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  • Blog Post: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and before we all leave to enjoy some delicious turkey dinners, we wanted to share some visualizations we created in the past to celebrate this holiday. Last year around this time we tried to answer two questions: Where do turkeys come from and where do they...
  • 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: From Data to Insight and Impact: The BI Revolution

    Excel is part of our everyday lives. It doesn't matter if you're a finance, marketing or operations professional. But Excel is not what it used to be 10, 5 or even 3 years ago. Our engineering team has been very busy bringing amazing updates to Excel that give you advanced analytics and visualization...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Power Pivot - Part II

    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In Part I of Getting Started with Power Pivot we created our first Excel Data Model. Today we will create additional relationships and start using DAX to add business logic to our Model. To follow this tutorial you will need:...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Power Query - Part II

    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI series . Today we will continue with our first Excel feature, Power Query, which allows you to discover, shape and transform your data before importing it into Excel or your Power Pivot data model. In Part I we covered mostly how to connect...
  • 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: Getting Started with Power Pivot - Part I

    Welcome back to our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series . In our previous blog posts we explored how to bring data into Excel through Power Query ( Part I and Part II ). In this blog post we will take that data and prepare it for analyzing and visualizing in Excel. To follow this tutorial...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Behind the Scenes: How Power BI Handled The World Cup

    In this post Importing the Data with Power Query Getting the right format with Power Query Power Pivot Power Q&A Crawl, then walk This year’s world cup was filled with unbelievable surprises; Miroslav Klose’s record breaking total goals, Germany’s thrashing of...
  • 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: 15 World Cup history facts with Power Map

    This blog post was authored by Igor Peev, Senior Program Manager who enjoys working on challenging projects that deliver new, innovative ways to analyze data and tell good stories with it. He works on interactive tours to present and play with data in 3D environments. I am not a big soccer...
  • 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: New in Power BI: Data Source Management

    Introduction The data management capabilities in Power BI for Office 365 are delivered both in the Power Query add-in for Excel, and in the Manage Data Portal in Office 365 . To help data stewards and information workers get the most from their Power BI experience, we’ve updated the Manage Data...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Power Query

    We are very happy to announce the availability of a new Power Query update. You can download the update from this page . Here is a summary of five exciting new features included in this release: Connect to Recent Data Sources (including pinned/favorite sources). Search results tabs for different...
  • Blog Post: Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available

    Today Microsoft and SAP announced the general availability of Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI. This joint business intelligence interoperability solution is delivered in Microsoft Excel, Power BI for Office 365 , and SAP BusinessObjects BI. With this solution , users can seamlessly connect...
  • Blog Post: New updates for Power Query

    The Power Query team has been busy adding a number of exciting new features to Power Query. You can download the update from this page . New features for Power Query include the following, please read the rest of this blog post for specific details for each. New Data Sources Updated “Preview”...
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