Last week, Microsoft was at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos. Among the items on the company’s agenda for the week, Microsoft demonstrated how its technologies, such as Power BI for Office 365, can help the world’s leaders and innovators turn data about the forces transforming our world into impactful insights. At the Microsoft Vision Center, Microsoft showed how Power BI for Office 365 can bring data to life by analyzing health and education data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index. By combining multiple measures in the index, a detailed focus on health and education metrics turns raw data into data insights. The videos below show how users can get from the raw dataset to visualization using Power View, visualize data in a 3D animated model using Power Map, and ask questions about the data with natural language using Q&A.

 

If you’re interested in trying Power BI for Office 365, register for the trial at powerbi.com. For more information about Microsoft’s presence at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, read the posts on the Next at Microsoft blog, the Citizenship blog, and the Official Microsoft Blog.

Source Data: World Economic Forum – Global Competiveness Index