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Webinar Wednesday: Dashboard in an Hour

Monday, May 22, 2017

If you're new to Power BI, or want to introduce the rest of your team to ways they can go quickly from data to insight to action, you won't want to miss Wednesday's Dashboard in an Hour webinar! Dashboard In An Hour is a high-level introduction to Power BI in just 60 minutes. It's being presented this week by Reid Havens, Founder & CEO of Havens Consulting Inc. Join us at 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Explore your Office 365 Adoption Data in Power BI

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Public Preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack combines the intelligence of the Office 365 usage reports that are available for you in the admin center with the interactive analysis capabilities of Power BI, providing rich usage and adoption insights.

Tech Tip Thursday: Better use of colors in Power BI

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. Occasionally on Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. In this video, Guy in a Cube has a special guest presenter: regular Power BI webinar host Chuck Sterling! Chuck talks about color themes, one of his favorite new features. He looks at how you can quickly create your own themes to use within Power BI, or browse the Themes Gallery in the community to get pre-created themes from others.

Power BI Report Server preview now available

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On May 3, Microsoft announced Power BI Premium, a capacity-based licensing model that increases flexibility for how users access, share and distribute content. The new offering also introduces the ability to manage Power BI reports on-premises with the included Power BI Report Server.

Today's Webinar: Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Join us this morning at 10 a.m. PT for the webinar, Simply Compelling - Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design, presented by Miranda Li. Today she'll be presenting an introduction to visualization design, concepts, and basic factors. If you've been looking for a way to give more visual punch to your reports and dashboards, you won't want to miss this free webinar!

Power BI + ZoomCharts = (Power BI)²: Boost your productivity and add the cool-factor to your reports

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As of today, all Microsoft Power BI users can start using dynamic and cool-looking ZoomCharts in reports and dashboards. With ZoomCharts, you can easier than ever before, explore, present and analyze your data. Full multi-touch support makes interaction seamless across all your devices. See it for yourself and learn more!

May and June Webinars: Better Visualizations, Security Deep Dive, Best Practices, and more!

Monday, May 15, 2017

We've got a great lineup of webinars planned for May and June! Attend these free sessions to gain expertise in Power BI, and learn more about how PowerApps and Microsoft Flow can help improve your organization's processes without a lot of overhead. Most of our webinars are delivered through YouTube, and you can subscribe to my channel to get notifications about all of these events. These webinars can also be viewed on-demand on YouTube after the event, if you're not able to be a part of the live presentation. Check out what we've got planned!

Congratulations to the Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions for March and April

Friday, May 12, 2017

We put out the call to you a couple of months ago to create fantastic reports for the Data Stories Gallery, and we were amazed by your submissions! Congratulations to the grand winner and runners-up from March and April. The theme for May is data storytelling. We're putting together some special guest judges for May, so if you haven't submitted a report yet -- or have submitted in the past -- this is an exciting month to participate. Tell us a story with your data!

Data Connector SDK Developer Preview

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

As part of the Microsoft Build event, we are announcing a developer preview of the Data Connector SDK. You can begin to create your own custom data connectors. What are data connectors? Simply put, they are how you connect to data within Power BI. These are extensions on the connectivity/Mashup engine that powers the “Get Data” experience in Power BI and Excel.

Announcing the Microsoft Data Insights Summit Analytics Challenge

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is coming on June 12 - 13, 2017, and we're celebrating with an Analytics Challenge! Get ready to clean data, create reports, and win prizes.

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