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What story does your timeline tell? Introducing the Timeline Storyteller custom visual for Microsoft Power BI
Timeline Storyteller, a new custom visual for Power BI I created with a team of other researchers at Microsoft, is now available in the Office Store for anyone to use. Power BI is a powerful data storytelling tool, and with Timeline Storyteller, data journalists can now visualize a sequence of events in a compelling way using the large palette of design options that Timeline Storyteller provides. Learn more about this latest custom visual from the Microsoft Research team.
The Customer Data and Analytics (CDnA) team at Microsoft enables strategic data insights that shape the entire organization, from high-level leadership policies to small product decisions. Both CDnA and the Power BI product have mutually benefited from a close relationship since the Power BI public preview in 2015. In fact, the early and ongoing input from this internal Microsoft team and its users has helped make Power BI the “enterprise ready”, robust, and feature-rich platform it is today. Learn more about the relationship between Power BI and CDnA, and how they use reports and dashboard to help run one of the world’s largest and fastest moving companies.
Today we’re thrilled to announce that for the 11th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.* And for the third year, Microsoft is positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant.
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…
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.
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
Week 4/11 Webinars: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with Model Driven Apps in PowerApps
Two great Webinars for the week of 4/11: Load Testing Power BI Applications with Visual Studio Load Test and Getting Started with CDS for Apps based Model Driven Apps
Today, as part of Build, we announced that Power BI Custom Visuals will be rolling out in Preview to Office 365 subscribers enrolled in the Office Insiders program soon, extending Excel charting capabilities and more than doubling the data visualization options for the most widely used data analytics tool in the world.
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…
As of September 1st only API 1.2 and above will be supported.
Bringing all Power Platform community together at one special event in Phoenix Oct 15th for collaboration, networking and hands-on learning opportunities
Today, I’m excited to announce the public preview of a new workspace experience in Power BI. The new workspace experience is designed to enable enterprises to easily manage Power BI content at scale using security groups, distribution lists, and Office 365 Groups. When using the new workspace experiences, you can create App workspaces without creating an underlying Office 365 Group. This blog explains what is changing and how you can plan ahead to be ready.
July is a big release for us on the Power BI Desktop team! Our most exciting feature this month is a preview of Composite models. This feature lets you seamlessly extend your DirectQuery models with other DirectQuery sources or even imported data. We have heard from many of you, especially those in larger enterprises, that this is an essential feature and are glad to share it with all of you. We also have many reporting features this month, including an update to our visual header that lets you not only put visual all the way to the top of your canvas, but also have extensive control over the functionality and formatting of the header.
We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community and today we have another quarterly survey to keep improving Power BI with your feedback.
The month of June flew by quickly for Power BI. With summer in the air and MBAS just around the corner, we are laser focused on planning another unforgettable conference for you in Seattle! There…
Power BI Premium was announced generally available less than a year ago as the platform of choice for enterprises deploying high-performance, scalable BI systems in the cloud. In the May release of…
Today, Power BI is two years old! When we released the new Power BI service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile on July 24, 2015, we knew we had an innovative business intelligence solution, but we didn’t expect to create such an inspiring community of data and reporting professionals. Over the last year we’ve continued to add new features, improve existing tools, and integrate even better with our fellow Microsoft products, while maintaining the same commitment to quality. See some of our highlights from the past 12 months, and a special video from Microsoft to our awesome community.
We’re glad to announce that the July Update for the Power BI On-premises data gateway is now available. Learn more about the enhancements included in this release.
We are very excited to give you a preview of what each of our 18 amazing customers will show you during the Customer Story sessions at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit on June 12 – 13 in Seattle. After much preparation, we’ve boiled down each presentation to 25 minutes with 5-10 minutes of every session focused on demos. We’ve made sure we have depth and breadth of customers across several industries like sports, finance, technology, media, and more with many different capabilities showcased, including Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Mobile, PowerApps, R, Azure Machine Learning, IoT, and more. We wanted to provide a quick look at what you can expect during the event!
The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is our user conference for business analysts — and the place to be for those who want to create a data-driven culture at their organization. Now in its second year, the event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. We recently shared our full session catalog, as well as some of the amazing featured speakers we’ll have at the event. Today, we’re putting a spotlight on our Power BI Mobile sessions. Don’t miss these three great presentations, all delivered by members of our Mobile team who are excited about the future of data on the go!
In the April release of Power BI Desktop we release a powerful feature called ‘quick measures’ that helps create DAX measures based on templates for common patterns and expressions. You can submit your common calculations that would be helpful for the rest of the community on our new Quick Measures Gallery. We’ll evaluate the DAX statement and may use it as the basis of a future quick measure – you can even get your name immortalized in Power BI Desktop!
Today we presented at the 5th annual Gartner BI Bake Off session at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida and we are very excited to share the report with everyone. The topic this year is loneliness data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist Same as last year, a little bit of background: … Continue reading “BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019”
We are happy to announce that we have just released the March update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.2.52) Note: The latest March build number is now 3000.2.52(was previously 3000.2.47). In this latest release, we fixed a bug which was causing some of the scheduled refreshes via the gateway to intermittently fail with timeout … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway March 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 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”