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Public Preview of Paginated Reports in Power BI Premium Now Available

In July, we first announced our plans to support SQL Server Reporting Services reports in Power BI, and later demonstrated this capability at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Today, we are thrilled to announce the initial public preview of this functionality is now available in Power BI Premium, allowing customers to view and interact with their pixel-perfect paginated reports right alongside their existing Power BI interactive reports in the Power BI portal.

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Introducing: Power BI data prep with dataflows

In the modern BI world, data preparation is considered the most difficult, expensive, and time-consuming task, estimated by experts as taking 60%-80% of the time and cost of a typical analytics project. Some of the challenges in those projects include fragmented and incomplete data, complex system integration, business data without any structural consistency, and of course, a high skillset barrier. Specialized expertise, typically reserved for data warehousing professionals, is often required. Such advanced skills are rare and expensive.

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