Posts By: Jessica Cook

Webinar Wednesday: Dashboard in an Hour

If you're new to Power BI, or want to introduce the rest of your team to ways they can go quickly from data to insight to action, you won't want to miss Wednesday's Dashboard in an Hour webinar! Dashboard In An Hour is a high-level introduction to Power BI in just 60 minutes. It's being presented this week by Reid Havens, Founder & CEO of Havens Consulting Inc. Join us at 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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Tech Tip Thursday: Better use of colors in Power BI

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 has a special guest presenter: regular Power BI webinar host Chuck Sterling! Chuck talks about color themes, one of his favorite new features. He looks at how you can quickly create your own themes to use within Power BI, or browse the Themes Gallery in the community to get pre-created themes from others.

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Today's Webinar: Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design

Join us this morning at 10 a.m. PT for the webinar, Simply Compelling - Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design, presented by Miranda Li. Today she'll be presenting an introduction to visualization design, concepts, and basic factors. If you've been looking for a way to give more visual punch to your reports and dashboards, you won't want to miss this free webinar!

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Congratulations to the Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions for March and April

We put out the call to you a couple of months ago to create fantastic reports for the Data Stories Gallery, and we were amazed by your submissions! Congratulations to the grand winner and runners-up from March and April. The theme for May is data storytelling. We're putting together some special guest judges for May, so if you haven't submitted a report yet -- or have submitted in the past -- this is an exciting month to participate. Tell us a story with your data!

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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 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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Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? We want to hear what’s got you thinking about Power BI and Business Intelligence! Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Power BI users, to even “trip reports” from your local User Group meeting or Microsoft event. Check out these great posts from last month.

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