Meet 1:1 with a Microsoft expert at Microsoft Data Insights Summit - book your appointment today!

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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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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Join the Ask a Partner Anything live event today!

We're celebrating the launch of the Video Gallery with our first Ask a Partner Anything Event, featuring Critical Path CEO and video instructor Ted Pattison. Ted has authored an hour-long video on Developing Custom Visuals for Power BI, now available in the Video Gallery. Over the last week you've watched his video, and now it's time to join Ted in the community today, Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT, for a live Q&A event! This is your opportunity to ask questions and share feedback directly with Ted and learn from his extensive history with custom visual development, Power BI, and training.

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Quick Measures Preview

Quick measures, a new feature we released in our April Power BI Desktop update, lets you quickly create new measures based on measures and numerical columns in your table. These new measures become…

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Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary

This month we are delivering a number of great capabilities. We are introducing Quick measures, which is a huge update to our Quick Calcs experience. We have some very exciting updates in both data connectivity and query editing, including allowing you to connect to datasets on the Power BI service, so you can create your model just once and use it in multiple reports. We also have an innovative new way to add columns in your query editor: add column by example. Additionally, we are extending our matrix preview with even more features and releasing a preview of Q&A in Spanish.

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Announcing our great lineup of featured speakers for the Microsoft Data Insights Summit!

We recently shared our full session catalog for this year’s Microsoft Data Insights Summit. This week we want to highlight some of the featured speakers we’ll have at the event. The Data Insights Summit includes an amazing mix of BI experts, product partners, community members, and Microsoft product engineers – all at the conference to help you learn how make the most of your data. We’re thrilled to spotlight Amanda Cofsky, Brian Jones, Chris Webb, Danielle Dean, Jennifer Stirrup, Justyna Lucznik, Kim Manis, Marco Russo, and Rob Collie.

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A sneak preview of the new Add Column From Examples data transformation

Have you ever had trouble figuring out what data transformations you needed to apply on your data in order to get out the desired output? Or, maybe, you knew what data transformations you wanted to apply, but did not quite know where to find them within the Query Editor UX, or had to specify them as a Custom Column formula? Have you ever wished that you could tell Power BI Desktop what data you wanted as the output, and have us magically figure out the set of transformations for you? If so… We’re glad to let you know that you will be able to do this very soon in Power BI Desktop… As soon as the April Update!

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