Posts categorized: Announcements

Azure Active Directory meets Power BI

Understanding how users adopt and use Azure Active Directory features is critical for IT admins. It allows you to plan your IT infrastructure and communication to increase usage and to get the most out of AAD features. The usage and activity reports in the Azure admin portal is a great starting point. However, many of you have shared feedback with us that you want the ability to further analyze your data to understand how you can gather richer insights into what’s going on with their Azure Active Directory for the various capabilities that you heavily rely on. So, today we are excited to announce the new Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory.

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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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New APIs available for custom visuals developers

It has been a few months since we released the new developer tools and custom visuals APIs, and we are working to add more APIs to help you develop the best custom visuals possible. On that note, we are excited to announce that version 1.4 was just released, introducing localization support, so now custom visuals are aware of the locale, and can localize the content of the visual accordingly. Read more about the new APIs available for custom visuals developers!

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Announcing the Accounts Receivable Solution Template for SAP

Today we’re announcing the SAP Accounts Receivable solution template. The SAP Accounts Receivable solution template provides an end to end solution that contains AR data and reports sourced from your SAP system. This template includes four reports designed for a financial comptroller or other similar financial manager that needs to constantly be aware of their AR situation and provides powerful insights into accounts receivable by customer, document, and age.

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Power BI mobile phone reports now available everywhere

We are happy to announce the general availability of Power BI reports optimized for phones! Not long ago we announced the preview of phone reports, and now it’s time to make them available to all users. With Phone reports you can specifically tailor a portrait view of your existing report on Power BI Desktop for mobile viewers. With this update, everyone can create report views optimized for phones, to enhance the experience of viewing Power BI reports on phones.

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Power BI Dashboard in a Day Training by Catapult Systems (Arizona and Colorado)

Join Catapult Systems on Thursday, January 12 (Tempe, AZ) or Tuesday, January 17 (Denver, CO) for Dashboard in a Day (DiaD), a comprehensive training session to help you understand and explore Power BI as a solution for business data collaboration. DiaD is an introductory-to-intermediate course designed to accelerate your Power BI experience with practical, hands-on training. Register now to attend one of these events!

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Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary

Happy New Year! Today is our first Desktop update of the year. With this new year, we have a new release cadence as well. We are going to be releasing earlier in the month going forward. This month has several exciting improvements for tables and matrix and several connector improvements as well.

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Congratulations to this month's Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Last month we put out the call for submissions using retail data -- 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. At the end of each month we’ll review all tweeted stories, and choose several to become featured. Featured stories will be selected for telling a compelling story, being original and creative, and effectively using Power BI.

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Webinars Jan 10-17: Power BI Custom Visuals, Flow Administration, PowerApps Custom APIs, and Building a PowerApps App

We've got four new webinars from Jan 10th - Jan17th for your viewing pleasure! The topics include: * Walking through the development process for creating custom visuals for Power BI * Microsoft Flow administration, SharePoint Integration and best practices * PowerApps Custom APIs, Gateways and Data sources * How to build production ready event application in less than a week with PowerApps

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