Power BI Desktop August Feature Summary

We’re releasing today the August Power BI Desktop update, which is filled with many new features and improvements! Today we are excited to share several new reporting features, new data connectors, and our new analytics pane, which is one centralized place for you to find all the analytical capabilities in Power BI and help in your data exploration.

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Present your data in style with the Power BI app for Surface Hub

Whether you're presenting a budget, analyzing inventory, or projecting sales figures, it can be difficult to effectively present your data. How do you tell a story and guide your listener trough the multiple data points? We can help! The new presentation mode in the Power BI Mobile app is specifically designed for the Surface Hub and other big touch screens, so you can bring data presentation to the next level.

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Power BI solution templates: Federal retention and graduation outcomes disclosures

All post-secondary institutions receiving federal funds are required to meet federal retention and graduation reporting requirements as mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and outlined in the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)’s “Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination”. Meeting these requirements can be an arduous and tedious task for many institutions -- that is, prior to Power BI.

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How two entrepreneurial teens tamed retail data and helped make the world a better place

When a business owner first considers incorporating dynamic data-driven analysis into their routine management, the prospect can sometimes seem overwhelming. Technology infrastructure, mobile app development, real-time updates – where do you start first? It’s easy to forget that all you really need to begin on a small scale are a computer, a phone, and tools such as Power BI and Power Apps.

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Inspire and Get Inspired with the R Showcase

In the last few months we have added a lot of R capability to Power BI, with advanced analytics visualizations with R, data cleansing with R, and ways to get data with R. Customers and partners have told us about some amazing use cases that leverage these capabilities and add unique value. In order to demonstrate these use cases, we have created the Power BI Community R Showcase.

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Webinars for the week of 8/21: Row Level Security, and Finding and Transforming Data with Power Query

This week brings us two of the best presenters from down under: Dr Greg Low from Australia and Reza Rad from New Zealand. Reza will be kicking off the week on August 23 with the most requested webinar topic, best practices around implementing Row-level security with Power BI, and Greg will be delivering one of the most popular modules from his Business Intelligence classes on August 25.

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