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On this blog you will find articles, guides and information created by our community members and, from time to time, roundups and community news.

Learn how to get the most from your data — and the Microsoft tools you use every day — at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, the company’s user conference for business analysts. Now in its second year, the event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. And back by popular demand, you can now book an appointment with a Microsoft expert with our recently launched online Schedule Builder.

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With more than 5 million copies sold in 40 countries, Freakonomics is a worldwide phenomenon — and we’re thrilled to announce that authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner will join us for a special guest keynote at Microsoft Data Insights Summit, taking place June 12–13, 2017 in Seattle.

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We recently shared our full session catalog for this year’s Microsoft Data Insights Summit. This week we want to highlight some of the featured speakers  we’ll have at the event. The Data Insights Summit includes an amazing mix of BI experts, product partners, community members, and Microsoft product engineers – all at the conference to help you learn how make the most of your data. We’re thrilled to spotlight Amanda Cofsky, Brian Jones, Chris Webb, Danielle Dean, Jennifer Stirrup, Justyna Lucznik, Kim Manis, Marco Russo, and Rob Collie.

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Vote now for the next Power BI t-shirt!

by Power BI Admin Jessica ‎03-29-2017 10:40 AM - edited ‎03-29-2017 10:41 AM

A week ago we asked you to submit new designs for our next Power BI t-shirt, and we had an amazing response! Now it's time to vote for your favorites.

 

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In February, we announced that our Microsoft Data Insights Summit will return for the second year, and invited you to register and join us June 12-13, 2017 in Seattle, WA. This is THE user conference for Power BI, SQL Server BI, Excel, PowerApps, and Flow.

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Have you ever wished that there was a forum where you could just hang out and talk Power BI? Not an online message board but a live conversation with live people. You could ask questions, share comments or seek guidance about whatever is on your mind.

Keep reading about my adventures with a "Radio Style" Power BI Talk Show, I host each Friday 9AM Pacific. The whole thing started when I was...

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We’re excited to announce the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, our user conference for business analysts, is back June 12 – 13, 2017 in Seattle, WA. This two-day event is designed to help you identify deeper insights, make better sense of your data, and take action to transform your business. The conference sold out last year – and we don’t want you to miss out – so we encourage you to reserve your spot soon. 

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Please help us improve International Power BI!

by Power BI Team Mira ‎11-28-2016 12:46 PM - edited ‎12-05-2016 04:42 PM

We want to invite all of you who use localized versions of Power BI or any international data formats to participate in Power BI International testing. We appreciate any participation which will help us improve international quality of Power BI components. We will give Windows Store credit prizes(https://microsoftmerchandise.com) based on random drawing of folks who file bugs eligible for drawing.

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Going forward the Power BI team will be doing two webinars per week. The first will be on Tuesdays hosted by an industry expert or community leader sharing their knowledge, best practices and guidance with the world

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Free Power BI Webinar 5/24: Data Preparation is the Keystone by Reza Rad

by Power BI Admin chass ‎05-19-2016 12:59 PM - edited ‎05-19-2016 02:52 PM

During this week’s session by Matt Allington on getting started with Power BI for the Excel user; there were several questions about data prep and how to use Dax to create easy to use data models.  Which is a perfect segue to next week’s community webinar:

Data Preparation is the Keystone by Reza Rad

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