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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.

Now in preview: the Power BI you love on your Android tablet

We are very excited to introduce the new member to our Power BI apps family – Power BI app for Android tablet. Like our other apps, dashboards and reports render beautifully and you can interact with them using touch.

Nov 1 Webinar: Big Data with Power BI, HDInsight, and Datameer

Power BI is a fantastic data visualization, transformation, and discovery product, but it’s not designed for “Big Data”-scale datasets. Meanwhile, Azure HDInsight is an impressive cloud-based Hadoop and Spark distribution that works at scale, but it isn’t designed to be friendly for business users the way Power BI is. In this webinar, Andrew Brust will show how you can leverage the scale of HDInsight and the ease-of use of Power BI with Datameer, part of the Azure HDInsight Application Platform. If you’re a Power BI fan, and you want to do Big Data analytics without learning the ins and outs of Hadoop and Spark, then don’t miss this webinar.

PowerPivotPro and Microsoft help displaced workers with near-free Power BI Training Dec 7th

To help our Armed Forces Veterans looking to improve their resume or the work-displaced find their next career, PowerPivotPro and Microsoft are teaming up to provide a near-free day of training on Data Analytics with Power BI. To register please see: https://avisingh.eventbrite.com

[Webinar 11/03] Best-in-Class On-Premises Business Intelligence for Power BI from Pyramid Analytics

Join this webinar to learn more about the new functionality from Pyramid Analytics that allows organizations to publish Power BI Desktop content directly into BI Office’s on-premises solution.

August Power BI Desktop Update: Updated Drill experience

In the August update of Power BI Desktop, we released the general availability of inline hierarchies. We took inline hierarchies out of preview, and replaced this previous drill experience with the inline hierarchy experience. Since that update, we have heard feedback from you that while this new experience is very useful, you still have a need for the older experience, especially when using drill with unrelated categories in the hierarchy. Today we are releasing an update to the August Power BI Desktop release that gives you the ability to use both of these experience in one chart!

Announcing ArcGIS Maps for Power BI by Esri (Preview)

We’re excited to share at Microsoft Ignite that soon Power BI users can use ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (preview) created by Esri. This preview will bring new capabilities to all Power BI users. The ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual is provided by Esri. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual goes a step beyond. Not only can you plot data points from Power BI, but you can also add reference layers. Layers include a selection of demographic layers provided by Esri and public web maps or those published into Esri’s Living Atlas. You will be able to create a compelling analysis that also provides reference information to get more context from the data you have in Power BI. Hover over a block group in the Median Household Income layer to find out who your customers are in a specific area.

Responsive visualizations coming to Power BI

The Power BI mobile experience continues to evolve. In addition to much loved “just works” capabilities – dashboards and reports that just work on mobile – Power BI is providing more ways to create experiences optimized for devices of all sizes. For example, dashboards and reports optimized for phones allow even more control over the small-screen experience. Delivering a rich visualization on a large screen and then preserving that richness in a small screen can be a challenge. To address this challenge, we’ve created responsive visualizations.

Two days of Power BI Content at the User Group World Tour

Powered by your local Power BI User Group (PUG), the Power BI World Tour will be unprecedented access to premium Power BI content designed by your local industry experts. This two-day event will cover technical content designed for the Power BI Analyst, Developer/IT Admin, and new professional. Grow your world of experience by attending our training, expand your network of connections, and get ready to become the Power BI super star you were meant to be. Starting in August, the tour will visit seven cities throughout the World. Register by August 07, 2017 to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Power BI Desktop July Feature Summary

This month’s Power BI Desktop update includes the general availability release of the new table and matrix visuals, an integrated experience with the custom visuals store, two community submitted quick measures, and more!

Webinar Wednesday: Dashboard in an Hour

If you’re new to Power BI, or want to introduce the rest of your team to ways they can go quickly from data to insight to action, you won’t want to miss Wednesday’s Dashboard in an Hour webinar! Dashboard In An Hour is a high-level introduction to Power BI in just 60 minutes. It’s being presented this week by Reid Havens, Founder & CEO of Havens Consulting Inc. Join us at 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Explore your Office 365 Adoption Data in Power BI

The Public Preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack combines the intelligence of the Office 365 usage reports that are available for you in the admin center with the interactive analysis capabilities of Power BI, providing rich usage and adoption insights.

Announcing the Microsoft Data Insights Summit Analytics Challenge

The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is coming on June 12 – 13, 2017, and we’re celebrating with an Analytics Challenge! Get ready to clean data, create reports, and win prizes.

May and June Webinars: Power BI Security, Best Practices from the Microsoft Operations Team, Power BI Embedded, Marco Russo on Design and more!

May and June Webinars: Power BI Security, Best Practices from the Microsoft Operations Team, Power BI Embedded, Marco Russo on Design and more!

Create your Best Report with Power BI and Win

Creating a great report is both an art and a science. There’s the data, of course — the raw numbers and charts and feeds that fuel your work. But it’s the nuanced art of finding the right way to deliver the right insights that truly lets your data reach…

Visual Awesomeness Unlocked – Sankey diagram

By Amir Netz, Technical Fellow and Mey Meenakshisundaram, Product Manager Everything flows and Flow is everything. It’s easy to say ‘Go with the flow’ but first you must know where the flow goes. OK, enough with pun on the word “Flow”…

Power BI API Updates Roundup (December 2015)

Since the last API updates roundup , we’ve been busy adding new experiences and APIs for Power BI developers. We’re ready to take the covers off of our latest additions that we hope help developers do more and faster with Power BI. Two major things have…

Power BI mobile apps update – November 2015

We’re excited to announce the Power BI Mobile apps November update. This month’s update includes new capabilities as well as stabilization and quality improvements. New this month New dashboard actions menu (iPhone) Enrich your…

Visualizing and operationalizing R data in Power BI

With the latest release of Power BI Desktop, you can now run R scripts directly in Power BI Desktop. To celebrate this new functionality, we’re creating a series of blog posts that show you how to use this new functionality, with some hands-on examples…

Share Excel workbooks in organizational content packs

Now when you create organizational content packs in Power BI, you can include Excel workbooks to share with others in your organization. It’s easy: From Power BI, connect to your Excel workbooks on OneDrive for Business. Then create content packs…

[Webinar] – What’s New and Exciting in Power BI

With weekly and monthly releases, there are a lot of fantastic new features to explore. Hundreds of new features have been released in Power BI across PowerBI.com, Power BI Desktop, mobile apps and APIs from August to October 2015. That is why Jen…

Explore and Monitor your Project Online data in Power BI

Microsoft Project Online is a flexible online solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Project Online delivered through O365 enables organizations to get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended…

How two entrepreneurial teens tamed retail data and helped make the world a better place

When a business owner first considers incorporating dynamic data-driven analysis into their routine management, the prospect can sometimes seem overwhelming. Technology infrastructure, mobile app development, real-time updates – where do you start first? It’s easy to forget that all you really need to begin on a small scale are a computer, a phone, and tools such as Power BI and Power Apps.

Webinars for the week of 8/21: Row Level Security, and Finding and Transforming Data with Power Query

This week brings us two of the best presenters from down under: Dr Greg Low from Australia and Reza Rad from New Zealand. Reza will be kicking off the week on August 23 with the most requested webinar topic, best practices around implementing Row-level security with Power BI, and Greg will be delivering one of the most popular modules from his Business Intelligence classes on August 25.

Tech Tip Thursday: How the Power BI data region is selected

This week, Guy in a Cube looks at how the Power BI data region is selected, and how you can find out in what region your data is currently located. He also talks about why data region is an important thing to review before anyone signs up for Office 365, Power BI, or other Microsoft services.