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    An Invitation from Thomas LaRock to Attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015

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    This is a guest blog post from Thomas LaRock, the President of PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) It’s no secret that the role of data in the IT industry, in business, and in the world at large is changing at a rapid pace. As technology...
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    Power BI Preview now available worldwide

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    by James Phillips, Corporate Vice President, Data Experiences This morning at Microsoft’s Convergence Conference , we announced new products and services that will enable organizations to create a data culture in all parts of their organizations...
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    Create a Scalable Data Model for Enhanced BI

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    Managing millions of rows of data from multiple data sources requires a great deal of planning. Making this information readily accessible to BI users is just one (extremely important) goal. The information itself has to be worth obtaining—so you...
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    Power BI Analysis Services Connector Deep Dive

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    One of the most exciting features of the new Power BI Preview is the ability to connect live to Analysis Services tabular models that live on-premise though the SSAS connector. In this article we will show you step by step how to securely connect an on...
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    [Webinar] Analysis Services Connector in the Microsoft Power BI Preview

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    Do you want to keep your data on-premises and still use a dynamic web-based dashboard? Want to use this data in live, interactive dashboards and reports? Learn how to use the Analysis Services Connector, in as little time as it takes you to eat lunch...
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    [Webinar] Power BI for the BI Professional

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    Microsoft has re-imagined the Power BI platform and user experience for BI professionals, developers and business analysts. On Thursday, March 12th between 10 and 11am PT, Jen Underwood , Program Manager from the Power BI team will walk you through...
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    From Data to Insights to Action at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

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    Are you a key member of the team delivering business analytics and intelligence for your organization? Finding BA/BI to be a more significant part of your day-to-day work life? Not your role yet, but you have a friend or colleague working in business...
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    6 New Updates to the Power BI Designer Preview

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    Try what's coming next for Power BI! This week we are releasing a new version of the Power BI Designer Preview . This update is packed with lots of new things for you to try: from new connectors, transformations and Report view features to significant...
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    The Power BI iPhone app introduces data-driven alerts and annotations

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    Last week, Microsoft released the Power BI app for iPhone, joining its sibling iPad app. Both apps are part of the new Power BI preview features, released on December 18 th , and are just the first wave of the new Power BI mobile offering, to be followed...
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    BA Marathon: Free Day of Online Analytics Learning Spotlights Power BI, Excel

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    Guest blog post by : PASS VP of Marketing Denise McInerney – a Data Architect at Intuit – began her career as a SQL Server DBA in 1998 and now applies her deep understanding of data to enable analytic solutions to business problems. She is...
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    Data and Seahawks: Road to Superbowl XLIX

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    The Superbowl is just around the corner and as you can imagine we are getting very excited here in the Seattle area. A good way for us to get some of the Superbowl anxiety out of our systems is to take our data visualization and analytics tools and use...
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    [Webinar] Getting Started with Power BI

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    Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . 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...
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    A first look at Power BI on the Office Mechanics show

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    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...
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    Power BI Announcement

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    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...
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    6 New Updates in Power Query

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    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...
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    New Power BI features available for preview

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    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...
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    Announcing New Excel 2013 BI Stability and Usability Improvements

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    Recently we have announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios, especially when Power Query, Power Pivot & Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated...
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    Embed Power View Interactive Reports in Your Blogs and Websites

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    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...
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    Power BI Service Announcement: Power View Forecasting Offline for Maintenance

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    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...
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    Excel 2013 Power BI fundamentals training

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    With Excel 2013 you have a powerful new way to build interactive reports and analyze your data using the tool you already know and love. Now Excel provides rich data connections, transformation and visual analytics in an unified, seamless experience....
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    Excel Power Map December Update

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    Today we announced the new Power Map December Update that includes improved performance for geocoding, increased accuracy for the Auto Fit feature in custom maps, and the option of selecting all items when filtering. For more details on how to use this...
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    [Webinar] Powering Your Business with Big Data and Business Analytics

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    Update: You can watch this webinar on-demand if you register now . Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? With Microsoft, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making, and learn from and share insights—no...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    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...
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    5 New Updates in Power Query

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    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...
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    Top 10 Power Map tours

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    We all know how beautiful and stunning Power Map videos are but what's even more striking is how powerful tours are as a storytelling tool to convey a message with Geo-spatial data. That is why we decided to put together a Top 10 list of Power Map...
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