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Power BI Designer May Update

Today we’re announcing a new update to the Power BI Designer Preview. This month’s update is packed with lots of new features across the Data Modeling, Analytics, Get Data & Transformations areas of the product: Data Modeling…

The Power BI app for Windows is now available

Today, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview for Windows app available on the Windows Store . This app offers an easy and native experience designed especially for Windows platforms, enabling you to explore live dashboards and…

Monitor and track your SendGrid email delivery stats using Power BI

SendGrid is an incredibly powerful “Email Infrastructure in the Cloud” platform. If you use SendGrid as a means for reaching your customers via email, then it is very easy to use Power BI as a means of monitoring and analyzing your email deliverability…

SSL Security Error with Data Source

YouTube Video (Better Quality) I was approached with a case where the customer was trying to create a Data Source within the Power BI Admin Center and received the following error when trying to test the connection and having Encrypt Connection selected…

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.

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!

Tech Tip Thursday: 3 steps to IT Admin takeover for your tenant

Microsoft’s Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, he revisits how to perform an IT Admin takeover for your Power BI tenant, including tenants created through individual signup. Discover the 3 main steps to performing the takeover, cost-free, using Office 365.

Announcing a Technical Preview of Power BI reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

We’re excited to announce that we’re making available a Technical Preview of Power BI reports in SQL Server Reporting Services. We plan to release the preview on Thursday along with some more info, but in the meantime, here are a couple of key things to know.

Help Improve Power BI Desktop

We are constantly using feedback from the community to improve Power BI Desktop. This helps us understand how we’re doing and what we can do to make your experience even better. Once a quarter, we run a survey to get insight into your level of satisfaction with Power BI and to get feedback on how to make the Desktop experience even better. This is a great chance to provide direct feedback to the product team and help shape future releases of Power BI Desktop. In addition, you’ll have the chance to win some prizes.

Return of the Dashboard Makeover Webinar!

Back in May we held one of our most popular webinars ever: a live Dashboard Makeover to review, revise, and improve entries from our Community. This month, we’re doing it again! Ask the experts at Microsoft and find out if the visual design of your work is helping to project your data story, or just creating confusion. Attend the live webinar on October 13, 2016 to see how our Power BI pros turn dashboards and reports from standard to shiny, sharing insights more efficiently and making a bigger impact on your audience.

Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary

The September Power BI Desktop update is out now and packed with many new features and improvements! We are excited to announce our Esri map integration, DirectQuery support for the Snowflake Connector, new forecasting features, and the ability to create a mobile report layout.

From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business…

Data Source isn’t registered in Power BI

I’ve seen a few cases where customers are getting the following error when trying to setup a Scheduled Data Refresh within Power BI, and not sure what to do. OnPremise error: Sorry, the data source for this data connection isn’t registered for Power BI…

The Power BI iPhone app introduces data-driven alerts and annotations

Last week, Microsoft released the Power BI app for iPhone, joining its sibling iPad app. Both apps are part of the new Power BI preview features, released on December 18 th , and are just the first wave of the new Power BI mobile offering, to be followed…

[Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . How is your marketing campaign performing? Which of your sales people need extra support? When should you perform preventive maintenance on your factory equipment? Learn how to answer…

The Power BI for iOS app is now globally available

On Monday, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview in more than 140 countries . This, of course, includes the Power BI for iOS app, for both iPad and iPhone devices . The app offers an easy and native experience designed especially…

A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

Yesterday we announced exciting news for Power BI. Anyone with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI today for free. The preview introduces a number of new Power BI including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular…

Can we share items between Tenants?

NOTE: Information listed here is good as of 3/6/2015 and is subject to change. There has been confusion with the new Power BI Public Preview and Sharing. Currently, the only item that can be shared is the Dashboard. People have asked if they can just…

Microsoft Data Insights Summit Livestream: day two

The 2016 Microsoft Data Insights Summit has come to a close, but not before another full day of interesting livestreamed panels! Most of the presentations will be available within the next day on the…

Announcing General Availability of Power BI publisher for Excel

Power BI publisher for Excel enables you to take snapshots of important PivotTables, Charts, cell ranges, and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a dashboard, then share the dashboard with your colleagues.

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.

Visualize your Insightly CRM data with Power BI

Insightly is a powerful CRM and project management service that allows you to manage your business more efficiently. The Insightly content pack for Power BI offers greater understanding of your CRM…

Visualize your Windows Dev Center analytics data with Power BI

The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides a quick and convenient way to monitor day-to-day updates to your apps’ analytics data without having to log into your Dev Center account, and gives you a rich set of visuals and filters you can customize to discover new insights. The Windows Dev Center content pack for Power BI provides analytics data for app and IAP acquisitions, ratings, reviews, and health data, for all your apps.

Best Report Contest Finalists Announced — Vote Now for the Winner!

On January 7, 2016, we launched the Best Report Contest and asked our users to submit their best Power BI report. Now it’s up to YOU to pick the winner!

[Webinar] – Power BI Q&A – Best Practices

Power BI Q&A enables users to ask natural language questions and get answer in the form of visuals or reports automatically created with the data that best answers their question. Join us for…