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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Webinars for Sept 12-16: Getting started with custom visuals, Increasing performance with Common Data Model, and the making of the Real Sociedad report

Next week brings us three webinars for your viewing pleasure! These great presentations cover topics like how to get started with custom visuals by one of our data MVPs, how to use Power Apps (and the Common Data Model) to make it easier to collect business data, and a case study and review of best practices with Real Sociedad reports by one of our top designers.

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Explore your ServiceNow® Data with Power BI

ServiceNow provides service management for every department in your enterprise, including IT, human resources, facilities, field services, and more. We are excited to announce the availability of a Power BI content pack for ServiceNow that's focused on incident management. The content pack gives you instant access to multiple reports and insights on your active, recently resolved, and recently closed incidents.

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Explore and Analyze your Infer data with Power BI

Infer Inc. is a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers and gain deeper insight into the untapped revenue opportunities within a business’ existing pipeline. The new Infer sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI allows sales and marketing leaders to easily find deals that will close quickly, leveraging Infer’s Predictive Intelligence through Power BI’s rich dashboards and interactive reports for easier understanding and live monitoring.

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Introducing the new Power BI JavaScript API

Today we are excited to announce the release of our new JavaScript API, which provides bidirectional communication between Power BI reports and your application. The JavaScript API enables you to more easily embed reports into your applications and to programmatically interact with those reports so that the applications and the reports are more integrated.

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Power BI enables connectivity to Snowflake

As part of the Power BI Desktop August Update we are very excited to announce a preview of a new data connector for Snowflake. Snowflake is a cloud-native elastic data warehouse service that makes it easy to bring together data from disparate data sources and make it available to all users and systems that need to analyze it. With the new Power BI Desktop connector, users can import data from Snowflake, combine it with data from other sources and build rich data visualizations as part of their Power BI reports.

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