Microsoft accelerates modern BI adoption with Power BI Premium

New capacity-based Power BI offering helps organizations expand access to insights. Power BI Premium builds on the existing Power BI portfolio with a capacity-based licensing model that increases flexibility for how users access, share and distribute content. The new offering also delivers additional scalability and performance to the Power BI service.

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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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Announcing the new Power BI Video Gallery and Ask a Partner Anything live event

Ready to take a quick break and learn a new Power BI trick? We've got you covered! Announcing the latest community resource, the Power BI Video Gallery! The Video Gallery is a place for community rockstars like you to share their knowledge and provide tips and tricks for all things related to Power BI, including data analysis and modelling, custom visual development, using DAX, and more.

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Webinars 3/30-5/31: R Script, Marketing Insights, Modeling Deep Dive, New Flow Features, Power BI Embedded, and Visualization Best Practices from Marco Russo

We have an exciting selection of webinars coming up over the next few months! Whether you're a Power BI modelling expert, a PowerApps developer, or someone who is curious about Microsoft Flow -- or anyone in-between -- we've got a free webinar for you, featuring experts from both within Microsoft and your community. Come see what we have planned for April and May.

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Power BI Mobile apps feature summary – March 2017

Hello everyone! We are happy to share notes for the latest release of our Power BI Mobile apps. This update includes some new and exciting capabilities, improvements to existing features, and extended support for additional platforms. Want to let us know what you think of these changes or have an idea for future development? Don’t be shy – we want to hear from you on our mobile feedback forum.

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