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Microsoft Added Formatting to Q&A so I wrote a quick Power Q&A Tutorial

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Microsoft Power BI team has released a lot of new features to http://app.powerbi.com including lots of formatting enhancements for Q&A (please follow this link for additional details http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/07/15/new-capabilities-added-to-power-bi.aspx ) In this post I wanted to show you how you might get started on Power Q&A using the Retail Analysis Sample that is currently available in powerbi.com If you don’t see

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Power BI Now Supports Refresh for Designer-built Datasets

Refresh has been a bit of an issue with Power BI. The “old” version of Power BI bundled with Office 365 supports refreshing Power Pivot models against a lot of different data source types using the Power BI Gateway. The “new” version at PowerBI.com until recently only supported refresh of Power Pivot models and only against Azure and a few

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Power BI Designer Now Connects to Google Analytics… Power Query Doesn’t

I am sure it is only a matter of days (hours ?) before Power Query is updated with the Google Analytics connector as well, but I find it very interesting that new Power Query features are now first released in Power BI Designer. I had speculated earlier that Microsoft would/should focus on Designer as the primary means for innovation delivery

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