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  • Blog Post: Three Steps To Gleaning Actionable Insights Using Power BI

    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 small for those athletes whose main goal is to qualify...
  • Blog Post: Filtering and Custom Maps arrive to Power Map with September update

    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 Power Map a better story telling and data visualization...
  • Blog Post: 7 new updates in Power Query

    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 Multi-query editing in the Query Editor Pivot...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing the Primetime Emmy History

    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 us with a visualization of Emmy Primetime and International...
  • Blog Post: Power BI is changing the way health services are provided

    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 where it’s being used to improve quality, performance...
  • Blog Post: Data Visualization for the 2014 World Cup results using Excel and Power BI

    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 Brazil World Cup and analyze how the history of the...
  • Blog Post: 6 new updates in Power Query - July 2014

    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 Query is now available. You can download it from this...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Power Query - Part I

    Welcome the Excel and Power BI getting started series. Today we're starting with the first step of the data analysis process: Discover and Get Data. Power Query allows you to easily discover and connect to data from public and corporate data sources. This includes new data search capabilities to...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series

    Over the next couple of weeks, we'll introduce you to the basic usage of all the latest and greatest features in Excel and Power BI. How do you know if this is the right series for you? Here are a few questions to help you decide: Are you new to Power BI? Did you sign up for the trial but don...
  • Blog Post: 6 new updates in Power Query - June 2014

    In this post Download Power Query Update What's New in Power Query Support for “Whole Number” column type Additional transformations in Query Editor ribbon Aggregate Column dialog Additional Date/Time filters Improved Navigator experience: Refresh Tree & Function...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing the World Cup history with Excel and Power BI

    This blog post was authored by Marc Reguera, finance director, Microsoft Besides my family and friends, I have two additional passions in life: soccer and data visualization. Like most kids growing up in Europe, my dream was to become a soccer professional. I wanted this so badly that I actually followed...
  • Blog Post: Power Map April update for Office 365 now available and Preview expiration removed in Office 2013

    The Power Map team is excited and proud to bring you the April update of Microsoft Power Map for Excel. This update brings new functionality to Power Map and improves some existing features. Power Map users with an active Office 365 subscription will receive this update through Office 365 Click-To-Run...
  • Blog Post: Once Upon a Time: Telling Your Story with Tours in Power Map

    Everybody loves a good story, but only some of us love data. Even so, an insight worth having is an insight worth sharing, so how do we share our data insights with people who don’t love data? Telling a story is a great way to share data insights, and Power Map tours provide a great way to tell...
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