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Hear from bestselling author and like-minded analytics aficionado Malcolm Gladwell in a special closing keynote. Plus! Explore the session catalog.

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We’re excited to announce registration is open for the first-ever Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Seattle July 22–24! Combining the best of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, Convergence, and the Dynamics 365 Technical Conference, this new event is designed to help you create the best, lasting solutions for your business. Don’t wait – secure your spot today!

 

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PUG Global Hackathon

by Power BI Admin on ‎04-18-2018 10:42 AM

There’s still time to join your local PUG and participate in the PUG Global Hackathon!

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Ready to learn how to use Power BI at a strategic and functional level to drive your business forward?

 

 

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Power BI "Space" Contest winners!

by Power BI Admin on ‎04-09-2018 05:14 PM

Mercury may be in retrograde, but that didn't stop you from creating some fun space-themed Power BI reports. Congrats to the winners! 

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Power BI for: Ever ?!

by Super User on ‎03-30-2018 08:54 AM

Short vent of my enthusiasm about the CDM and CDSA prestented in the business application virtual launch

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The Buisness Applications Virtual Spring Launch that aired on 28th of March, puts a lot of stress to my personal time schedule, but it has been worht the effort ....

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Plan ahead for self-service BI success
Roll out your self-service business intelligence (BI) adoption of Microsoft Power BI with success. Attend the webinar that outlines the role of governance in Power BI adoption. Learn the different governance approaches for different types of BI solutions, as well as the roles and responsibilities needed for an effective self-service BI practice.

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Space and Space Exploration Contest

by Power BI Admin ‎03-15-2018 02:58 PM - edited ‎03-16-2018 03:38 PM

Share a report about space or space exploration to participate in this contest. See official rules for details. 

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Happy Pi Day! 3.14...

by Power BI Admin ‎03-13-2018 04:51 PM - edited ‎03-14-2018 11:59 AM

Let's have some fun celebrating this milestone math day!

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MVP Global Summit | March 4-7

by Power BI Admin ‎03-05-2018 10:36 AM - edited ‎03-05-2018 10:41 AM

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The MVP Global Summit is happening this week in Redmond, WA.  We are super excited to connect with all the MVP's and welcome them to our communities.

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Register for a free Power BI Adoption Framework Webinar

by Power BI Admin ‎02-27-2018 02:39 PM - edited ‎02-27-2018 02:44 PM

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Purchasing Power BI is just the first step in a data driven culture journey. Driving Power BI adoption inside an organization requires a change in people, processes and technology.  Microsoft has developed a structured approach and a methodology to successfully drive organizational adoption of self-service BI.

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Focus 2018 Early Bird Pricing ENDS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

by Power BI Admin ‎02-23-2018 03:17 PM - edited ‎02-23-2018 03:22 PM

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There’s still time to register for Focus at a discounted price.  Early Bird Pricing is available through Wednesday, February 28! Take advantage of this great deal and save $100 instantly.

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Introducing: The Datanauts

by Power BI Admin on ‎02-21-2018 09:49 AM

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s DATANAUTS!  

 

You may have noticed shiny new ranks next to some familiar faces, and I’m pleased to introduce our very first generation of Datanauts 

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Power BI User Day Holland 2018 | March 23-24, 2018 | The Netherlands

by Power BI Admin ‎02-06-2018 05:22 PM - edited ‎02-06-2018 09:08 PM

Power BI User Day Holland is back for a second year!  This year’s conference will be filled with strong technical content, vibrant speakers, and Power BI experts. 

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Data & BI Summit 2018 | April 24-26, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

by Power BI Admin ‎01-29-2018 04:24 PM - edited ‎01-29-2018 04:28 PM

Eager to save on your Data & BI Summit registration? It’s easy: go to databisummit.com, take advantage of Early Bird pricing and save up to €400. Early Bird pricing for Data & BI Summit ends 31 January.

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Difinity Conference 2018 | February 12-14, 2018 | Auckland, New Zealand

by Power BI Admin ‎01-29-2018 11:37 AM - edited ‎01-30-2018 12:08 PM

Want to learn more about Power BI and Business Intelligence?  Come to the Difinity Conference 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.  It is the largest Microsoft Power BI and Business Intelligence conference for the Australia and New Zealand area. During this three-day conference, 40 speakers from all around the world (U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand) will speak at Difinity Conference 2018. This conference will be held at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand February 12-14, 2018. 

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Year in Review: Featured Entry

by Power BI Admin on ‎01-26-2018 03:05 PM

As the “Year in Review” contest starts to wrap up, check out this week’s featured entry!

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Year in Review Progress!

by Power BI Admin on ‎01-19-2018 12:46 PM

The “Year in Review” Contest is off to a great start, and we’re excited to feature a randomly selected entry each week.

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"Year in Review" Contest with Power BI

by Power BI Admin ‎01-03-2018 10:08 AM - edited ‎01-05-2018 08:38 AM

Happy New Year! What better way to kick off 2018 than by entering this contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes? Read the full blog post for details and the attached official rules. 

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Something BIG is coming!

by Power BI Admin on ‎12-20-2017 02:49 PM

Here’s your chance to make your awesome story idea pay off! We’re excited to announce we’ll begin accepting entries for our biggest contest yet on January 3rd.  The winning entrant will walk away with an amazing prize.

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Pardon Our Dust, We’re Making Changes

by Power BI Admin ‎12-14-2017 02:24 PM - edited ‎12-14-2017 02:27 PM

We have exciting changes in the works for the Power BI community. The community is getting a makeover to make it easier to navigate and quickly find what you are looking for. We're redesigning our community to be cleaner, more interactive, and useful for our members.

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Power BI "Bookmark Feature" Contest

by Power BI Admin ‎12-12-2017 09:38 AM - edited ‎12-12-2017 09:47 AM

Enter the Power BI "Bookmark Feature" Contest for a chance to win a Power BI Super Swag Prize Pack! 

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Power BI staff wins gold Stevie Award for Women in Business

by Power BI Admin ‎12-05-2017 10:54 AM - edited ‎12-05-2017 10:33 PM

Have you visited the Power BI Galleries recently? You may wonder what inspired this rich resource for the Power BI community. In late 2016 Sandy Rivas, Community Strategy Manager for Microsoft’s Business Application Group, came up with an idea to motivate members to contribute to the community, educate each other, and celebrate the users through kudos. She worked with her all-woman team to create the Data Stories Gallery and then launched the Motivate-Educate-Celebrate campaign

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Power BI Reporting Webinar: Transforming "Good" to "Great!"

by Power BI Admin ‎11-16-2017 01:56 PM - edited ‎02-20-2018 06:26 PM

Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report is perhaps the most common reporting pitfall.  What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view.  This webinar will walk through the common dos and don’ts of reporting in Power BI, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.

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Register to join Microsoft Business Forward in Chicago

by Power BI Admin ‎10-24-2017 12:34 PM - edited ‎10-24-2017 12:35 PM

Hear from Microsoft executives Judson Althoff EVP Worldwide Commercial Business and James Phillips CVP Business Applications Group about the latest advancements in Dynamics 365 applications to help you transform the way you do business.

 

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London and Copenhagen wrapped up their two-day Power BI World Tour events in August. To read more about the highlights from the World Tour events in London and Copenhagen, check out the event recaps.

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New Webinars on Advanced Query Design and Power BI Embedded

by TedPattison Member ‎08-03-2017 05:58 PM - edited ‎08-03-2017 05:59 PM

 

After receiving 12 Microsoft MVP awards my work with SharePoint development, this week I finally received my first MVP award for Power BI and the Microsoft Data Platform. I guess you could say I am a Born Again MVP! I am very happy to be in the company of so many of my Power BI heroes such as Marcus Russo, Alberto Ferrari and Chris Webb. To celebrate this achievement I have scheduled two public webinars on Power BI next week in which I am going to present some in-depth content. I hope you can make it to one of these webinar and, afterwards, I will post the recordings to the Power BI community site for those who are interested but cannot attend due to time constraints.

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We are very excited to give you a preview of what each of our 18 amazing customers will show you during the Customer Story sessions at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit on June 12 – 13 in Seattle. After much preparation, we've boiled down each presentation to 25 minutes with 5-10 minutes of every session focused on demos.

 

We've made sure we have depth and breadth of customers across several industries like sports, finance, technology, media, and more with many different capabilities showcased, including Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Mobile, PowerApps, R, Azure Machine Learning, IoT, and more. Here's a quick look at what you can expect during the event!

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Meet Datanaut Flox!

by Jessica Regular Visitor ‎06-08-2017 10:29 AM - edited ‎06-08-2017 10:30 AM

This week we announced some of the community events you can expect at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week, and debuted the Datanauts, a collection of space defenders representing Excel, PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI.

 

Today, meet Flox.

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