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Posts from: February 2017

Embed Dashboards in Your Applications to Monitor Your Business in Context

Power BI dashboards are optimized to monitor the status of your business at a glance. Business applications are optimized to manage your business. Wouldn’t it be great if you could monitor your business in the right context of a business application and, for example, see your customer profitability analysis from within your CRM application? You can do that! We have recently enabled embedding Power BI dashboards into your business applications, allowing you to stay focused on your work while still monitoring familiar Power BI dashboards.

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March 2 Webinar: Inventory optimization with Neal Analytics and Microsoft

Delight customers by carrying the right products on every shelf! To stay competitive, retail and consumer packaged goods companies need to apply complex business intelligence (BI) to their SKU portfolio. For some, this kind of advanced sales analysis is out of reach. Fortunately, new tools are making new sales goals possible. Join this webinar on March 2, 2017 to learn more!

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Power BI mobile apps feature summary – February 2017

Earlier this month we introduced the preview of Q&A for Power BI iOS app, and while we've received amazing feedback so far, we'd still love to hear from you in the Power BI community thread. Speaking of previews, with this release we are happy to announce that the Power BI app for Android tablets is now available globally! Thank you for your feedback during preview. Read on to learn about more new capabilities and improvements to the Power BI mobile app for all platforms.

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Tech Tip Thursday: Connecting from Power BI Mobile to SSRS

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, Guy in a Cube shows you how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and the Web Application Proxy (WAP) role in Windows 2016, so that you can connect from Power BI mobile to SQL Server Reporting Services using OAuth.

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Visual Awesomeness Unlocked: Dual KPI custom visual

We have a very special new member to the custom visuals gallery: the Dual KPI. Dual KPI efficiently visualizes two measures over time. It shows their trend based on a joint timeline, while absolute values may use different scales. The reason this visualization is special is because we use it at Microsoft in executive dashboards to monitor usage and user satisfaction for each product, or when an executive wants to keep an eye on two KPIs at the same time (for example Profit and Market share or Sales and Profit).

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