Posts By: Sirui Sun

Power BI Service January Feature Summary

As you probably know, the Power BI service is updated weekly with fixes, updates, and new features. When we release major features in the service, we always to make sure to release a coinciding blog post, so you can stay up-to-date with the latest features in the service. Going forward, in addition to these posts for individual features, we’ll be posting monthly feature summaries for the Power BI service, similar to the posts you know and love for Power BI Desktop. So, without further ado, here’s the complete list of January updates in the Power BI service:

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Introducing email subscriptions in Power BI: stay informed when it matters

Today, I am happy to announce public preview of email subscriptions for report pages. This new feature allows you to subscribe to emails of the report pages that matter most to you, with just a few clicks. Once you’re subscribed, Power BI will regularly send screenshots of that report page directly to your inbox. The image in your inbox will show up exactly as it does in Power BI, and include a link to the report where you can drill into any interesting findings. Thanks to email subscriptions, it’s never been so easy to stay up-to-date about the data that matter most.

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Announcing Private Preview of Azure Stream Analytics Outputting to Power BI Streaming Datasets

Today, I am happy to announce that Azure Stream Analytics jobs will be able to output to Power BI streaming datasets. In turn, you will be able to create streaming tiles based on Stream Analytics output. This new functionality will enable the top feature requests that we’ve received for Stream Analytics outputs, including...

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Real-time in no time with Power BI

Earlier this year, we wrote about how to leverage the Power BI REST APIs to create real-time dashboards in Power BI. Ever since, we’ve seen thousands of Power BI users engage with our real-time capabilities. As a result, today I am happy to announce the preview availability of a suite of features which make it even easier to stream real-time data to Power BI, and to see that data light up in your dashboards. Designed for easy setup, these new features show our commitment towards allowing our users to quickly gain insights from data of all shapes, sizes and velocities.

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