Posts categorized: Features

Announcing support for Amazon Redshift connectivity in the Power BI service

A few months ago we released a Preview of the Amazon Redshift connector in Power BI Desktop. This new connector allows users to easily build reports based on their Redshift data, either by importing the data into Power BI Desktop or by using DirectQuery mode. Today we are very excited to announce support for Redshift-based reports in the Power BI Service, allowing users to publish their reports to unlock seamless consumption of reports & dashboards based on Redshift data. In this blog post, we will show you step-by-step how to accomplish this task.

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Power BI Desktop March Feature Summary

We have a very exciting Power BI Desktop update for you this month! We have several highly-requested features in this month’s release, including textbox font color, several visual improvements, and previews of three highly requested features: report theming, a new matrix visual with major experience updates, and a numeric range slicer.

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How Power BI Embedded Helps MB3M Provide A More Dynamic Reporting Solution To Its Customers

MB3M is a French software company founded in 2007 that builds applications for travel agencies. Its flagship product, MB3M Travel, covers a vast array of CRM, financial, and accounting needs of travel agencies. Travel managers use it to analyze travel expenses and respond to their customer needs. Learn how they upgraded their reporting capabilities and empowered developers to create interactive reports with Power BI.

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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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Find your data groove at Summit EMEA

Your data is powerful, which is why you need tools to harness it for smarter business decisions. Power BI and Dynamics 365 work side by side to deliver valuable insights that help you monitor your business, align departments, and anticipate customer needs. If you’re looking for new ways to use data visualizations, don’t miss this opportunity to attend Summit EMEA, a three-day experience for Dynamics users with a dedicated track for Power BI. You’ll learn about the latest Power BI updates and see what’s possible when you use Power BI and Dynamics 365 together.

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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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