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  • Blog Post: Announcing Power Query support for Salesforce.com

    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 in Excel to build reports, visualize information...
  • Blog Post: Retail Location Analytics using Power BI

    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 online behavioral data, retailers gain a more in...
  • 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: 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: 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: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Power BI Jump Start

    Are you excited about Power BI but you don't know where to start? We have the answer for you: Microsoft Virtual Academy's Power BI Jump Start On February 11th 2014, 8 Power BI experts shared their knowledge with almost 1,000 online attendees and now this training is available for everyone. The...
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