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Tech Tip Thursday: how to test Power BI in a custom directory

In this week’s Tech Tip Thursday, our own Guy in a Cube talks to developers about how they can test their Power BI deployment in a custom directory before rolling changes out to production. He goes over the four steps needed, from creating the custom directory to adding the user to creating custom settings for your application.

Microsoft Power BI receives the Esri New Technology Integration Award for 2017

Today we’re excited and humbled to receive the 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) – New Technology Integration award for taking map visualization and geo-analytics to the next level by integrating ArcGIS in a new or innovative way. This award from Esri is one additional validation of the work the Power BI team is doing in a partner-centric way, making Power BI a great place for partners to showcase their unique value. From everyone on the Power BI team, we’d like to thank Esri for this recognition and say a big thank you to the dedicated team that spans Microsoft and Esri working to infuse breath into our shared vision of bringing GIS to every business user. If you’re already a fan or curious to learn more, I would like to invite you to join us in Seattle this June for the second annual Microsoft Data Insights Summit.

General Availability of next-gen Premium Platform

We happily announce Next Gen Premium Platform (Gen2) Generally Available! Optional autoscale charges will begin November 4th 2021

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 30 Sept 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT

Scott Sewel of the Microsoft Power BI CAT team will demonstrate the value that Power BI brings to the Power Platform with this month’s topic: Developing Power BI for Dataverse + Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE. A great opportunity to see how all of these amazing products work together.

Analyze your Microsoft Dynamics AX data with Power BI

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps enterprises increase the speed of doing business. We have now released a third Dynamics AX content pack for Power BI…

Webinar: What does your dashboard say about you?

On May 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. PT, Microsoft Principal Program Manager and Power BI dashboard expert Marc Reguera will present live Dashboard Makeovers on submissions from the Community. Marc’s tips will focus on readability, functionality, and sharing your insights more effectively.

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.

5 New Updates in Power Query

Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for…

Getting Started with Power Pivot – Part I

Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In our previous blog posts we explored how to bring data into Excel through Power Query ( Part I and Part II ). In this blog post we will take that data and prepare it for analyzing…

3 Great Examples: Data Done Well

It’s no secret that big data has big potential – here at Microsoft, we work with hundreds of customers using technology in new ways to get the most out of data in every shape and form. While each of these companies defines “success”…

London’s Metro Bank uses Microsoft’s Power BI to help improve customer service

While we love talking about the latest out of Microsoft, the best part of talking about the latest and greatest is hearing how our customers are able to use our products to meet – and beat – goals, increase efficiency, or get a leg up on competitors…

From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business…

[Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . How is your marketing campaign performing? Which of your sales people need extra support? When should you perform preventive maintenance on your factory equipment? Learn how to answer…

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…

The Power BI iPhone app introduces data-driven alerts and annotations

Last week, Microsoft released the Power BI app for iPhone, joining its sibling iPad app. Both apps are part of the new Power BI preview features, released on December 18 th , and are just the first wave of the new Power BI mobile offering, to be followed…

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…

10 Ways You Know You’re a Business Analyst

So you start your day with a quad shot Americano, end up dreaming about countless Excel documents and spend just as much time digging through piles of data as you do scrubbing for insights… Sound familiar? Looks like you may be a business analyst…

Monitor vehicle traffic using Power BI

Today we have Spyros Sakellariadis, joining us again to continue our series of how to use Power BI to monitor real-time IoT events. Take it away Spyros! By Spyros Sakellariadis Who hasn’t wanted to have a personalized view of the vehicle…

New capabilities added to Power BI

This week we’re excited to announce a number of features available in Power BI as we get closer to general availability on July 24 th : Office 365 navigation and application launcher integration . With a single click, you can now navigate…

How to tell how many Power BI Free Licenses are consumed in your Tenant?

NOTE: This information is good as of 7/24/2015 and is subject to change! Your organization may be taking advantage of the Power BI Free offering, but it may be hard for you to tell exactly how many have signed up. Most of the dialogs within Office 365…

Monitor and Explore your Stripe data in Power BI

Stripe is an advanced payment platform for online businesses. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, thousands of businesses use Stripe to accept payments in over 130 currencies, from anyone in the world. By connecting Power BI with your existing Stripe…

What’s new on the Power BI Mobile apps?

by Romi Koifman, Program Manager, Power BI Mobile Moving fast! Not long after our latest release, we are happy to announce another update to Power BI mobile apps. We are determined to continue to deliver value to our customers with new and continuous…

All About Dashboards

Power BI dashboards present your latest data in one consolidated view, regardless of where the data lives. Simply choose what data appears on your dashboard, and then use Power BI tools to present the data in compelling visualizations—maps, gauges…

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.

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.