May updates for Power Map now available to all Office 365 customers and Preview extension available for Office 2013

May updates for Power Map now available to all Office 365 customers and Preview extension available for Office 2013

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Today we are announcing that Power Map will become available to all Office 365 subscriptions that include the Office applications. This is part of our larger investment in making data visualizations more accessible to our customers. We are in the process of updating both Office.com and TechNet to reflect these changes.

Last month, we announced via the Power BI blog that we will be removing the expiration on the Power Map Preview and making it available for all versions of Office 2013 and Excel 2013 standalone. The updated version of the preview is now available. Office 2013 customers will need to re-download the Preview on the Download Center in order to get the Preview without the original May 31st expiration date. Office 2013 customers will not receive future updates delivered to Office 365. Office 365 customers will automatically get the latest feature updates like Repeat Tour.

Please note preview features are not supported and we do not encourage the preview version be used in production. A supported version of Power Map is available as part of the Office 365 subscription today. Power Map will also be added to Excel in the next version of Office for customers purchasing Office under a perpetual licensing agreement. 

Power Map Updates

As part of our continued effort to bring new features requested by customers to Power Map, we are adding the ‘Repeat Tour’ feature. Next month we’ll cover the ‘Refresh Data’ feature and explain how the two can be used together.

 

Since launch we’ve heard from many customers who want to use Power Map as a presentation tool in scenarios such as demos and kiosks. In these scenarios, they need to always have their tour playing. Currently, these customers must export their Power Map tour to video and set the video to repeat. However, doing so eliminates one of the most powerful elements of Power Map, the ability to pause the tour and interact with the map directly. To address this need in the May update we’ve added a “Repeat” button to the Power Map tour playback. This will automatically cycle back to the beginning of a tour once the tour is complete. This feature allows interactive Power Map tours to repeat and thereby opens up Power Map to a whole new set of uses.

Look for more Power Map feature updates to enable new scenarios that you request. Leave more suggestions in the comments and Map On!

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  • The most important thing for me is the ability to filter / slice and dice the data in Power Map. This is still not possible inspite of being requested from the start. Also, as of now, there is no roadmap on how this is going to fit into the Power BI / Sharepoint site which is also kind of frustrating.

  • I found out that Power Map can`t identify Odessa oblast(region)  in Ukraine. Could you help me to solve this problem?

    Power Map- problems with identification of Odessa oblast (region) in Ukraine

    social.technet.microsoft.com/.../power-map-problems-with-identification-of-odessa-oblast-region-in-ukraine

    Why you have no correct this error in the new version?

  • "Please note preview features are not supported and we do not encourage the preview version be used in production. A supported version of Power Map is available as part of the Office 365 subscription today. Power Map will also be added to Excel in the next version of Office for customers purchasing Office under a perpetual licensing agreement. "

    So, given it's very unlikely my IT department is going to consider 365 versions after I just custom upgraded to 2013 ahead of the rest of the company, and we like many are standalone shops, I'll have to continue using this preview for production, bugs and crashes and all.  I guess I'm waiting for 2015/16 standalone.  

    I am in disbelief decision makers in Microsoft think that the world is going to migrate to 365 because of pressures like these.  Go figure.

  • Hi, Igor here, I am a member of the Power Map team. The  problem with Odessa Oblast is now fixed. We confirmed today that if you set geography as State/Province for Odessa, you will see the two shaded polygons. If you are still seeing the problem, clear your cache under File - Options in the Power Map ribbon, save and  close the file and then reopen the file.

    If this fails too then  can try deleting the data layer and recreating it or copy the data in a new workbook and start all over again. Apologies in advance for the inconvenience in cache management.

  • Please Power Map to Azure RemoteApp.

    I want to use Power Map on Azure RemoteApp

  • I have a office 365 home subscription but I have not yet seen an update with the power map included. When will this feature be rolled out?

  • My boss has Power Map version 16.0.3230.1001.32 , mine is 16.0.2822.1000, and missing the Custom Map option for New Scenes, where his has it.

    I have tried high and low to get the latest version but NOBODY seems to know WHERE to go to get it. I have an Office 365 subscription same as my boss. How did he get it and not me?

    Also, in Excel Option > Com Add-Ins, I see TWO entries for Power Map: "Microsoft Power Map" and "Microsoft Power Map for Excel" What's up with that?

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