Posts By: Jessica Cook

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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Join the Ask a Partner Anything live event today!

We’re celebrating the launch of the Video Gallery with our first Ask a Partner Anything Event, featuring Critical Path CEO and video instructor Ted Pattison. Ted has authored an hour-long video on Developing Custom Visuals for Power BI, now available in the Video Gallery. Over the last week you’ve watched his video, and now it’s time to join Ted in the community today, Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT, for a live Q&A event! This is your opportunity to ask questions and share feedback directly with Ted and learn from his extensive history with custom visual development, Power BI, and training.

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Announcing the new Power BI Video Gallery and Ask a Partner Anything live event

Ready to take a quick break and learn a new Power BI trick? We’ve got you covered! Announcing the latest community resource, the Power BI Video Gallery! The Video Gallery is a place for community rockstars like you to share their knowledge and provide tips and tricks for all things related to Power BI, including data analysis and modelling, custom visual development, using DAX, and more.

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Congratulations to this month’s Featured Data Stories

Last month we put out the call for submissions using mapping tools — 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. The inspiration topic for this month is: tables and matrices!

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Tech Tip Thursday: Embed a dashboard into your application

A couple of weeks ago we enabled embedding Power BI dashboards into your business applications. This week, Guy in a Cube walks through the process of embedding the dashboard, using the public developer samples, the Power BI REST API, and the JavaScript API. See how to start monitoring your business in the context of your current applications!

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March 2 Webinar: Inventory optimization with Neal Analytics and Microsoft

Delight customers by carrying the right products on every shelf! To stay competitive, retail and consumer packaged goods companies need to apply complex business intelligence (BI) to their SKU portfolio. For some, this kind of advanced sales analysis is out of reach. Fortunately, new tools are making new sales goals possible. Join this webinar on March 2, 2017 to learn more!

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Tech Tip Thursday: Connecting from Power BI Mobile to SSRS

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, Guy in a Cube shows you how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and the Web Application Proxy (WAP) role in Windows 2016, so that you can connect from Power BI mobile to SQL Server Reporting Services using OAuth.

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How Microsoft Treasury uses Power BI

The Microsoft Treasury group manages $158 billion in assets, including cash and investments, account receivable, equity, and other investments. They act as an in-house bank for operations in over 190 countries, monitor thousands of bank accounts, and provide just-in-time cash management on a global basis. With a purview this large, Microsoft Treasury relies on vast amount of data in order to make fast, accurate, and actionable decisions to keep their operations running smoothly. In the past, Treasury used a combination of Excel, PowerPoint, and third-party services to analyze and present their data, but Corporate VP, Treasurer George Zinn saw the future in the integration of a different product: Microsoft Power BI.

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