Power BI mobile phone reports now available everywhere

We are happy to announce the general availability of Power BI reports optimized for phones! Not long ago we announced the preview of phone reports, and now it’s time to make them available to all users. With Phone reports you can specifically tailor a portrait view of your existing report on Power BI Desktop for mobile viewers. With this update, everyone can create report views optimized for phones, to enhance the experience of viewing Power BI reports on phones.

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Announcing the Accounts Receivable Solution Template for SAP

Today we’re announcing the SAP Accounts Receivable solution template. The SAP Accounts Receivable solution template provides an end to end solution that contains AR data and reports sourced from your SAP system. This template includes four reports designed for a financial comptroller or other similar financial manager that needs to constantly be aware of their AR situation and provides powerful insights into accounts receivable by customer, document, and age.

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Power BI Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Power BI users, to even “trip reports” from your local User Group meeting or Microsoft event. Check out these great posts from October and learn how you can contribute your own posts!

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See how Microsoft Treasury uses Power BI with the US Consumer Personal Spending dashboard

Every day the members of Microsoft’s Treasury group have to make smart decisions about how to manage the company’s $158 billion in assets. Their guide to these decisions can be found in data and information analysis, and one of their tools of choice to manage this process is Microsoft Power BI. One amazing example of this data in action is the US Consumer Personal Spending dashboard, created by Investment Analyst, Carlton Gossett. This dashboard displays publicly available information in a dynamic, interactive way, allowing Treasury to quickly get a feel for consumer spending in the US and where our economy may be heading in the business cycle. Read more about how Microsoft Treasury uses this dashboard, and try it out for yourself!

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Embedding a Power BI report into Salesforce

Many people use Salesforce to manage their Accounts and keep track of their Opportunities. They often use Power BI to visualize Salesforce data and bring in additional data sources, but that means switching platforms often. This walkthrough addresses that and shows you how to embed a Power BI report in a Visualforce page inside Salesforce, allowing you to view all your data and reports in a single application.

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Power BI Dashboard in a Day Training by Catapult Systems (Arizona and Colorado)

Join Catapult Systems on Thursday, January 12 (Tempe, AZ) or Tuesday, January 17 (Denver, CO) for Dashboard in a Day (DiaD), a comprehensive training session to help you understand and explore Power BI as a solution for business data collaboration. DiaD is an introductory-to-intermediate course designed to accelerate your Power BI experience with practical, hands-on training. Register now to attend one of these events!

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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.

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Congratulations to this month's Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Last month we put out the call for submissions using retail data -- along with other topics that interest you -- for the Data Stories Gallery, and we got some fantastic entries! Congratulations to the grand winner and runners-up. Want to see your work become a Featured story? Post it to the Data Stories Gallery, and then tweet a link with the hashtags #powerbi #datastory. At the end of each month we’ll review all tweeted stories, and choose several to become featured. Featured stories will be selected for telling a compelling story, being original and creative, and effectively using Power BI.

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Tech Tip Thursday: 3 steps to IT Admin takeover for your tenant

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 revisits how to perform an IT Admin takeover for your Power BI tenant, including tenants created through individual signup. Discover the 3 main steps to performing the takeover, cost-free, using Office 365.

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