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Learn how to get the most from your data — and the Microsoft tools you use every day — at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, the company’s user conference for business analysts. Now in its second year, the event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. And back by popular demand, you can now book an appointment with a Microsoft expert with our recently launched online Schedule Builder.

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Introducing the Quick Measures Gallery

In the April release of Power BI Desktop we release a powerful feature called 'quick measures' that helps create DAX measures based on templates for common patterns and expressions. You can submit your common calculations that would be helpful for the rest of the community on our new Quick Measures Gallery. We'll evaluate the DAX statement and may use it as the basis of a future quick measure - you can even get your name immortalized in Power BI Desktop!

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How Microsoft uses Power BI to run its growing cloud business

Today Microsoft is hosting an online event called Data Amp to share how to make the most of data to accelerate the pace of business innovation. The transformative power of data is a popular topic amongst Microsoft customers, and internally here at Microsoft we have many of the same ambitions about maximizing the power of our data. As the lead for BI and analytics for James Phillips, the Corporate Vice President that leads the Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence (BAPI) organization, Slawomir Kierner is often asked how Microsoft uses Power BI and analytics to run its growing cloud business. Here is his answer!

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Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? We want to hear what’s got you thinking about Power BI and Business Intelligence! 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 last month.

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Analyzing United States County Data Trends with SandDance for Data Storytelling

What do you get when you combine a passion for data and Microsoft Power BI with an interest in U.S. politics, social economic and cultural trends? You receive compelling reports covering election data, obesity and drug overdose rates, along with income per capita levels within the United States over the past 10+ years. See how Microsoft Program Manager Jeff Lumpkin uses the SandDance custom visual to create rich modeling, interactivity, and animated transitions to aid in data storytelling.

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Learn how to “think like a Freak” with Freakonomics authors at Microsoft Data Insights Summit

With more than 5 million copies sold in 40 countries, Freakonomics is a worldwide phenomenon, and we’re thrilled to announce that authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner will join us for a special guest keynote at Microsoft Data Insights Summit, taking place June 12–13, 2017 in Seattle. If you want to learn how to use data to drive better decisions in your business, you don’t want to miss this keynote — or the rest of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit. Register now to join us at the conference. Hope to see you there!

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