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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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    London's Metro Bank uses Microsoft’s Power BI to help improve customer service

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    While we love talking about the latest out of Microsoft, the best part of talking about the latest and greatest is hearing how our customers are able to use our products to meet – and beat – goals, increase efficiency, or get a leg up on competitors...
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    Three Steps To Gleaning Actionable Insights Using Power BI

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    By Pedro Ardila; Designer at Microsoft, Ironman competitor, Data Geek Triathlon is a changing sport. Over the past twenty years, there has been a tremendous amount of change to equipment, training methodology, and racing strategy. No detail is too...
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    3 Great Examples: Data Done Well

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    It’s no secret that big data has big potential – here at Microsoft, we work with hundreds of customers using technology in new ways to get the most out of data in every shape and form. While each of these companies defines “success”...
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    Filtering and Custom Maps arrive to Power Map with September update

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    Today Microsoft announced a new Power Map update that includes two of the most requested features by our users: Filtering and Custom Maps . As usual, all of the new features we incorporate into these monthly updates are based on your feedback to make...
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    7 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 Download the Power Query Update Support for loading Binary-typed columns (such as images) to the Data Model...
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    Best practices for building hybrid business intelligence environments

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    Last week, authors Joseph D'Antoni and Stacia Misner released a new white paper that talks in detail about the use of Power BI in a hybrid environment taking advantage of the Data Management Gateway. In their words from the white paper summary: "Many...
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    Visualizing the Primetime Emmy History

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    The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Like every other TV fan around the world, I'll be watching. That is why I decided to honor the men and women that create these amazing shows for...
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    Saudi Airlines visualizes data with Power BI to better manage its global operations

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    Last week Microsoft News published an amazing story about one of our most interesting customers. Saudi Airlines , among the largest airlines in the Middle East, has implemented a business intelligence (BI) solution that includes Power BI for Office...
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    Scheduled Data Refresh Update: New Data Sources

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    In this Post Download the Data Management Gateway Extended data source support Step-by-step Power Query connection configuration Additional information We are excited to announce new data sources for the scheduled data refresh feature...
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    Power BI is changing the way health services are provided

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    This blog post was authored by Tom Lawry, Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft With healthcare representing one of the fastest growing business segments for Business Intelligence, Power BI is finding its way in to healthcare organizations worldwide...
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    Data Visualization for the 2014 World Cup results using Excel and Power BI

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    This blog post was authored by Marc Reguera, Finance Director, Microsoft After the success and interested generated by my first post, Visualizing the World Cup history with Excel and Power BI , I decided to update the model with data from the 2014...
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    Power BI July Roundup

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    “Microsoft received high client feedback scores for its agile, business user self-service and advanced data visualization functionality. Clients also gave Microsoft BI a high score for its product vision”. This quote from the Forrester Wave...
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    Earth's Rising Tempers: Unlocking Volcanoes Insights with Power BI

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    Volcanoes are one of the most destructive forces of nature and always get a fair amount of attention from the general public and the scientific community. Volcanic activity generates thousands of data points. Remy Tom, one of our semi-finalist of the...
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    6 new updates in Power Query - July 2014

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    In this post Download Power Query Update More flexible Load Options Query Groups Improved Error Debugging Experience Additional Query Editor transformations Options dialog Update notifications The July 2014 Update for Power...
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    Behind the Scenes: How Power BI Handled The World Cup

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    In this post Importing the Data with Power Query Getting the right format with Power Query Power Pivot Power Q&A Crawl, then walk This year’s world cup was filled with unbelievable surprises; Miroslav Klose’s record breaking...
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    NBA games live tweeting and buzzer beating

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    Do you think live tweeting can affect the outcome of NBA games? Do you usually tweet when watching a game? Can you guess if Twitter activity spikes at certain moments? Michael Carper , winner of the Power BI Demo Contest, tried to answer these questions...
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    Forrester names Microsoft as a Leader in Agile Business Intelligence

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    This month, Microsoft was acknowledged as a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms. “Microsoft received high client feedback scores for its agile, business user self-service and advanced data visualization functionality...
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    Power Map July Update

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    Last month in the June update we focused on quality improvements for Power Map, including enhanced interaction with maps on touch devices. The touch experience should feel smoother, more fluid, and more predictable. Using your feedback, we also improved...
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    New in Power BI: Cloud Modeling for Q and A

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    In May, the Q&A team released an update to Q&A that enabled a wider variety of natural language questions that can be answered as well as personal customization of certain types of questions. In the new cloud modeling environment, it is now possible...
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