor and track your SendGrid email delivery stats using Power BI

SendGrid is an incredibly powerful “Email Infrastructure in the Cloud” platform. If you use SendGrid as a means for reaching your customers via email, then it is very easy to use Power BI as a means of monitoring and analyzing your email deliverability…

The Power BI for iOS app is now globally available

On Monday, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview in more than 140 countries . This, of course, includes the Power BI for iOS app, for both iPad and iPhone devices . The app offers an easy and native experience designed especially…

Data Source isn’t registered in Power BI

I’ve seen a few cases where customers are getting the following error when trying to setup a Scheduled Data Refresh within Power BI, and not sure what to do. OnPremise error: Sorry, the data source for this data connection isn’t registered for Power BI…

Can we share items between Tenants?

NOTE: Information listed here is good as of 3/6/2015 and is subject to change. There has been confusion with the new Power BI Public Preview and Sharing. Currently, the only item that can be shared is the Dashboard. People have asked if they can just…

From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business…

5 New Updates in Power Query

Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for…

Getting Started with Power Pivot – Part I

Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In our previous blog posts we explored how to bring data into Excel through Power Query ( Part I and Part II ). In this blog post we will take that data and prepare it for analyzing…

3 Great Examples: Data Done Well

It’s no secret that big data has big potential – here at Microsoft, we work with hundreds of customers using technology in new ways to get the most out of data in every shape and form. While each of these companies defines “success”…

London’s Metro Bank uses Microsoft’s Power BI to help improve customer service

While we love talking about the latest out of Microsoft, the best part of talking about the latest and greatest is hearing how our customers are able to use our products to meet – and beat – goals, increase efficiency, or get a leg up on competitors…

Announcing Power BI Premium support for larger datasets

Power BI Premium now supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.PBIX) files that are up to 10 GB in size – a x10 increase compared to before.

Esri Plus Subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Power BI is now available

Today, I’m happy to announce that Esri is taking ArcGIS Maps for Power BI to the next level by introducing Plus, a subscription service available for purchase from Esri that allows everyday business users in Power BI to do more with their spatial data. What is Plus? In a word: More. More basemaps, more data points, more demographics, more reference layers. It’s a step in our journey to make GIS easy to understand and consume for regular business users. Plus is inspired by many of the feature requests you have made since we introduce ArcGIS Maps for Power BI.

Visualizing and interacting with your Azure Machine Learning Studio experiments

Microsoft Senior Program Manager Christian Berg is back with another entry in his series on becoming your organization’s strategic advisor with Machine Learning and Power BI. In part 6, he lookd at connecting to an Azure ML Studio experiment with an Rviz and then building on that to create a dynamic report to explore cross price elasticities. He also looks at a simpler example where we instead use DAX to explore the impact of different discount percentages, based on an assumption about our elasticity.