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The Oscars with Power BI

Move over Winter Olympics at Sochi—it’s time for the 86 th Academy Awards! While we roll out the red carpet, what better time to step behind the scenes and into Microsoft Power BI to create some visual effects on the most significant movie…

Have You Voted for Your Favorite Power BI Demo?

Indulge in some harmless video-binging while being awed by the talent in this community of data buffs . The voting period for the Power BI Demo Contest ends soon. So get to it! Watch as many demos as you can, then cast your vote by 5 pm PT today, January…

Tech Tip Thursday: Row-Level Security for DirectQuery and cloud models

In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube talks about what “Row-Level Security” means for analysts, and how it can be applied to both DirectQuery and cloud models in Power BI. He demonstrates how to create roles for datasets, add new filters, and assign users these roles using the new Security settings in the Power BI service.

Power BI Designer May Update

Today we’re announcing a new update to the Power BI Designer Preview. This month’s update is packed with lots of new features across the Data Modeling, Analytics, Get Data & Transformations areas of the product: Data Modeling…

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…

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…

The Power BI app for Windows is now available

Today, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview for Windows app available on the Windows Store . This app offers an easy and native experience designed especially for Windows platforms, enabling you to explore live dashboards and…

New Power BI features available for preview

Today we are previewing new features for Power BI, our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone. Power BI reduces the barriers to deploying a business intelligence environment to share and collaborate on data and analytics from…

Announcing New Excel 2013 BI Stability and Usability Improvements

Recently we have announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios, especially when Power Query, Power Pivot & Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated…

Unlock retail intelligence with the Power BI app Barcode scanner

Anyone who has worked in a retail business, from manager to customer service agent, knows that the success of their operation isn’t found in the back room – it’s out on the sales floor. You’ve always had your retail data at your fingertips with the Power BI mobile app, but now we’ve enhanced the retail experience with the addition of a new barcode scanner.

Whitepaper: Bidirectional Cross Filtering

In SQL Server 2014, filter context of a table is based on the values in a related table. With bidirectional cross-filtering, the filter context is propagated to a second related table on the other side of a table relationship. Learn more in our new whitepaper.

Power BI enables connectivity to Impala

In the Power BI Desktop July Update, we have introduced a new Preview connector that allows users to easily bring data from Impala into their Power BI reports. Let’s take a look at this new connector in action!

SQL Server Reporting Services 2022 

SQL Server Reporting Services

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.

Learn How Power BI and Accessibility Work Together

Power BI’s accessibility documentation has been expanded from one article to five new articles for you to explore. We hope that these new articles will help you learn more about how Power BI can empower your organization, report creators, and report consumers through accessibility.

Analyze LinkedIn Sales Navigator usage data in Power BI

The LinkedIn Sales Navigator Analytics Integration allows teams to seamlessly view and analyze Sales Navigator usage data within Power BI to increase sales effectiveness and maximize productivity.

On-premises Data Gateway management by Region

Power Platform admin center gateway management enhancements

Updated Ribbon Experience for Power BI Desktop

The ribbon in Power BI Desktop has an updated and modern experience. When you turn on the “Updated ribbon” preview feature, you will see a ribbon that looks more like the ribbon in Office products. In the updated ribbon, you have access to all the existing features that you know and love, and over time, more features will be added to the ribbon.

From Newbies to Global Hackathon Winners – Power BI Brings User Skill Levels and Confidence Full Circle!

The Power BI User Group (PowerBIUG) sat down with Montreal Power BI User Group members and winners of the Power BI User Group global hackathon, Team Hydro-Québec to learn more about them, what inspired their winning Power BI solution, and why being engaged with their local user group is so important.

Power BI Desktop November 2019 Feature Summary

The November update has major updates in several areas of Power BI Desktop. There’s a new, modern ribbon that aligns Power BI Desktop with Office and adds more functionality. We’re also adding a new visual, the decomposition tree, which is one of the most requested ideas on ideas.powerbi.com. AI functions integrated into Power Query allows you to take your data transformations to the next level, and of course we have incremental improvements across the entire product.

Refresh your Power BI dataset using Microsoft Flow

Today, we are making scheduling of refreshes much more flexible to improve how Power BI works in processes like the ones described above. Specifically, we have added a new Refresh a dataset action to the Power BI connector for Microsoft Flow.

Power BI Dataflows June 2019 Feature Summary

We are excited to announce new improvements to Power BI dataflows releasing this month including an enhanced compute engine to drastically improve data refresh times and a new set of dataflow templates to help you easily connect to common data sources mapped against the common data model.

Connect with the Microsoft Power BI AI Team at Microsoft Ignite

Are you interested in shaping the future of AI in Power BI? Going to be at Microsoft Ignite in 2 weeks? We invite you to join the Power BI AI team for a brainstorming session about AI in Power BI…

Help Improve Power BI

We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community and today we have another quarterly survey to keep improving Power BI with your feedback.

Incremental refresh in Power BI Premium

Power BI Premium was announced generally available less than a year ago as the platform of choice for enterprises deploying high-performance, scalable BI systems in the cloud. In the May release of…