ICYMI: Data platform momentum 

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The last couple months have seen the addition of several new products that extend Microsoft’s data platform offerings. At the end of January, Quentin Clark outlined his vision for the complete data platform, exploring the various inputs that are driving new application patterns, new considerations for handling data of all shapes and sizes, and ultimately Read more

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Power BI for Office 365: Making It Real 

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In my recent post, Simplifying Business Intelligence through Power BI for Office 365, I described how the Power BI cloud service has changed the way I personally work. The ability to do “self-service BI” without any IT involvement—and to have the infrastructure transparently provisioned in a cloud computing environment—has enabled me to drop any dependency Read more

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Data Visualizations 

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A couple of weeks back was a really exciting time for us. Less than a year after we released Office 365 for Businesses, we announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365. You may have read previous blog articles by Quentin Clark on “Making Big Data Work for Everyone” and Kamal Hathi on Read more


Simplifying Business Intelligence through Power BI for Office 365 

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A couple of weeks ago, Quentin Clark published “What Drives Microsoft’s Data Platform Vision?” In that post, Quentin outlined our work to simplify business intelligence. Here, I’d like to connect that introduction to our focus on Power BI for Office 365.In my role at Microsoft, I demo software A LOT. In fact, showing off our Read more


Getting Trained on Microsoft’s Expanding Data Platform 

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With data volumes exploding, having the right technology to find insights from your data is critical to long term success.  Leading organizations are adjusting their strategies to focus on data management and analytics, and we are seeing a consistent increase in organizations adopting the Microsoft data platform to address their growing needs around data.  The Read more

Microsoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 Preview with New Natural Language Search, Mapping Capabilities 

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Today we’re pleased to announce the addition of significant new features to the Power BI for Office 365 preview, including natural language search with Q&A and improved experiences in two preview add-ins for Excel with 3D mapping visualizations through Power Map and improved data search in Power Query. Introduced in July and currently in preview, Read more


Introducing Power BI for Office 365 

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Today we are pleased to announce a new offering that builds on our cloud-first data platform — Power BI for Office 365. Unveiled this morning by Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Business, during his keynote at our annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence Read more