Self-service analytics for all your data
Discover, analyze and visualize data with the tool used by one billion people.
Share your analytics in the cloud and consume on the road with Office 365.
Interactive dashboards in your browser and stunning 3D visualizations.
Find, connect to, explore, and compile data easily from various sources.
Return relevant data sets with Power Query, a new online search capability that enables you to:
Bring the power of in-memory analytics and flexible modeling into Excel with Power Pivot.
Create powerful analytical models in a familiar and flexible environment for fast manipulation and processing of large data sets.
See your data in new ways with bold interactive visualizations in Excel using Power View and Power Map.
Explore geospatial data with Power Map, or bring data, charts, and graphs together into a single dynamic view with Power View.
Create collaborative Power BI sites quickly to share live reports and custom data sets with your team.
Share the workbooks you've created online using any device. Search for others across your organization and invite them to view or collaborate on your projects. Enjoy easy access to other BI features available in Power BI for Office 365.
Ask questions and get back instant answers with the new Q&A feature.
Type your questions into the Q&A speech bubble for immediate answers in the form of interactive charts and graphs. Power BI's natural language query technology makes it easy to communicate and interact.
Stay connected from anywhere, on any device, with mobile access to your favorite live and interactive reports.
Get up-to-date mobile access to the important business information stored in your Office 365 account. With the Power BI app, you can view and interact with Excel and Power View content on any Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet or PC, including Surface.
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 facilitate discovery, as well as capabilities to easily transform and merge data from multiple data sources, so you can analyze the data in Excel.
In the following video you'll learn how to:
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT byPower BI Team0 Comment
"For many companies data is buried treasure. There are riches in there that can completely and utterly transform a company’s fortunes, but they don’t do you any good if you don’t have the tools to dig them up" according to Geoff Carter, writer of Amir Netz profile on Microsoft Stories. Over the last month we made several improvements to Power Query, Power Map and Data Source Management. We also saw 10 great examples on how companies from different geographies and industries are successfully using Power BI today. With the World Cup's first game on June 12th, we saw how Marc Reguera used Power View to unlock insights from historic data, how Q&A can help anyone analyze data on the fly just asking questions and getting visualizations back, and how Power Map can help you tell a simple story in a beautiful way.
Enjoy the Power BI news round-up!
06/03/14 - New in Power BI: Data Source Management
06/10/14 - Power Map Updates: Several quality improvements. Enhanced the stability of Power Map using customer feedback and error reports. Also big improvements to the experience of interacting with maps on touch devices. This should make the experience feel smoother, more fluid, and more predictable.
06/26/14 - 6 new updates in Power Query - June 2014
06/12/14 - Try Power BI Q&A with World Cup data!: For any soccer or futbol fan the best demo ever! Using Q&A on 20 years of World Cup data
06/16/14 - 10 Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Success Stories: Learn how 10 different companies are using Power BI for Office 365 to build their businesses
06/19/14 - Visualizing the World Cup history with Excel and Power BI: Marc Reguera uses Power View to learn 6 new things about the World Cup
06/23/14 - Amir Netz - mining for digital gold: Geoff Carter's article on our own Amir Netz published on Microsoft Stories
06/30/14 - 15 World Cup history facts with Power Map: Igor Peev delights us with a beautiful Power Map tour showing us 15 facts about the World Cup
Help us find great Power BI content @MicrosoftBI with the hashtag #PowerBIroundup
Thanks again to our community!
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT byPower BI Team0 Comment
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:
If you answered "yes" to any of them, then this is the right place for you to get started!
Whether you're an Excel pro or you just downloaded the latest version of Excel, we decided to create this Power BI and Excel Getting Started series to get you up and running with our new set of features and services in no time.
Our goal is to help you learn about and understand the features in Excel and Power BI following the natural path of getting some data in your hands (It doesn't matter where it comes from), shaping it, creating a model, visualizing your data to finally share it and consume it anytime, anywhere taking advantage of Power BI in the cloud.
The natural path of data analysis is a perfect match to the process of analyzing data. This series will cover the following features/processes:
You can always come back to this post to find the latest getting started post or to access past posts of this series.
Enjoy and please let us know what we can do to make this series better for you!
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:35:00 GMT byPower BI Team3 Comments