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Get hands-on with intelligent technologies at the Microsoft Data Science Summit

On September 26–27, the Microsoft Data Science Summit will host an interactive event on the disruptive technologies and innovative solutions in big data, advanced analytics, and machine learning.

Secure and Audit Power BI in Your Organization

Today we are announcing two features to assist organizations meet their security and compliance requirements as they deploy Power BI. First, Power BI now supports Azure AD Conditional Access to…

Webinars for the week of 8/14: R for the Masses and Using Power BI to Build Financial Dashboards

Power BI webinars for the week of 8/14 are two of the most requested topics: R and Financial Dashboards.

Connect and analyze Power BI data directly from Excel, with the July update of Power BI publisher for Excel

The July update of Power BI publisher for Excel adds the ability to connect to data in Power BI and analyze it in Excel using Pivot tables and charts.

Webinars for June 27-30: introducing Flow and PowerApps, and Marco Russo on why you need to learn DAX

We’re finishing up June with a fantastic pair of webinars! Discover DAX in Power BI and why you need to learn it, and how to leverage Microsoft PowerApps to get the most out of your data.

Submit your work and attend our next Dashboard Makeover

Ask the experts at Microsoft and find out if the visual design of your work is helping to project your data story, or just creating confusion. Attend the live webinar on November 17, 2016 to see how our Power BI pros turn dashboards and reports from standard to shiny, sharing insights more efficiently and making a bigger impact on your audience. If you want to learn more about dashboard and report design, with or without a submission of your own, register now for the Dashboard Makeover webinar!

Explore your Insightcentr data with Power BI

Insightcentr is a SaaS solution that helps businesses understand workforce productivity by providing time-oriented reporting into web or desktop usage software. It provides analytics as to when, and to what extent, a workforce is using software, helping businesses to optimize software licensing costs and support process re-engineering efforts. Data can be anonymous and aggregated to ensure privacy is maintained. We’ve released a new content pack to make it easy to connect to your Insightcentr data!

Webinar 10/20: Create PowerApps to send real time Power BI data

This week, webinars are back with the PowerApps team! On October 20, we’ll be joined by Laura Onu, and she’ll be walking us through how to create and customize applications with PowerApps.

Nate Silver keynotes Data Insights Summit on March 23

Learn about the Data Insights Summit keynote to be delivered by best-selling author, Nate Silver.

Free online Power BI and Excel sessions at the Data Insights Summit

If business data matters to you, here’s where to dig in deep — and at no cost.

Power BI Mobile Apps Update – February 2016

A new update for Power BI just hit your favorite app store! This update includes a number of highly requested improvements and features. Remember, your feedback helps us decide what to implement in…

Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary

Happy New Year! Today is our first Desktop update of the year. With this new year, we have a new release cadence as well. We are going to be releasing earlier in the month going forward. This month has several exciting improvements for tables and matrix and several connector improvements as well.

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…