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  • Blog Post: Earth's Rising Tempers: Unlocking Volcanoes Insights with Power BI

    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 Power BI Demo Contest leveraged hundreds of years...
  • Blog Post: Explore the Top 250 Movies since 1921

    Moviegoers have a lot of tools at their disposal today compared to decades ago. With the amount of movies being released every week, now they can research about, find showtimes for and even rate their favorite flicks in sites like IMDb.com . Dan English created this interactive dashboard using IMDb...
  • Blog Post: The visualization that changed the world of data

    In 1854, a cholera outbreak in London puzzled the scientific community as well as the local authorities. Dr. John Snow, an epidemiologist studying the outbreak was trying to find the root causes by looking at the data available. Dr. Snow's approach is very similar to the approach scientists use today...
  • Blog Post: Explore the world's roller coasters with Power BI

    Our Power BI demo contes t is completed! Now we want to show you some of the best submissions we received, and give you a chance to play with them. The first one comes from our finalist Devin Knight and his take on Roller Coasters. We invite you to play with this live visualization and find answers...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Demo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Michael Carper

    It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to announce the grand prize winner of the Power BI Demo contest tonight! (ok, technically today) Congratulations to Michael Carper and his Power BI demo of live tweeting during NBA games . Michael is the grand prize winner of the...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Michael Carper

    Meet our fourth finalist Michael Carper and his impressive demo about tweets and NBA games: Live Tweeting and Buzzer Beating: A look at Twitter use during NBA games Profession I’m a Business Intelligence consultant at Apparatus, an IT managed services provider. I help clients with...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Chris Webb

    Introducing our next Power BI Demo Contest finalist, Chris Webb, who put together this detailed analysis in Excel: Analyzing British Road Traffic Accident Data with Power BI Profession BI consultant and trainer Demo Description In this demo I use Power BI to look at open data on road...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Devin Knight

    Meet our third finalist Devin Knight and his great demo: Roller Coaster Vacation Profession Training Director Demo Description Need a break from work? What better way to plan your next vacation than with Power BI. What inspired your demo? My wife and I are big thrill seekers...
  • Blog Post: Meet Our Demo Contest Finalists: Carlos Costa

    Today we’re launching a series called “Meet our Finalists” so you can get a closer look into what motivates these Power BI rock stars to keep pushing self-service analytics to the limit. Our first finalist is Carlos Costa, creator of this amazing Power BI demo: Integrating Power...
  • Blog Post: Give a High Five to the Top Five in the Power BI Demo Contest

    Talk about an embarrassment of riches. Our panel of judges had a blast watching nearly 6 hours of fantastic Power BI demos videos with some tough calls as criteria was reviewed, boxes were checked, and content was considered to narrow down the 15 semi-finalist videos to just five finalists. Now...
  • Blog Post: Presenting the Power BI Demo Contest Semi-Finalist Winners!

    After a nail-biting back half of January, we are pleased to announce that the community voting stage for the Power BI demo contest is over, and that we received over 65 amazing submissions! The videos we received kept us glued to our screens for hours on end, and our hearts filled with pride as we watched...
  • Blog Post: Have You Voted for Your Favorite Power BI Demo?

    Indulge in some harmless video-binging while being awed by the talent in this community of data buffs . The voting period for the Power BI Demo Contest ends soon. So get to it! Watch as many demos as you can, then cast your vote by 5 pm PT today, January 30 th . Remember, at the end of community voting...
  • Blog Post: It’s VOTING TIME for the Power BI Demo Contest—Pick Your Favorite Video Jan 20th – 30th!

    With the Power BI Demo Contest entry period over and literally dozens of fantastic videos lined up to compete , now is the time for community voting. Data enthusiasts like yourself get to pour over videos and choose the one you like best. Here are some details to keep in mind: Each website visitor...
  • Blog Post: Participating in the Power BI Demo Contest? The Entry Deadline is TODAY!

    We’re thrilled to have received dozens of qualified entries in the Power BI Demo Contest . (You can check them out here .) If you’re still building yours, put on those finishing touches and submit it by TODAY, by 5 P.M. Pacific Time . Envision yourself winning one of our fantastic prizes...
  • Blog Post: Finalizing Your Entry to the Power BI Demo Contest

    With less than 3 weeks to submit demos for the Power BI contest, we wanted to highlight the entries we’ve received so far and give everyone some final recommendations on what to include in yours, especially since the Q&A preview is now live to work with your own data and samples. You can...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Creating a Great Video for the Power BI Demo Contest

    With our Power BI demo contest in full swing, we wanted to provide some quick tips around guidelines, demo creation, and Power BI features & tools that you can use to bring your demo to the next level to improve your chances of winning some great prizes! First and most important: How will your...
  • Blog Post: Power BI Demo Contest Open Now

    Do you enjoy creating dazzling visualizations and unlocking amazing insights from everyday data? If that sounds like you, today you can start submitting videos for the Power BI demo contest at www.powerbicontest.com . To enter the contest, use the Power BI for Office 365 Preview to create a three...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready, Get Set for the Power BI Demo Contest!

    Everybody knows how powerful data is, but with the right tools you can take your insights to the next level. Data is all around us: social media, entertainment, sports, politics and economics. The stories hiding behind Big Data are waiting to be found and brought to light. With the Power BI for Office...
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