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  • Blog Post: [Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

    How is your marketing campaign performing? Which of your sales people need extra support? When should you perform preventive maintenance on your factory equipment? Learn how to answer these questions about your business and more in as little time as it takes you to eat lunch. Join us for a live webinar...
  • Blog Post: A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

    Yesterday we announced exciting news for Power BI. Anyone with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI today for free. The preview introduces a number of new Power BI including dashboards, new visualizations, support for popular software-as-a-service applications, a native...
  • Blog Post: Power BI Announcement

    This morning, James Phillips, General Manager for Data Experiences announced important changes to the Power BI service at the Microsoft Official Blog . These exciting news include a free Power BI offering, price reductions and exciting new features and tools such as the Power BI Designer and iOS...
  • Blog Post: 6 New Updates in Power Query

    Try what's coming next for Power BI! We hope all of you are enjoying 2015 so far! The Power Query team has been busy working on the latest Power Query update, which includes a new connector (or many new connectors, in this case!) and a bunch of other usability improvements. You can download this...
  • Blog Post: New Power BI features available for preview

    Today we are previewing new features for Power BI, our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone. Power BI reduces the barriers to deploying a business intelligence environment to share and collaborate on data and analytics from anywhere. Try what's coming next for Power BI...
  • Blog Post: Embed Power View Interactive Reports in Your Blogs and Websites

    Ever since we launched Power BI for Office 365 this past February, we have been sharing Power View interactive reports in this blog. We've often been asked how to do this, and today we are happy to announce that this feature plus the option of embedding Pivot Tables publicly for workbooks 10MB or smaller...
  • Blog Post: Power BI Service Announcement: Power View Forecasting Offline for Maintenance

    The Power View forecasting feature is currently offline for maintenance as the team is working to fix a stability issue. The feature will be reimplemented once the issue is fixed – please continue to visit PowerBI.com for timing updates. Try Power BI REGISTER NOW for our upcoming webinar...
  • Blog Post: 5 New Updates in Power Query

    Take Power Query to the next level: Try Power BI for Free today! We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 Update for Power Query. This update is packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for them (hmm, since we are in Thanksgiving week…...
  • Blog Post: UN's Millennium Development Goals Data Visualizations

    "The MDGs have been the greatest anti-poverty push in history. New partnerships have been established. New actors have engaged. And now we must finish the job...". These are the words of Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General about the UN's Millennium Development Goals initiative . This worldwide...
  • Blog Post: Power BI September and October Roundup

    September and October were busy months for Power BI and Excel. Filtering and Custom Maps finally made it to Power Map while the avalanche of Power Query updates keeps coming and coming, including Salesforce connectivity support . Among the articles over the last couple of months, a triathlon analysis...
  • Blog Post: 6 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 October is getting close to an end, but before we all put on our costumes and eat lots of candy for Halloween, we are very pleased to give you another treat: the...
  • 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: 4 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 Another month is almost over and that means that a new Power Query update is due. We’re glad to announce the availability of the September 2014 Power Query...
  • Blog Post: Power BI August Roundup

    We are a little bit late with this roundup (just like the Power Query update). August was a great month for Power BI and Excel updates. We have lots of great content to share with you. To start off, we received tons of comments on our blog posts. Here's our favorite from the latest Power Query update...
  • 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: London's Metro Bank uses Microsoft’s Power BI to help improve customer service

    While we love talking about the latest out of Microsoft, the best part of talking about the latest and greatest is hearing how our customers are able to use our products to meet – and beat – goals, increase efficiency, or get a leg up on competitors. This last benefit – gaining a competitive...
  • 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: 3 Great Examples: Data Done Well

    It’s no secret that big data has big potential – here at Microsoft, we work with hundreds of customers using technology in new ways to get the most out of data in every shape and form. While each of these companies defines “success” differently, there are a few that are top-of...
  • 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: Best practices for building hybrid business intelligence environments

    Last week, authors Joseph D'Antoni and Stacia Misner released a new white paper that talks in detail about the use of Power BI in a hybrid environment taking advantage of the Data Management Gateway. In their words from the white paper summary: "Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits...
  • 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: Saudi Airlines visualizes data with Power BI to better manage its global operations

    Last week Microsoft News published an amazing story about one of our most interesting customers. Saudi Airlines , among the largest airlines in the Middle East, has implemented a business intelligence (BI) solution that includes Power BI for Office 365 . The usual suspects of data analysis pain...
  • 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: Power BI July Roundup

    “Microsoft received high client feedback scores for its agile, business user self-service and advanced data visualization functionality. Clients also gave Microsoft BI a high score for its product vision”. This quote from the Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms report released...
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