Category Archives : Business Intelligence

23

Jul

Power BI Desktop July 2018 Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop July 2018 Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/           July is a big release for us on the Power BI Desktop team! Our most exciting feature this month is a preview of Composite models. This feature lets you seamlessly extend your DirectQuery READ MORE

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18

Jul

7/19/18 Webinar: Next Generation Location and Data Analysis using Mapbox and Power BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/7-19-18-webinar-next-generation-location-and-data-analysis-using-mapbox-and-power-bi/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/7-19-18-webinar-next-generation-location-and-data-analysis-using-mapbox-and-power-bi/           Join Charles Sterling and Sam Gehret as they walk through how Mapbox and Power BI can use location data to tell your story using next generation maps.

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16

Jul

Webinar 7/17/2018 July 2018 Update for Power BI Embedded with Ted Pattison

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-7-17-2018-july-2018-update-for-power-bi-embedded-with-ted-pattison/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-7-17-2018-july-2018-update-for-power-bi-embedded-with-ted-pattison/           Join Charles Sterling and Ted Pattison as they walk through what is new and coming for Power BI Embedding in July 2018.

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12

Jul

Power BI expands self-service prep for big data,unifies modern and enterprise BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-expands-self-service-prep-for-big-data-unifies-modern-and-enterprise-bi/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-expands-self-service-prep-for-big-data-unifies-modern-and-enterprise-bi/           New capabilities for advanced data prep, enterprise-scale modeling and reporting.

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10

Jul

7/12 Webinar: Text Analysis in Power BI with Cognitive services with Leila Etaati

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/7-12-webinar-text-analysis-in-power-bi-with-cognitive-services-with-leila-etaati/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/7-12-webinar-text-analysis-in-power-bi-with-cognitive-services-with-leila-etaati/           Get a sneak peak of the Business Application Sumit content with a preview of one of the sessions Leila will be doing at the Business Applications Summit!

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10

Jul

Power BI Service and Mobile June Feature Summary
Power BI Service and Mobile June Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-june-2018-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-june-2018-feature-summary/           The month of June flew by quickly for Power BI. With summer in the air and MBAS just around the corner, we are laser focused on planning another unforgettable conference for you in READ MORE

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09

Jul

Power BI Embedded dashboards with Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed “serverless” PaaS service in Azure built for running real-time analytics on fast moving streams of data. Today, a significant portion of Stream Analytics customers use Power BI for real-time dynamic dashboarding. Support for Power BI Embedded has been a repeated ask from many of our customers, and today we are excited to share that it is now generally available.

What is Power BI Embedded?

Power BI Embedded simplifies how ISVs and developers can quickly add stunning visuals, reports, and dashboards to their apps. By enabling easy-to-navigate data exploration in their apps, ISVs help their customers make quick, informed decisions in context. This also enables faster time to market and competitive differentiation for all parties.

Additionally, Power BI Embedded enables users to work within the familiar development environments, Visual Studio or Azure.

Using Azure Stream Analytics with Power BI Embedded

Using Power BI with Azure Stream Analytics allows users of Power BI Embedded dashboards to easily visualize insights from streaming data within the context of the apps they use every day. With Power BI Embedded, users can also embed real-time dashboards right in their organization’s web apps.

No changes are required for your existing

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09

Jul

Power BI Embedded dashboards with Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed “serverless” PaaS service in Azure built for running real-time analytics on fast moving streams of data. Today, a significant portion of Stream Analytics customers use Power BI for real-time dynamic dashboarding. Support for Power BI Embedded has been a repeated ask from many of our customers, and today we are excited to share that it is now generally available.

What is Power BI Embedded?

Power BI Embedded simplifies how ISVs and developers can quickly add stunning visuals, reports, and dashboards to their apps. By enabling easy-to-navigate data exploration in their apps, ISVs help their customers make quick, informed decisions in context. This also enables faster time to market and competitive differentiation for all parties.

Additionally, Power BI Embedded enables users to work within the familiar development environments, Visual Studio or Azure.

Using Azure Stream Analytics with Power BI Embedded

Using Power BI with Azure Stream Analytics allows users of Power BI Embedded dashboards to easily visualize insights from streaming data within the context of the apps they use every day. With Power BI Embedded, users can also embed real-time dashboards right in their organization’s web apps.

No changes are required for your existing

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02

Jul

Power BI Developer community June update
Power BI Developer community June update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-june-update/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-june-update/           This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI Developers community- Power BI Embedded and Custom Visuals.

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02

Jul

Securing the connection between Power BI and Azure SQL Database

How can you connect to Azure SQL Database from the Power BI service in a secure fashion? The easiest way to limit access to the database is to select the “allow access to Azure Services” option (Figure1). This can be found in the database server options in the Azure portal. This allows Power BI to access your database. However, it also makes the database visible to any component deployed within Azure, such as a virtual machine. For many organizations this is not sufficient for their security and compliance requirements.


Figure 1: Setting the database access in the Azure Portal.

  The following is a list of suggestions that one may want to consider achieving the organizations security goals:

To start, use VNet service endpoints to further secure access. This feature was introduced at the start of 2018. This is easy to configure. In the Azure portal either create a new virtual network or edit an existing VNet and enable service endpoints for SQL in the VNet (Figure2).

Figure 2: Creating a service endpoint in the virtual network.

Once completed, the next task is to set up a virtual network rule on the database server. This allows us to restrict

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