Power BI Org content packs

Power BI is Generally Available today. One great feature in Power BI is Org content packs.   Content Pack is way for any company to distribute their own dashboards or reports to their users for consumption through an easy to discover content gallery.You no longer need to search your inbox for the email that you…


Power BI features available for preview starting today

The last few months the team shifted to top gear to deliver some exciting new features for Power BI in Office 365 and I am super happy to see them in the preview today. The below 3 images should speak volumes about the effort went it. Dashboard Report Designer and finally everyone got a team…


Forecasting in Power View (HTML5) in Office 365

Forecasting is a new capability added to Power View in HTML5. Just for fun, I pulled in the historical MSFT stock price starting from the year ( for better projection ) and tried out the forecasting and hindcasting. The interaction is indeed very fun and the capability is super powerful.   Here is the workbook…


Name a country without the letter ….

Now and then I stumble upon questions posted in linkedin.com as updates which would test your knowledge. If it’s too hard or too embarrassing, the first reaction is to brush it off and move on quickly. Some times you feel good about answering them right. But when I saw the question “Name a country without…


Global Cities in Power BI

Over the weekend, I stumbled on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city and ended up spending good amount of time reading about global cities. It had lots of data and I tried to put few of them together in Power BI & visualize. Power BI makes such data discovery and analysis seamless and fun.  Try Power BI and Experience it…


Olympics, Oscars or Outdoor activities – it doesn’t matter , Power BI is there for you :)

Olympics, Oscars or Outdoor activities – it doesn’t matter , Power BI is there for you 🙂 Discover, combine, model , analyze, visualize, explore, share, collaborate, get answers and insights, access anywhere, refresh, monitor, manage and all in the cloud , that is Power BI. Here are some examples of Power BI in action The…


Connecting to On-Prem data from Power BI Preview

I tried out connecting to On-Prem data source from Power BI Preview tenant in Office 365 and got it working. So sharing some tips on the areas where I needed to double check or sought help.BTW  , the steps that I followed to get it working are at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi-admin-center-help-HA104078330.aspx (1) To get to Power BI admin…


Try the Preview version of Power View HTML5 in Office 365 Sites.

When you create an Excel 2013 workbook with Power View sheets, you can save it to SharePoint Online in Office 365. Workbook readers can then view and interact with the Power View sheets in that workbook in brwoser. Currently, by default Power View renders the Silverlight version. We have recently added a switch option which…


Microsoft’s unique approach to Business Intelligence and Big Data Videos

Microsoft’s unique approach to Business Intelligence and Big Data A Growing World of Data – Part 1 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBkzmwaSRUc The World of Big Data – Part 2 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiIVUV8evtk          Big Data Get Ever Bigger  – Part 3 of  4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFY5eF9XjBQ Microsoft and Big Data…Worlds Collide – Part 4 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbkuic-Dxww