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Power BI Developer community February 2020 update

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”

Power BI Developer community February & March update

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

Power BI Service and Mobile July 2019 feature summary

It’s time again to recap the major features and announcements we made in the Power BI service and mobile for the month of July.

Gateway Management on Admin Center

New gateway management features on Admin center

Help improve Power BI – Copy vs. Export Survey

Take our survey to help us continue to improve copy vs. export related scenarios in Power BI.

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.

BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019

Today we presented at the 5th annual Gartner BI Bake Off session at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida and we are very excited to share the report with everyone. The topic this year is loneliness data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist Same as last year, a little bit of background: … Continue reading “BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019”

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”

On-premises data gateway February update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the February update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.1.257)                                          This month’s Gateway update includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine, which matches the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway February update is now available”

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…

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.

Power BI Developer community December update

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

Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics Digital Event

Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for the Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics digital event to explore how data and analytics impact the future of your business and see how to use Power BI in conjunction with Azure data and analytics services to change the way you make strategic business decisions.

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.

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…

Create interactive timeline visualizations for your data with the new timeline storyteller community visual

During the keynote of the 2017 Microsoft Data Insight Summit we showed a bunch of exciting new features. One that caught a lot of people’s eye, and is now available in the Office Store, is the timeline storyteller.

What story does your timeline tell? Introducing the Timeline Storyteller custom visual for Microsoft Power BI

Timeline Storyteller, a new custom visual for Power BI I created with a team of other researchers at Microsoft, is now available in the Office Store for anyone to use. Power BI is a powerful data storytelling tool, and with Timeline Storyteller, data journalists can now visualize a sequence of events in a compelling way using the large palette of design options that Timeline Storyteller provides. Learn more about this latest custom visual from the Microsoft Research team.