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A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

Yesterday we announced exciting news for Power BI. Anyone with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI today for free. The preview introduces a number of new Power BI including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular…

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…

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”…

Power BI June Roundup

“For many companies data is buried treasure. There are riches in there that can completely and utterly transform a company’s fortunes, but they don’t do you any good if you don’t have the tools to dig them up” according to Geoff Carter…

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…

Power BI Developer community August 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

Join us! Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Gaston Cruz!

Join us to walk through the latest tips and tricks when working with XMLA Endpoints in Power BI.

Promote your reports, dashboards, and apps on Power BI Home

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re introducing Featured content on Power BI Home. Now, administrators or designated promoters will have a dedicated section on Home to promote reports, dashboards, and apps and set the default recommended content for their end users.

June 2020 Community Highlights

Featured community members, changes to the Community, and more! Read up on recent Power BI community news.

On-premises data gateway March update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the March update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.2.52) Note: The latest March build number is now 3000.2.52(was previously 3000.2.47). In this latest release, we fixed a bug which was causing some of the scheduled refreshes via the gateway to intermittently fail with timeout … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway March update is now available”

Power BI Developer community February & March update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Custom Visuals.

Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Today we are pleased to announce Query Caching for Power BI Premium, which speeds up content loading by caching previously-used query results. The setting is applied at the dataset level so any reports using this dataset can benefit from the cache. This feature is not applicable to LiveConnect datasets leveraging Azure Analysis Services or SQL … Continue reading “Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium”

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…

Join us! Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Reid Havens!

In this Power BI webinar Reid Havens covers two of the cornerstones of Power Query, tuning and designing for optimal refresh speeds, and intelligently handling errors.

Announcing Power BI data protection GA and introducing new capabilities

Last fall we introduced industry-leading Power BI data protection capabilities in public preview. Today we’re happy to announce these capabilities are generally available (GA), along with new and exciting capabilities we’re announcing in this space! Power BI helps organizations empower everyone to make every decision based on data. It enables a single unified platform to ask smarter business questions and get to actionable insight faster. But democratizing access to insight is only part of the story. We’ve also worked hard to ensure that Power BI is part of an end-to-end security platform that is easy to use, integrated with productivity solutions, and enables remote work. Power BI’s data protection capabilities help people to securely uncover insight, collaborate, and share appropriately no matter where data goes – even outside the organizational network or on unmanaged devices.

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

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.

All About Dashboards

Power BI dashboards present your latest data in one consolidated view, regardless of where the data lives. Simply choose what data appears on your dashboard, and then use Power BI tools to present the data in compelling visualizations—maps, gauges…

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.

Power BI Report Server September 2022 Feature Summary

New September Release Power BI Report Server 2022

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics: automatically aggregate submetric values to a parent metric, allowing less time updating data, and more time tracking performance.

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.