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Guy in a Cube – How to expand a list of records in a query

This post will look at two different approaches for expanding a record from a list using Power BI and a bit of M syntax. In our specific case, a customer wanted to pull data from a record that was listed in the table output of a SharePoint list.

Meet our Demo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Michael Carper

It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! It’s time to announce the grand prize winner of the Power BI Demo contest tonight! (ok, technically today) Congratulations to Michael Carper and his Power BI demo of live tweeting during NBA…

See the big picture with Power BI for Office 365

With Power BI for Office 365 you can consume and share your dashboards on the go. You can choose between our Power BI app or HTML5 reports to share and collaborate from anywhere on any device. Watch this new video to see how you can “Express Your Cells…

Help improve Power BI – Copy vs. Export Survey

Take our survey to help us continue to improve copy vs. export related scenarios in Power BI.

Power BI Service and Mobile July 2019 feature summary

It’s time again to recap the major features and announcements we made in the Power BI service and mobile for the month of July.

Jan 23rd webinar: The Powerful Interactions between Excel and Power BI by Tristan Malherbe

See all the interactions between Excel and Power BI (Power BI in Excel, Excel connector, Power BI Publisher for Excel, Analyse in Excel, Export to Excel, push Data model from Excel to Power BI Service) with practical examples and relevant scenarios. Where: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM8xkNyZaTU

Connect to tens of thousands of datasets on data.world with the new connector for Power BI Desktop (and join the webinar!)

Late last year as part of the December Power BI Desktop release, we launched a new connector for data.world – aka the social network for data nerds. data.world is a platform where people can find, use, share and collaborate with a vast array of high-quality open data.

Announcing Power BI Premium support for larger datasets

Power BI Premium now supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.PBIX) files that are up to 10 GB in size – a x10 increase compared to before.

Congratulations to the Winners of the “Bookmarking Feature” Contest!

You may remember that the “Bookmarking Feature” contest launched a few weeks ago to feature the recently updated bookmark feature in Power BI Desktop. We had so many amazing submissions that showcased your creativity as well as the functionality of the bookmark feature. Power BI Program Managers Will Thompson and Amanda Cofsky reviewed each entry and, with great difficulty, have narrowed down the winners!

Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Today we are pleased to announce Query Caching for Power BI Premium, which speeds up content loading by caching previously-used query results. The setting is applied at the dataset level so any reports using this dataset can benefit from the cache. This feature is not applicable to LiveConnect datasets leveraging Azure Analysis Services or SQL … Continue reading “Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium”

Connect with the Microsoft Power BI AI Team at Microsoft Ignite

Are you interested in shaping the future of AI in Power BI? Going to be at Microsoft Ignite in 2 weeks? We invite you to join the Power BI AI team for a brainstorming session about AI in Power BI…

Watch live: Microsoft Business Applications Summit opening keynote

Can’t make it to Microsoft Business Applications Summit this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – catch the opening keynote live from Atlanta, Georgia June 10 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

How to govern Power BI visuals inside your organization

Dozens of Power BI visuals come out-of-the box with Power BI Desktop. These visuals are available in the visualizations’ pane when you create or edit Power BI content. These visuals are just the beginning of the available options to help you tell your data story. Learn about the variety of options you get with Power BI visuals and how to manage them in your organization.

The Oscars with Power BI

Move over Winter Olympics at Sochi—it’s time for the 86 th Academy Awards! While we roll out the red carpet, what better time to step behind the scenes and into Microsoft Power BI to create some visual effects on the most significant movie…

General Availability of next-gen Premium Platform

We happily announce Next Gen Premium Platform (Gen2) Generally Available! Optional autoscale charges will begin November 4th 2021

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp: Thursday 30 Sept 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT

Scott Sewel of the Microsoft Power BI CAT team will demonstrate the value that Power BI brings to the Power Platform with this month’s topic: Developing Power BI for Dataverse + Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE. A great opportunity to see how all of these amazing products work together.

Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics Digital Event

Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for the Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics digital event to explore how data and analytics impact the future of your business and see how to use Power BI in conjunction with Azure data and analytics services to change the way you make strategic business decisions.

Use Power BI API with service principal (Preview)

We’re thrilled to announce that you can authenticate to Power BI with service principal (also known as app-only authentication), available by end of week  in Public Preview. Service principal is a local representation of your AAD application for use in a specific tenant and will allow you to access resources or perform operations using Power … Continue reading “Use Power BI API with service principal (Preview)”

On-premises data gateway February update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the February update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.1.257)                                          This month’s Gateway update includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine, which matches the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway February update is now available”

Bulk Operations in the Admin Portal

Bulk operations enable Power BI admins to perform repetitive tasks efficiently. Perhaps you need to add a new hire as a workspace administrator to all workspaces of the Finance department. Or maybe you need to restore multiple deleted workspaces or recover a few orphaned ones. It is also imaginable that you needed to enforce a … Continue reading “Bulk Operations in the Admin Portal”

Power BI Developer community December update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Custom Visuals.

Power BI Service and Mobile January Feature Summary

The Power BI service and mobile team is thrilled to kick off the first feature summary blog for 2018! With a new year in full swing, we’ve been hard at work on features to make it easier for you to…

Help Improve DirectQuery!

Do you use DirectQuery to connect directly to your data with Power BI Desktop? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

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.

Unlock retail intelligence with the Power BI app Barcode scanner

Anyone who has worked in a retail business, from manager to customer service agent, knows that the success of their operation isn’t found in the back room – it’s out on the sales floor. You’ve always had your retail data at your fingertips with the Power BI mobile app, but now we’ve enhanced the retail experience with the addition of a new barcode scanner.