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Tech Tip Thursday: a look at the new Power BI Embedded Sample

Microsoft’s Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, he takes a look at the new Power BI Embedded Sample that’s designed to show you what the API code should look like from a JavaScript perspective. The new sample includes code examples and comments to give you a feel for embedding Power BI reports into your own application.

Explore your Partner Center Analytics Data in Power BI

We’re pleased to announce the public preview of the new Partner Center Analytics App for Power BI for direct partners.   Get a visual representation of your business data with Partner Center…

Power BI April Service Content Packs

Power BI service content packs allow Power BI users to quickly connect to variety of services and get customized reports and dashboards built on top of their data from those services. We are continuously working with Partners and SaaS applications owners to onboard them to the Power BI Content Packs ecosystem. With many partners continuously developing new content packs and updating existing ones, we wanted to start a monthly blogpost to share with you the newly added content packs in the Power BI service.

Power BI Best Visual Contest – 1st People’s Choice Award!

by Amir Netz, Technical Fellow Wow what a couple of weeks since we announced the Power BI Best Visual Contest . We’re excited to announce the first People’s Choice Award for the Power BI Best Visual contest goes to Bullet Chart by SQLBI…

What’s new on the Power BI Mobile apps?

We are glad to announce another batch of updates to Power BI Mobile apps, including iOS, Android and Windows apps! If you haven’t heard a lot from us lately it’s because we have been working hard to improve our apps experience, performance…

[Webinar] Content Packs and Direct Query

Join Power BI Program Manager Theresa Palmer to learn about Power BI content packs and direct query capabilities. Power BI offers a variety of ways to easily connect and explore data that is important to you. Power BI comes with out-of-box content…

[Webinar] Creating Reports for Power BI Using Power BI Desktop

08/24 Update : This webinar has been re-scheduled for September 3rd at 10AM PT. This Thursday we will have the Power BI Deep Dive Webinar – Content Packs and Direct Query webinar with Theresa Palmer at 10AM PT. Sorry for the inconvenience. Join Power…

PowerBI-visuals is open for contributions

Do you want to ship your innovation and code as part of a new Microsoft product? Then read on! A few weeks ago , we open sourced the visuals we ship in Power BI placing them on GitHub. The repo, Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals , gives you everything you…

Bulk Assign Licenses in Office 365

NOTE: Information good as of 7/21/2015 and is subject to change! With the upcoming Power BI General Availability , you may be in a situation, with your Tenants, to assign a license to a bunch of licenses to your users. This may be for the Free or Pro…

Updated Power BI web application sample is now available

We’re pretty stoked to have a new version of our web application sample out on GitHub. We took the original sample and paired it down significantly to focus on those elements that are critical to understanding how to call the Power BI REST API from a…

Monitor your Azure SQL Database Auditing activity with Power BI

Azure SQL Database Auditing logs tracks database events, enabling you to retain, report and analyze the activities in the instances you monitor. These logs can be used to help gain insight into discrepancies and anomalies that could indicate business…

Now in Preview – Get quick insights into your QuickBooks Online account data

Whether you are starting your own business or a well-established small business owner, you are likely using QuickBooks , the most common accounting solution for small business owners. If so, Power BI provides an easy and better way to visualize your business…

Visual Awesomeness Unlocked – Horizontal Funnel

By Amir Netz, Technical Fellow and Mey Meenakshisundaram, Product Manager Happy New Year! We are happy to welcome you to this new year with a colorful new entrant to the power bi custom visuals family – the ‘Horizontal Funnel’. We are…

Announcing the Power BI app for Windows 10 Mobile

We are excited to introduce the Power BI app for Windows 10 Mobile. This new app is another step towards Power BI‘s goal to bring your data anywhere, anytime, everywhere . Similar to the Power BI apps for iOS and Android, the Windows 10 app…

Power BI supports the power of giving

by Barb Edson, General Manager, Data Platform You’ve gone through Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to give back. Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to the power of giving and encouraging people everywhere…

Visual Awesomeness Unlocked – The Globe Map

By Amir Netz, Technical Fellow and Manoj Patel, Software Engineer All Map enthusiasts, we have a special treat for you this week. You are going to love it! Some of you might have seen this already in our demos but this week you can touch it and feel…

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI – New Online edX Course

We are happy to announce a new Data Visualization course available on edX . Learn how to connect and visualize your data with Power BI, Microsoft’s latest business intelligence tools and services. In this course, you will learn how to connect…

An Excel and Power BI-inspired "Santa Baby" Jingle for your Christmas Cheer

In honor of the holiday today, one of loyal Excel and Power BI lovers, Santa Monica-based Excel Consultant Szilvia Juhasz belts out this Power Pivot/Excel version of the classic “Santa Baby”. Thanks to Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen for sharing this…

Try the latest Power Query update!

Last month we announced the General Availability of Microsoft Power Query for Excel , and today we are excited to introduce a new quality update. Power Query is supported for your production scenarios and we will continue to deliver updates that provide…

Use Power Query To Draft A Fantasy Football Team

Fantasy football draft season is here, and the UX test lead for Power Query, Ben Martens , thought that picking his fantasy team seemed like an interesting test case for Power Query . Here it is how he did it in his own words: There’s a lot of…

Worldwide Demographics & Statistics using Power Query and Power View

Last week, we announced Power BI for Office 365 at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Sign up now to be notified when the Power BI Preview becomes available. We also announced that Microsoft Power Query for Excel has reached General availability and…

Demystifying Power BI Q&A – Part 1

Introduction By now, you’ve probably seen a demo of Power BI Q&A and may have played with one of our sample models. So at this point, you’re probably thinking one of two things: Either you’re amazed by how smart the system is…

How Condé Nast is Getting Better Insight into Consumer Behavior

Recently Quentin Clark announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365 . In the blog post, one of the key issues highlighted is the importance of reach. In order for customers to get deeper value from data, more people in an organization…

Sharing and Discovering Queries Using Power Query and Power BI

In conjunction with Power BI for Office 365, Power Query offers a set of capabilities for sharing and discovering queries within your organization. In this blog post, we will look into the specific details for how this works. Sharing a query Let’s…

Go Seahawks! From the Power BI Team

With the NFL Championship games just around the corner, we wanted to pay tribute to the Seahawks and their long and winding road to the NFC Championship game against the 49ers this Sunday. The following video was created by our team from publicly-available…