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heddanewman
Administrator
Administrator

Hello Community Members!  I have loved working on this project with our community success team here at Microsoft.

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Groups!

We are super thrilled to announce that Dynamics 365 and Power Platform communities supporting user groups. If you are a leader please check out the links below and request the creation of your group in this new experience. If you are looking to join, give a look to see if your user group has been requested if you are already a member of one. We hope to see many existing user groups being to join this new experience over the next few weeks and into the Summer. 

Dynamics 365 

Power Platform user groups

Power BI user groups

Power Apps user groups

Power Automate user groups

Power Virtual Agents user groups

 

If you would like more information on the user group program, please read our user group program FAQ before you request the creation of your group. 

 

For any additional questions, you can always reach out to our user group coordinators at d365ppc@microsoft.com.

 

We look forward to seeing you on your user group pages.

KellyK
Administrator
Administrator

Hi all, check out Miguel Martinez blog on the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event!

The Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event is almost here. Join us on April 6, 2021, from 9–10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC -7) to discover how new innovations coming to the 2021 wave 1 release will give you the tools you need to transform your business by:

  • Bringing a new level of innovation and agility to your organization with modular applications that all work together.
  • Unifying relationships, processes, and data with connected, comprehensive, cloud business applications across your organization.
  • Gaining end-to-end visibility while enabling your teams to achieve greater outcomes faster.
  • Thriving as your business changes by extending existing applications and building new solutions.
  • Giving your organization the tools it needs to provide a safer workplace while maintaining productivity as teams work remotely.

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You’ll be able to participate in a live Q&A chat and hear from James Phillips, President, Microsoft Digital Transformation Platform, as he shares stories from customers about how they use Microsoft business applications to drive success.

You’ll also hear from the executives and engineers behind the technology as they discuss the new features and capabilities of Power BI. Here’s a high-level overview:

  • Power BI Pro
    • New quick create feature makes it even easier to author content.
    • Improvements to advanced capabilities like small multiples and composite models.
    • Expanded integration with Microsoft Teams.
  • Power BI Premium
    • New Power BI Premium per user provides an entry-level price point for small and medium businesses and workgroups within larger organizations.
    • The latest version is based on the newest product architecture which provides improved performance and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Power BI Embedded
    • Power BI Embedded now delivers up to 16x faster performance.
    • Added visibility into utilization at the workspace level.
    • A new, lower entry level for paginated reports and AI workloads.

And that’s just the start. Register today to ensure you don’t miss a single update, insight, or in-depth product demonstration from the experts behind them.

Come join us. And experience tomorrow’s innovations for your business—today.

Register now >


See you there! Best, Kelly Kaye

KellyK
Administrator
Administrator

Join us to Learn, Connect and Grow at #MSIgnite! Explore something new or dive back into your favorite content and conversations. Either way, you can start your journey right now. Register here: https://myignite.microsoft.com/

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KellyK
Administrator
Administrator

Join us to thank the Power BI Community for 5 Years of contributions and helping others. Get a sneak peek of the event, and to find out more on our blog.

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JCM_iTalent
Microsoft
Microsoft

Microsoft Business Applications Summit is all about creating greater outcomes for your business. As we evolve our upcoming digital event, we want to hear which topics would be the most beneficial to you.

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tessahurr
Microsoft
Microsoft

At the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, our popular Power Hour session features all the wacky, frequently unseemly, and generally funny things members of our product team have created with Power BI. We’re opening a contest and it’s your turn to show us the crazy things you can build with the flexibility of Power BI.

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JCM_iTalent
Microsoft
Microsoft

Final reminder: Kudos for the "Ask Arun Anything" event will be frozen on February 21st at 3 PM Pacific Time, so make sure to Kudo the announcement post with more details now!

Anonymous
Not applicable

Our business applications community is growing, so we needed a different venue, resulting in a new date and location for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit May 6–7, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. We hope to see you there!

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freder1ck
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

On November 20th, Amir Netz hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event with the Power BI Community. During this AMA event, he talked about a new level of composite data models and gave some tantalizing details. About 20 minutes in, Katie asked "when will mashups with live connections be available?" And another participant asked, "when will mashups with live connections be available?" Amir answered that this is a top priority and might even be the number one request from enterprise customers. He said that there is a large team working on it with lots of investment over two years.

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KHamilton
Microsoft
Microsoft

The next wave of analytics is here and the Power BI team is excited to be an integral partner with the recently launched Azure Synapse Analytics. Enhance your business intelligence (BI) investments with this limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight. Take the next step towards more powerful analytics and data visualizations using Azure Synapse. Unify data silos, gain advanced security control, and perform cloud-scale analytics—and do it all up to 14 times faster and at a 94 percent lower cost than with other cloud providers. 

 

We’re excited about the launch of Azure Synapse and its integration with Power BI and want to share the highlights with you. Please join us for the Analytics in Azure virtual event on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Sign up for the live stream today for reminders, agenda updates, and instructions to tune in live.

 

Azure Synapse brings together enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Build end-to-end analytics solutions with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs, with blazing speed.

 

With Azure Synapse, enabling BI and machine learning is a breeze. It’s deeply integrated with Power BI and Azure Machine Learning to greatly expand discovery of insights from all your data and apply machine learning models to all your intelligent apps.

 

  • Link Power BI and Azure Synapse workspaces together providing a single pane of glass to develop and manage your complete analytics infrastructure.
  • Create enterprise grade semantic models from the Azure Synapse workspace through integration with Power BI Desktop – which helps define KPIs and business logic, apply role based security, and provides a fast in-memory cache.
  • Build Power BI reports directly from within the Azure Synapse workspace and make these reports available to end users.

 

Come learn more at the Analytics in Azure virtual event to find out how to:

 

  • Query petabyte-scale data on demand from the data lake, or provision elastic compute resources for demanding workloads like data warehousing.
  • Build a modern data warehouse enhanced with streaming analytics, machine learning, BI, and AI capabilities.
  • Reduce project development time for machine learning, BI, and AI.
  • Easily optimize petabyte-scale workloads and automatically prioritize critical jobs.
  • Help safeguard data with Azure Active Directory integration, dynamic data masking, column-level and row-level security, and automated threat detection.

 

You’ll hear directly from Gayle Sheppard, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure Data, and John Macintyre, Director of Product for Microsoft Azure Analytics, who will dive deep and demo Azure Synapse. Other Microsoft engineering and analytics experts will join the event with insights and answers to your questions in a live Q&A. Don’t miss your opportunity to ask how Azure Synapse can enable the growth and evolution of your business.  

 

There’s never been a better time to embrace technologies that allow you to unlock insights from all your data to stay competitive and fuel innovation with purpose. Register today for the Analytics in Azure virtual event on December 10. We hope you can join us!

 

REGISTER TODAY

EStieg
Microsoft
Microsoft

WHEN:
November 20, 2019 at  12PM Pacific Time

 

WHO:
Technical Fellow Amir Netz is going to answer some of your most burning Power BI questions. 

 

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WHAT:
This will be an open discussion and QA session for you to ask Amir anything (AAA). 

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freder1ck
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

I was recently working on some strategic analysis for a meeting. The executive assistant working on the presentation reached out to me because she wanted to ensure that the visuals were well aligned with everything else in the presentation. Instead of going back and forth getting things just right, I showed her how to edit the report in the service and use the formatting pane to adjust font, sizing, etc. We’ve been planning to get together to do the same thing in Power BI Desktop-- so the modern ribbon comes just in time for us. She is an expert in PowerPoint, and this improvement enables her to leverage her existing expertise to format data visualizations. Although I got a sneak peek at the modern ribbon, it will soon be released to everyone in the November update. 

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EStieg
Microsoft
Microsoft

WHEN:
November 6, 2019 at 8 AM Pacific Time

 

WHO:
Amanda Cofsky - from the Power BI Desktop Feature Summaries each month in the Power BI Blog.

 

WHAT:
An EARLY sneak peek of the Power BI Desktop release coming the week of November 11th.

 

WHY:
This is your opportunity to learn what cool new features are coming in the release a week before the rest of the world knows! You can also ask Amanda questions about the new features and get all the inside scoop.

 

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jfeil
Microsoft
Microsoft

The Microsoft business applications virtual launch event is almost here! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the new innovations we’re rolling out for Power BI.

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jfeil
Microsoft
Microsoft

If you were an MBAS Speaker, make sure to claim your badge!

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