Posts categorized: Announcements

Help Improve Power BI Desktop

We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community. This helps us to understand what we're doing well, and what we can change to make your experience even better. Once a quarter, we conduct a survey to get insight into your level of satisfaction with Power BI and to gather feedback on how to improve the Desktop experience. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback directly to the product team. In addition, if you take the survey by 5 p.m. PST on June 30th, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 AMEX giftcard.

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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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Interactive R custom visuals support is here!

R is a strong and popular language, enabling developers to create great analytics on data, as well as visualization. Developers can already create R custom visuals that plugs into Power BI reports, to enable report authors to use those custom visuals without known R. This is a powerful capability to extend the visualizations of Power BI. We are proud to announce that R custom visuals can now also be interactive, by generating HTML as the visual (instead of the static image that was supported until now), R custom visuals are capable of supporting tooltips and selections.

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Power BI Desktop June Feature Summary

Our June release is full of new reporting features, new data connectors, accessibility features, and more. A few highlights of the June release are the addition of data bars to tables and matrices, markers for line charts, new map themes, and a horizontal image slicer. In addition, we are continuing to improve the “Add Column from Example” feature in the Query Editor.

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Announcing our incredible lineup of Customer Stories sessions at Microsoft Data Insights Summit

We are very excited to give you a preview of what each of our 18 amazing customers will show you during the Customer Story sessions at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit on June 12 – 13 in Seattle. After much preparation, we've boiled down each presentation to 25 minutes with 5-10 minutes of every session focused on demos. We've made sure we have depth and breadth of customers across several industries like sports, finance, technology, media, and more with many different capabilities showcased, including Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Mobile, PowerApps, R, Azure Machine Learning, IoT, and more. We wanted to provide a quick look at what you can expect during the event!

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Live from Seattle! Watch the Microsoft Data Insights Summit keynotes and featured sessions

Can't make it to Microsoft Data Insights Summit? We’ll bring the conference to you! We’re livestreaming our three keynotes and nine of our most popular breakout sessions, June 12–13, 2017 so you can learn alongside attendees. As Microsoft’s conference for business analysts, the Microsoft Data Insights Summit is filled with strong technical content to help you build a data culture at your organization. See the full livestream schedule in this post.

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