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    Announcing New Excel 2013 BI Stability and Usability Improvements

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    Recently we have announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios, especially when Power Query, Power Pivot & Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated...
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    Embed Power View Interactive Reports in Your Blogs and Websites

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    Ever since we launched Power BI for Office 365 this past February, we have been sharing Power View interactive reports in this blog. We've often been asked how to do this, and today we are happy to announce that this feature plus the option of embedding...
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    Power BI Service Announcement: Power View Forecasting Offline for Maintenance

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    The Power View forecasting feature is currently offline for maintenance as the team is working to fix a stability issue. The feature will be reimplemented once the issue is fixed – please continue to visit PowerBI.com for timing updates. Try...
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    Excel 2013 Power BI fundamentals training

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    With Excel 2013 you have a powerful new way to build interactive reports and analyze your data using the tool you already know and love. Now Excel provides rich data connections, transformation and visual analytics in an unified, seamless experience....
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    Excel Power Map December Update

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    Today we announced the new Power Map December Update that includes improved performance for geocoding, increased accuracy for the Auto Fit feature in custom maps, and the option of selecting all items when filtering. For more details on how to use this...
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    [Webinar] Powering Your Business with Big Data and Business Analytics

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    Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? With Microsoft, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making, and learn from and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. Join us for this hour-long Big...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and before we all leave to enjoy some delicious turkey dinners, we wanted to share some visualizations we created in the past to celebrate this holiday. Last year around this time we tried to answer two questions...
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    5 New Updates in Power Query

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    Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for...
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    Top 10 Power Map tours

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    We all know how beautiful and stunning Power Map videos are but what's even more striking is how powerful tours are as a storytelling tool to convey a message with Geo-spatial data. That is why we decided to put together a Top 10 list of Power Map...
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    UN's Millennium Development Goals Data Visualizations

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    "The MDGs have been the greatest anti-poverty push in history. New partnerships have been established. New actors have engaged. And now we must finish the job...". These are the words of Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General about the UN's Millennium...
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    Power BI September and October Roundup

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    September and October were busy months for Power BI and Excel. Filtering and Custom Maps finally made it to Power Map while the avalanche of Power Query updates keeps coming and coming, including Salesforce connectivity support . Among the articles over...
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    From Data to Insight and Impact: The BI Revolution

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    Excel is part of our everyday lives. It doesn't matter if you're a finance, marketing or operations professional. But Excel is not what it used to be 10, 5 or even 3 years ago. Our engineering team has been very busy bringing amazing updates to Excel...
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    Excel Power Map November Update

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    Today we announced the Power Map November update , that adds a new feature requested by many Power Map users: the ability to play any tour directly from any scene . Before this update, if you wanted to check how a specific scene looked, you would have...
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    Machine Learning for Analysts: The Basics

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    Machine learning is a hot trend in the tech and business press - you've probably heard about it, and you may be starting to explore it, or perhaps are already using it. OR you might have zero idea what to do with it, in which case, read on for some basics...
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    Getting Started with Power Pivot - Part II

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    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In Part I of Getting Started with Power Pivot we created our first Excel Data Model. Today we will create additional relationships and start using DAX to add business logic to our...
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    Getting Started with Power Query - Part II

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    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI series . Today we will continue with our first Excel feature, Power Query, which allows you to discover, shape and transform your data before importing it into Excel or your Power Pivot data...
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    6 New Updates in Power Query

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    Take Power Query to the next level: share your queries and create a corporate data catalog. Try Power BI for Free today! In this Post October is getting close to an end, but before we all put on our costumes and eat lots of candy for Halloween,...
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    Getting Started with Power Pivot - Part I

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    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In our previous blog posts we explored how to bring data into Excel through Power Query ( Part I and Part II ). In this blog post we will take that data and prepare it for analyzing...
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    Excel Power Map October Update

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    Last month we announced two exciting new features for Power Map , including support for Filtering, and the ability to plot data on top of Custom Maps . This month we’ve focused on providing quality improvements. We’ve made more fixes...
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    Announcing Power Query support for Salesforce.com

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    Today, at the Salesforce Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, we announced the preview of a new Salesforce connector for Microsoft Power Query for Excel. With this integration customers can now connect and work with data from their Salesforce accounts...
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    3 Examples of Data-Driven Sales Growth

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    Last week we announced a new Sales Productivity solution that combines Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI. Many of our customers are already using this solution and seeing incredible results, so how can you benefit...
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    5 minute tutorial for creating custom maps with Excel and Power Map

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    This blog post was authored by James Marshall, Developer on the Excel Power Map team In early September, we introduced you to Custom Maps , a new feature in Power Map for Excel. Power Map is part of several analytics and visualization features, such...
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    4 new updates in Power Query

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    Take Power Query to the next level: share your queries and create a corporate data catalog. Try Power BI for Free today! In this Post Another month is almost over and that means that a new Power Query update is due. We’re glad to announce...
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    Power BI August Roundup

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    We are a little bit late with this roundup (just like the Power Query update). August was a great month for Power BI and Excel updates. We have lots of great content to share with you. To start off, we received tons of comments on our blog posts. Here...
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    Retail Location Analytics using Power BI

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    This blog post was authored by Shish Shridhar , Director of Business Development - Retail, Microsoft By combining demographic data like Median Income, Education Levels, Median Age and customer purchasing data such as preferences, past purchases, and...
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