Welcome to the Power BI Community Blog!

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

If you are attending Ignite 2018, stop by to meet the Business Applications Communities Team in the Microsoft Showcase Area on Level 2 in the West Hall of the Orange County Convention Center.

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09/27/18 Webinar: Using SVG Images in Power BI

by Administrator await ‎09-11-2018 04:23 PM - edited ‎09-11-2018 04:26 PM

Join Charles Sterling and David Eldersveld as they walk through how you can work with SVG images as Image URLs in Power BI.

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Join Charles Sterling and Shakun Grover as they walk through using real-world visualizations in your Power BI dashboard.  Microsoft Visio offers the perfect canvas for visually contextualizing data and depicting process flows. Using the new Visio visual for Power BI, you can easily bring alive Visio's powerful visualization capabilities right within your Power BI dashboards to drive insights and action.

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Join Charles Sterling and the creators of PowerBI.Tips and Microsoft MVPs, Seth Bauer and Mike Carlo, as they share with you their ever-increasing grab bag of Power Tricks, Tips and Tools they have published to https://PowerBI.Tips over the last 6 months.  Demos will include their latest theme generator, tips and tricks, and the latest Power BI Layouts.

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Join Charles Sterling and Reid Havens as they cover building a KPI scorecard with custom visuals in Power BI. 

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Join Charles Sterling and Daniel Christian as Daniel covers how PowerApps and PowerBI can provide school teachers the apps with reports.

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Bringing the Awesomeness of Power BI to School Children

by TaylorNathan Frequent Visitor ‎07-23-2018 06:10 PM - edited ‎07-23-2018 06:11 PM

Kids love tech!  My son asks me what I do with Power BI.  So I showed him, then he told his teacher about it and the school asked me to show Power BI to their Kindergarten class.  Check out the full story. 

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Discover Community at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎07-23-2018 01:25 PM - edited ‎07-24-2018 12:50 PM

The Microsoft Business Applications Summit is here.  If you can’t be here in person, then join us online.  I will give you updates throughout the Summit to keep you update on what is happening.  Please check back often to see updates. 

 

 

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Who’s going to Microsoft Business Applications Summit? Be sure to check out one of our featured sessions, “Power BI and the Future for Modern and Enterprise BI.” In this all-up Power BI session we’ll show you Power BI’s vision for unifying modern and enterprise BI and expanding self-service BI for big data. Come experience the newest capabilities available in Power BI and see what's coming next. We hope to see you there! Learn more on our event website.

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Learn how Mapbox and Power BI can use location data to tell your story using next generation maps.

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The Microsoft Business Applications Summit is almost here, and even if you’re not joining us in Seattle, you can take part too – catch the opening keynote livestream on Monday, July 23 from 8:30 – 10am PDT, and learn what’s new and next for Microsoft Business Applications.

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

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎07-17-2018 12:30 PM - edited ‎07-17-2018 12:38 PM

Join Charles Sterling and Ted Pattison as they walk through what is new and coming for Power BI Embedded in July 2018. 

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The Power BI World Tour is back! These value packed two-day events will take place in eight cities over the course of four months. Registration is open – secure your seat today to engage in this local learning opportunity!

 

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Time is running out! Join our community, partners, and experts at Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

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Power BI Global Challenge Sweepstakes

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎06-27-2018 11:58 AM - edited ‎07-03-2018 09:43 AM

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Calling all Power BI fans and social change enthusiasts!  Want to share your Power BI skills with community members and present data that will inspire change? Here’s your chance!  Grab some data that is meaningful to you, use Power BI to bring the data to life, show us how you put everything together in a video, or submit your data report. 

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PUG World Tour

by mbenjamin Member on ‎06-22-2018 11:51 AM

It’s baaaaack! The PUG World Tour will be kicking off this summer, so be sure to register for a conference near you.

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The winners of the 2018 PUG Data Visualization Shootout were announced at Data & BI Summit in Dublin. Four industry experts competed for prizes and bragging rights at a fast-paced contest hosted by MVP Markus Ehrenmueller.

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Get ready to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the event for Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps and Flow users, July 22-24 in Seattle. We’ve just announced our featured speaker lineup – you won’t want to miss these experts, plus three amazing keynotes. Check it out!

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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 mbenjamin Member 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 mbenjamin Member 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 ‎03-30-2018 08:54 AM - edited ‎06-28-2018 03:44 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 mbenjamin Member ‎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 MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎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 MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎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 MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎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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