I’m really excited today to be able to write about what I was working on for the past year. It is now officially announced as part of the “Power BI” suite – the Microsoft Power Query for Excel (Download).
Microsoft Power Query is an Excel add-in that enhances the self-service Business Intelligence experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery and access. Power Query enables users to easily discover, combine, and refine data for better analysis in Excel. Power Query includes a public search feature that is currently intended for use in the United States only.
This project was previously known as “Data Explorer”. The new name reflects the direction that we are taking, plus, it happens to match my initials – so from now own I get to be PQ(PQ).