Power BI Premium generally available

Today during the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, James Phillips, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence (BAPI) organization, announced the general availability of Power BI Premium.

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Today's community webinar: How to Design Visually Stunning Power BI Reports

In April we debuted the new Video Gallery, your central hub for video tips and tricks from the Power BI team, Partners, and users like you. This month we've expanded the Gallery to include webinars, and to celebrate the community is starting a new Webinar Wednesday program. To kick things off, today's presentation features Microsoft webinar star Charles Sterling, talking about How to Design Visually Stunning Power BI Reports. In this marketing-focused session, Charles will be walking through design best practices that will help your reports and dashboards be more attractive and consistent while saving you time. The webinar starts today at 10 a.m. PT, and we hope to see you there!

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Power BI Desktop May Feature Summary

This month has many updates to previously released features, including an upgrade to tables to add the great features our new matrix, two new quick measures, and a new way to create bins. You’ll also now be able to take advantage of a new slicer type that lets you filter your reports down to relative dates, such as last 3 months. We are also very excited to announce report level measures for live connections to Analysis Services tabular models & Power BI service datasets.

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Join Alberto Cairo at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit to Explore the Different Dimensions of Data Visualization

Known for his award-winning global achievements in infographics and multimedia as a professor, author, journalist and designer, we are excited to welcome data visualization expert Alberto Cairo back to the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, taking place June 12-13, 2017 in Seattle. This year Alberto will provide a special guest keynote focused on the different dimensions of data visualization and how to entice your audience to engage with your information.

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Power BI Pride 2017: share your pride with the world!

It’s about pride – the pride you have as a Power BI customer, partner, or employee. It’s about pride in your work, and in the work of your fellow business intelligence experts. Last year we asked for insights on what you love the most about Power BI, and we shared some of your amazing responses at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit. Now we're excited to announce that Power BI Pride is here again for 2017. This year, we want to hear specifically about what makes any of the top 10 features of Power BI (as voted on by the community) special or impactful or useful for you. To participate, create a short video of yourself talking about one of the top features and submit it to us by May 14, 2017.

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Tech Tip Thursday: Guy in a Cube's favorite Power BI feature?

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. Occasionally on Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. In this video, Guy in a Cube, a.k.a. Adam Saxton, looks at one of his favorite Power BI features that you may not be using. Can you guess what it is? Here's a hint: this feature might get you talking...

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Don't miss these Power BI Mobile Sessions at the Data Insights Summit

The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is our user conference for business analysts — and the place to be for those who want to create a data-driven culture at their organization. Now in its second year, the event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. We recently shared our full session catalog, as well as some of the amazing featured speakers we'll have at the event. Today, we're putting a spotlight on our Power BI Mobile sessions. Don't miss these three great presentations, all delivered by members of our Mobile team who are excited about the future of data on the go!

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Introducing the Quick Measures Gallery

In the April release of Power BI Desktop we release a powerful feature called 'quick measures' that helps create DAX measures based on templates for common patterns and expressions. You can submit your common calculations that would be helpful for the rest of the community on our new Quick Measures Gallery. We'll evaluate the DAX statement and may use it as the basis of a future quick measure - you can even get your name immortalized in Power BI Desktop!

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