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Embedding a Power BI report into Salesforce

Many people use Salesforce to manage their Accounts and keep track of their Opportunities. They often use Power BI to visualize Salesforce data and bring in additional data sources, but that means switching platforms often. This walkthrough addresses that and shows you how to embed a Power BI report in a Visualforce page inside Salesforce, allowing you to view all your data and reports in a single application.

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Power BI mobile phone reports now available everywhere

We are happy to announce the general availability of Power BI reports optimized for phones! Not long ago we announced the preview of phone reports, and now it’s time to make them available to all users. With Phone reports you can specifically tailor a portrait view of your existing report on Power BI Desktop for mobile viewers. With this update, everyone can create report views optimized for phones, to enhance the experience of viewing Power BI reports on phones.

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Power BI Dashboard in a Day Training by Catapult Systems (Arizona and Colorado)

Join Catapult Systems on Thursday, January 12 (Tempe, AZ) or Tuesday, January 17 (Denver, CO) for Dashboard in a Day (DiaD), a comprehensive training session to help you understand and explore Power BI as a solution for business data collaboration. DiaD is an introductory-to-intermediate course designed to accelerate your Power BI experience with practical, hands-on training. Register now to attend one of these events!

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Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary

Happy New Year! Today is our first Desktop update of the year. With this new year, we have a new release cadence as well. We are going to be releasing earlier in the month going forward. This month has several exciting improvements for tables and matrix and several connector improvements as well.

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Congratulations to this month's Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Last month we put out the call for submissions using retail data -- along with other topics that interest you -- for the Data Stories Gallery, and we got some fantastic entries! Congratulations to the grand winner and runners-up. Want to see your work become a Featured story? Post it to the Data Stories Gallery, and then tweet a link with the hashtags #powerbi #datastory. At the end of each month we’ll review all tweeted stories, and choose several to become featured. Featured stories will be selected for telling a compelling story, being original and creative, and effectively using Power BI.

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Tech Tip Thursday: 3 steps to IT Admin takeover for your tenant

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, he revisits how to perform an IT Admin takeover for your Power BI tenant, including tenants created through individual signup. Discover the 3 main steps to performing the takeover, cost-free, using Office 365.

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Webinars Jan 10-17: Power BI Custom Visuals, Flow Administration, PowerApps Custom APIs, and Building a PowerApps App

We've got four new webinars from Jan 10th - Jan17th for your viewing pleasure! The topics include: * Walking through the development process for creating custom visuals for Power BI * Microsoft Flow administration, SharePoint Integration and best practices * PowerApps Custom APIs, Gateways and Data sources * How to build production ready event application in less than a week with PowerApps

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Get inspired for 2017 with The 12 Days of Dashboards

While most of us spent the last two weeks drinking eggnog and spending time with family and friends, Microsoft’s Sam Lester found an additional way to celebrate: creating a new blog series called “The 12 Days of Power BI Dashboards”. Each dashboard is based on a unique, yet common, data source that almost everyone can access. Sam’s goal for the project was to identify new methods for using Power BI creatively with data sources that don’t naturally align to reporting and BI projects. If you’re looking for inspiring dashboards to jumpstart your data analysis in 2017, check out Sam’s work!

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Power BI Desktop – 2016 Year in Review

2016 has been quite the year for the Power BI Desktop. Over the course of our 11 releases this year, we’ve released over 190 features and improvements based on the feedback that you've given us throughout the year. For December, we are taking a break from our monthly releases to focus on quality and we’ll be back early in the new year with a brand-new Desktop release. So instead of our typical monthly blog post, we’re looking back at the past year, recapping several of our favorite features, and taking a look at our big focus areas from this past year.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Power BI team, and our colleagues at PowerApps and Microsoft Flow! Thank you for all your support in 2016, and we hope you and your family enjoy this most wonderful time of the year.

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