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    Power Map for Excel Now Generally Available, Automatically Updated for Office 365

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    Update: Learn more about Power Map 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...
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    Announcing Power Query support for Salesforce.com

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    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...
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    Getting started with Power Query and Power Map

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    Update: Visit our Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series post to access updated training Update 2: Try what's next for Power BI Power Query and Power Map are two of the new Excel features for Power BI announced this morning at the Worldwide...
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    Live Now! Q&A with your Data

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    We are excited to announce that any Power BI customer can now preview Q&A with their own data! In August we launched Q&A over a set of samples workbooks. Since then we’ve evaluated over 500,000 requests with the Q&A natural language...
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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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    16 New Updates to the Power BI Designer Preview

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    Try what's coming next for Power BI! Today we’re announcing a new update for the Power BI Designer Preview. This update is our biggest one to date, as it brings lots of new capabilities into the Designer; particularly, the ability to create measures...
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    What’s New in Power Query

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    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...
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    One Step Closer to Simplifying Data Analysis and Visualization, New Features Added to Power BI for Office 365 and Power Query Add-in for Excel Preview

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    Today we’re pleased to announce the addition of significant new features to both the Power BI for Office 365 and the Power Query add-in for Excel previews. Introduced in July and currently in preview, Power BI for Office 365 is a cloud based solution...
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    New updates for Power Query

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    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...
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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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    Microsoft Adds Connectivity for SAP BusinessObjects to Power BI for Office 365

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    Last month, we released Power BI for Office 365, our cloud-based business intelligence service that gives people a powerful new way to work with data in the tools they use every day – Excel and Office 365. We continue to add capabilities to Power...
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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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    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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    7 New Updates to the Power BI Designer Preview

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    Try what's coming next for Power BI! We’re very glad to announce a new update for the Power BI Designer Preview . This month’s update includes new features and improvements across all major areas in the product: connectors, transformations...
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    5 minute tutorial for creating custom maps with Excel and Power Map

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    This blog post was authored by James Marshall, Developer on the Excel Power Map team In early September, we introduced you to Custom Maps , a new feature in Power Map for Excel. Power Map is part of several analytics and visualization features, such...
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    Visualize and Explore your Google Analytics data with Power BI

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    When you own a website, analyzing and tracking your site’s traffic is critical. Knowing where your viewers are coming from, what days they come the most frequently, and how long they’re staying are just some of insights that you can use to...
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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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    Introducing new forecasting capabilities in Power View for Office 365

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    Today at the PASS Business Analytics conference we announced the availability of new forecasting capabilities for Power View in Office 365. In Power View, you can now apply predictive forecasting, and hindcasting, when visualizing and exploring your data...
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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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    7 new updates in Power Query

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    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...
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    What's New in the Power Query October 2013 Update

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    In this blog post we want to give you an overview of the new Power Query features included as part of the Power BI for Office 365 offering . Along with several other self-service BI capabilities in Power BI, we are enhancing the Power Query experiences...
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    Finalizing Your Entry to the Power BI Demo Contest

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    With less than 3 weeks to submit demos for the Power BI contest, we wanted to highlight the entries we’ve received so far and give everyone some final recommendations on what to include in yours, especially since the Q&A preview is now live...
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    The Power BI Designer experience

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    by Ariel Netz, Group Program Manager in the Power BI Designer team Last summer, we started our planning for the Power BI Designer, a BI desktop client tool designed to complement the Power BI SaaS offering we were already working on. As with any new...
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    The Power BI app for Windows is now available

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    Today, Microsoft announced the release of the Power BI Preview for Windows app available on the Windows Store . This app offers an easy and native experience designed especially for Windows platforms, enabling you to explore live dashboards and...
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    Better Insights into your Zendesk customer support with Power BI

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    An important part of good customer service is ensuring that your customer needs are being met quickly and efficiently. This means not only hearing from your customers, but analyzing how your customers and your team are interacting. This is where Power...
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