Category Archives : Business Intelligence

16

Jan

Balanced Scorecards in Power BI
Balanced Scorecards in Power BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/balanced-scorecards/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/balanced-scorecards/           While the Power KPI visual has been a necessary building block for us in the presentation of KPIs, by itself it doesn’t provide a scorecard layout. Some users, including executives, really wanted a READ MORE

16

Jan

Power BI Developer community January update
Power BI Developer community January update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-january-update/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-january-update/           Hi everyone, after a short break for the holidays we are back with the latest updates for Power BI Developer community. Don’t forget to check out the November blog post, if you haven’t READ MORE

15

Jan

Azure Analysis Services now available in East US, West US 2, and more

Since being generally available in April 2017, Azure Analysis Services has quickly become the clear choice for enterprise organizations delivering corporate business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. The success of any modern data driven organization requires that information be available at the fingertips of every business user, not just IT professionals and data scientists, to guide their day-to-day decisions.

Self-service BI tools have made huge strides in making data accessible to business users. However, most business users don’t have the expertise or desire to do the heavy lifting that is typically required including finding the right sources of data, importing the raw data, transforming it into the right shape, and adding business logic and metrics before they can explore the data to derive insights. With Azure Analysis Services a BI professional can create a semantic model over the raw data and share it with business users so that all they need to do is connect to the model from any BI tool and immediately explore the data to gain insights. Azure Analysis Services use a highly optimized in memory engine to provide responses to user queries at the speed of thought.

We are excited to share that Azure Analysis Services

12

Jan

Microsoft Deep Drive Track at the Data and BI Summit April 22-26

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-deep-drive-track-at-the-data-and-bi-summit-april-22-26/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-deep-drive-track-at-the-data-and-bi-summit-april-22-26/           Join Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI Users at the inaugural Data & BI Summit, located in Dublin, Ireland 24-26 April 2018 at the Convention Centre Dublin. www.databisummit.com/

08

Jan

1/11/2018 Webinar: Integrating R Script and R Script Visuals with Power BI by Ginger Grant

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/1-11-2018-webinar-integrating-r-script-and-r-script-visual-with-power-bi-by-ginger-grant/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/1-11-2018-webinar-integrating-r-script-and-r-script-visual-with-power-bi-by-ginger-grant/           Power BI is a great tool for providing in-depth analysis of your data. In this webinar we are going to add R to Power BI to provide not only some R visualizations which READ MORE

08

Jan

Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-january-2018-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-january-2018-feature-summary/           Happy new year to everyone! We are kicking off the new year with an update to Power BI Desktop focused on incremental improvements to popular features you are already using, including automatic date READ MORE

05

Jan

From Insights to Action with the Power Apps custom visual
From Insights to Action with the Power Apps custom visual

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/from-insights-to-action-with-the-power-apps-custom-visual/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/from-insights-to-action-with-the-power-apps-custom-visual/           Power BI makes it possible for anyone to explore data and find insights to make better business decisions. But often, the insight itself isn’t the end result – instead, an action needs to READ MORE

04

Jan

Congratulations to the Winners of the “Bookmarking Feature” Contest!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-winners-of-the-bookmarking-feature-contest/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-winners-of-the-bookmarking-feature-contest/           You may remember that the “Bookmarking Feature” contest launched a few weeks ago to feature the recently updated bookmark feature in Power BI Desktop. We had so many amazing submissions that showcased your READ MORE

04

Jan

Asynchronous refresh with the REST API for Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services unlocks datasets with potentially billions of rows for non-technical business users to perform interactive analysis. Such large datasets can benefit from features such as asynchronous refresh.

We are pleased to introduce the REST API for Azure Analysis Services. Using any programming language that supports REST calls, you can now perform asynchronous data-refresh operations. This includes synchronization of read-only replicas for query scale out. Please see the blog post Introducing query replica scale-out for Azure Analysis Services for more information on query scale out.

Data-refresh operations can take some time depending on various factors, including data volume and level of optimization using partitions. These operations have traditionally been invoked with existing methods such as using TOM (Tabular Object Model), PowerShell cmdlets for Analysis Services, or TMSL (Tabular Model Scripting Language). The traditional methods may require long-running HTTP connections. A lot of work has been done to ensure the stability of these methods, but given the nature of HTTP, it may be more reliable to avoid long-running HTTP connections from client applications.

The REST API for Azure Analysis Services enables data-refresh operations to be carried out asynchronously. It therefore does not require long-running HTTP connections from client applications. Additionally,

03

Jan

Year in Review Contest: Jan. 3-Jan. 31
Year in Review Contest: Jan. 3-Jan. 31

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/year-in-review-contest/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/year-in-review-contest/           Happy New Year! What better way to kick off 2018 than by entering this contest for a chance to win a fabulous prize? Read the full blog post for details and the link READ MORE