Posts categorized: Announcements

Visual Awesomeness Unlocked: Dual KPI custom visual

We have a very special new member to the custom visuals gallery: the Dual KPI. Dual KPI efficiently visualizes two measures over time. It shows their trend based on a joint timeline, while absolute values may use different scales. The reason this visualization is special is because we use it at Microsoft in executive dashboards to monitor usage and user satisfaction for each product, or when an executive wants to keep an eye on two KPIs at the same time (for example Profit and Market share or Sales and Profit).

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Now in preview: Conversational BI with Q&A on Power BI mobile apps (iOS)

With Power BI mobile apps on iPhone and iPad, you can view and interact with all of your pre-defined reports and dashboards while on the go. But what about answering questions that are not pinned to your dashboards? Or questions that you didn’t prepare for? With this release, we are happy to add a preview of Q&A capabilities to our Power BI iOS app. With a unique chat-like experience that's tailor-made for natural language, you can ask questions of your data and receive answers in the form of charts and graphs directly on your mobile device.

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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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Power BI Mobile apps feature summary – January 2017

This year, we will keep investing in perfecting the mobile apps experience and performance to bring you an outstanding way to experience your data on the go. We believe having your data available, easily and at any time, is a basic need in today’s business world. Having said that, if you’re looking for more control and customization of your mobile experience, we encourage you to try our Phone reports capability, introduced as part of this month's release. In this release, you’ll also find exciting improvements for tables and matrices, and new capabilities like SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) ADFS.

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