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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Last month, Power BI partnered with Hacking STEM and NASA to create an interactive, educational data story to teach students about radiation. Educators loved the idea of bringing Power BI data stories to the classroom, and they are looking for more! So this month, we are launching a "Back to School" Contest to empower and engage students with Power BI! The contest will run from August 1st to September 6th, and the winners will be featured in the Power BI Blog! Channel your love for education and get started today!
Did you know that August 4th is International Friendship Day? But we say, why just one day? So here at the Power BI Community, we are declaring August "Power Platform Friendship Month!" And to celebrate, on August 14th, we will be recognizing the "2019 Season 2 Super Users!"