Posts By: Lukasz Pawlowski

Announcing ArcGIS Maps for Power BI by Esri (Preview)

We’re excited to share at Microsoft Ignite that soon Power BI users can use ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (preview) created by Esri. This preview will bring new capabilities to all Power BI users. The ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual is provided by Esri. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual goes a step beyond. Not only can you plot data points from Power BI, but you can also add reference layers. Layers include a selection of demographic layers provided by Esri and public web maps or those published into Esri’s Living Atlas. You will be able to create a compelling analysis that also provides reference information to get more context from the data you have in Power BI. Hover over a block group in the Median Household Income layer to find out who your customers are in a specific area.

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How one popular financial analyst blogger uses Power BI to engage readers

Creating compelling stories that attract readers in a sea of competitive publications and content choices has never been harder. By using the unique capabilities of Microsoft Power BI, Seeking Alpha Financial Analyst Dallas Salazar has risen above the pack to write attention-grabbing articles on financial news. Learn how Dallas uses Power BI and the SandDance visual to improve the speed and clarity of his research.

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Power BI and Surface Hub Help Local Broadcast Station Bring Election Results to Life

We’re living in an increasingly data-driven world, where the way we communicate and share information is rapidly evolving. Recently, I’ve been spending time with journalists who are at the center of this transition. They are striving to inform their readers and viewers and need to use data more and more to support their reporting. We’re exploring how Microsoft Power BI, as a communication tool, can transform the way journalists present information to their audience.

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Custom visual authors: sandboxing is coming and here’s what you need to know

We’ve seen tremendous momentum with end users, solution integrators, and ISVs all building custom visuals to integrate with Power BI so users have access to faster, repeatable data driven decision making tools. As we plan ahead for the custom visuals feature with the goal of bringing it out of preview later this year, you should be aware of a few steps that we're taking now to prepare.

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Power BI API updates roundup

We’re excited to share some new APIs that are now enabled in Power BI and describe how you can use them in your applications. Below, we’ll talk about the new APIs we’ve added to let developers upload content to Power BI programmatically...

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