Posts By: Sirui Sun

Announcing AI-powered app recommendations: getting the right insights to the right people

Today, we are excited to announce that Power BI will leverage the power of AI to suggest interesting and relevant content to your end users. To see the power of this feature in action, start by going to the Power BI apps tab in the Power BI service. Prior to this, you would see the list of apps in AppSource that you had access to, sorted alphabetically. Now...

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Introducing per-user usage metrics: know your audience and amplify your impact

You asked, and we delivered. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re supercharging usage metrics by surfacing the names of your end users. And of course, you’re free to copy and customize the pre-built usage metrics reports to drill into the data. The change is currently rolling out worldwide, and should be completed by the end of the week. This simple change has the potential to magnify your impact like never before. Now, you can understand exactly who your audience is, and reach out to your top users directly to gather asks and feedback.

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Introducing dashboard email subscriptions: a 360-degree view of your business in your inbox every day

Today, I am excited to announce the public preview of email subscriptions for dashboards in the Power BI service. Power BI dashboards pull together reports, images, Excel workbooks, and more, to provide a 360-degree view of your organization in a single pane of glass. Now, you can set up a dashboard subscription in seconds, and that same pane of glass can be delivered to your inbox every day. Keeping tabs on your critical data has never been easier.

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Announcing Data Refresh APIs in the Power BI Service

Today, I am excited to announce the general availability of new APIs for managing data refresh in the Power BI service. These new APIs will allow you to programmatically trigger data refreshes and retrieve refresh history for any dataset that you own. With these versatile new tools, you’ll be able to easily automate and scale out Power BI data refresh management – no more clicking through dataset settings or flipping through refresh histories. In addition, these APIs open the door to integrating data refresh into your existing ETL or deployment processes. You could, for example, trigger Power BI data refresh as the last step in your Azure Data Factory ETL pipeline. And, as an ISV, you can easily manage the data for all your embedded analytics solutions.

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Measure and Magnify Your Impact with Usage Metrics for Dashboard and Report Authors

Today, I am excited to announce the availability of usage metrics in the Power BI service for dashboard and report authors. This feature gives you one-click access to key usage metrics for your dashboards and reports, allowing you to pinpoint how your end users are interacting with your content. We hope these metrics can help you justify your investments and prioritize your efforts on the most impactful, widely used content.

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