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  • 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: The Oscars with Power BI

    Move over Winter Olympics at Sochi—it’s time for the 86 th Academy Awards! While we roll out the red carpet, what better time to step behind the scenes and into Microsoft Power BI to create some visual effects on the most significant movie awards of the year? We tapped into Wikipedia data...
  • Blog Post: Power Map for Excel Now Generally Available, Automatically Updated for Office 365

    Today, with Office Service Pack 1 , we’re announcing that moving forward Power Map will now be native to Excel. No longer a preview add-in, Power Map can now be found on the “Insert” tab in Excel for Office 365 ProPlus customers. Subscription customers will have access to all the new...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: The Road to the Big Game with Power Map

    Following up on our NFC Championship game post 2 weeks ago for the Seahawks, we decided to go a little broader this time and create these two "Road to the Big Game" Power Map tours to show how the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Bronco's made it to Super Bowl XLVIII. Please enjoy them below and stay...
  • Blog Post: Go Seahawks! From the Power BI Team

    With the NFL Championship games just around the corner, we wanted to pay tribute to the Seahawks and their long and winding road to the NFC Championship game against the 49ers this Sunday. The following video was created by our team from publicly-available data and highlights each of the Seahawks’...
  • Blog Post: Getting Visualized: Transforming Data from Opaque to Immersive with Power Map for Excel

    Guest post by Kirk Chritton, Director of Product Innovation, MCH Strategic Data At MCH Strategic Data we’ve specialized in capturing, segmenting, and applying education and healthcare marketing data for our clients since 1928. In the early days, our “database” of school principals...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays with Power BI, Part 2: Tracking Santa with Power Map

    Following up on our Holiday post last week , we wanted to track Santa using Power Map! In this video you can find Santa’s official NORAD route around the world with more insights about some destinations and visitors to the official NORAD Santa Tracker . We also provided an...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays with Power BI, Part 1: Where's Santa Now?

    As we get closer and closer to the holidays, the Power BI team wanted to answer one of the most popular questions of all time: Where’s Santa now? Social media was the perfect source for answering question. We ran a search of the following terms and hashtags on Twitter: “santa sighting”...
  • Blog Post: One Year Old Travels: A Father and Son's Journey Through the First Year of Life

    One year ago, I was holding my wife's hand as she completed the most amazing and difficult journey of her life so far: the birth of our son. We've each grown so much since then, it's hard to remember how different we were before he was born, and it's fun to look back over this last year to remember all...
  • Blog Post: Where Do Turkeys Come From? Let's Find Out Using Power BI

    Thanksgiving is here! The Power BI team decided to look for some data and find out where our favorite Thanksgiving meal is produced and how much is consumed. Watch to find out, and then try the visualization, storytelling and sharing capabilities for self-service analytics with Power BI . So how...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Geography Knowledge with the Power Map Geo Quiz for GeoWeek 2013

    The Power BI team loves geography so in honor of National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week November 17 th -23 rd , we created this video to quiz you about some of our favorite “geo facts”. Where are highest and lowest points on Earth? Where is the hottest and coldest point?...
  • Blog Post: Combine Data from Various Sources with Power Query and Create a Killer Visualization with Power Map

    I am sure that most of you BI enthusiasts have heard about the Power BI for Office 365 Preview by now, and today I am excited to show off some of the new capabilities in this ten minute video. Please watch to see what you can do with Power Query and Power Map, and then get your Excel 2013 version ready...
  • Blog Post: Happy Haunting! Find the Best Places to Trick or Treat Using Power Map

    This Halloween, we decided to visualize the best places in the U.S. to go trick or treating. What city do you think will win? Watch to find out, and then try the upcoming 3D visualization and storytelling capability for self-service business intelligence with Power Map Preview for Excel . The interactive...
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