POWER BI UPDATES FROM LAST WEEK (May 2014)


Power View Forecasting:

  • Evaluate prediction quality
  • Hindcasting
  • Seasonality
  • Confidence interval
  • What-if analysis

Learn more about Power View Forecasting: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/05/08/introducing-new-forecasting-capabilities-in-power-view-for-office-365.aspx

New in both Power View HTML5 & the Power BI mobile app for Windows 8.1:

  • Map drill-down
  • Line charts have tooltips
  • Bar and column charts can show data labels
  • Small multiples can contain maps

Power BI mobile app for Windows 8.1 (parity with Power View):

  • Maps can include pie charts (multiple series of data)
  • Multiples - parity behaviors
  • Tiles with images - parity behaviors
  • Sort tables, matrices, and cards
  • Background images
  • Cards (includes call-out style)

Learn more about Power View + Power BI app improvements: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/05/07/new-in-power-view-in-html5-and-the-power-bi-app.aspx

New in Power Query:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe connectivity
  • Access tables and named ranges in a workbook
  • Query Load Settings (defaults, suggestions, preserve data)
  • Query Refresh Behaviors (preserve customizations & results)
  • New Transformations (remove rows, statistics, fill up)
  • Reorder queries from the Workbook Queries pane
  • Cancel a preview refresh in the Query Editor
  • Keyboard support for navigation
  • View and copy errors in the Filter Column menu
  • Remove items from the Selection Well

Learn more about the Power Query improvements: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/05/06/new-updates-for-power-query.aspx

All the monthly updates (so you can see the month-to-month progress):
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/whats-new-in-power-bi-HA104149776.aspx

A big month of improvements for the recent PASS BAC!

Enjoy!

   - Ninja Ed

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