Posts categorized: Features

How Microsoft uses Power BI to run its growing cloud business

Today Microsoft is hosting an online event called Data Amp to share how to make the most of data to accelerate the pace of business innovation. The transformative power of data is a popular topic amongst Microsoft customers, and internally here at Microsoft we have many of the same ambitions about maximizing the power of our data. As the lead for BI and analytics for James Phillips, the Corporate Vice President that leads the Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence (BAPI) organization, Slawomir Kierner is often asked how Microsoft uses Power BI and analytics to run its growing cloud business. Here is his answer!

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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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Analyzing United States County Data Trends with SandDance for Data Storytelling

What do you get when you combine a passion for data and Microsoft Power BI with an interest in U.S. politics, social economic and cultural trends? You receive compelling reports covering election data, obesity and drug overdose rates, along with income per capita levels within the United States over the past 10+ years. See how Microsoft Program Manager Jeff Lumpkin uses the SandDance custom visual to create rich modeling, interactivity, and animated transitions to aid in data storytelling.

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Quick Measures Preview

Quick measures, a new feature we released in our April Power BI Desktop update, lets you quickly create new measures based on measures and numerical columns in your table. These new measures become…

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Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary

This month we are delivering a number of great capabilities. We are introducing Quick measures, which is a huge update to our Quick Calcs experience. We have some very exciting updates in both data connectivity and query editing, including allowing you to connect to datasets on the Power BI service, so you can create your model just once and use it in multiple reports. We also have an innovative new way to add columns in your query editor: add column by example. Additionally, we are extending our matrix preview with even more features and releasing a preview of Q&A in Spanish.

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