I find it interesting that after it's been out for a long while, and after some great attempts by non-Microsoft sources to provide an adequate definition, I am still struggling with being able to provide a succinct explanation of what Power BI is to my customers. My best attempt thus far has boiled down to … Continue reading What is Power BI?
Rumor has it, Microsoft is working on delivering lots more visualization options. Visit this link to take a survey about the Funnel Chart for Power BI.
If you used pictures in your Power View dashboards and tried to deploy these dashboards in your Power BI tenant you are likely to have seen the following warning message: "UNSUPPORTED FEATURES External pictures can't be displayed in Power View Sheets in Office 365". My guess it's only a matter of time when external pictures … Continue reading How to Use Pictures in Your Power BI Power View Dashboards
(Image twitted by Naomi Moneypenny here) Some of the new features that we have been waiting for a long time have been demoed on the Day 1 of WPC 2014 in Washington DC. Although the demo was very brief, we were able to see new types of visualizations such as heat/tree maps, gauges, funnels, etc. … Continue reading New Features of Power BI Demoed at WPC 14
I am very excited to report that as of few days ago, the HTML5 engine for Power View has closed some major gaps with the Silverlight Power View engine. In February of this year I wrote a post comparing various Power View artifacts between Silverlight, HTML5 and Power BI Windows 8 App. At the time, … Continue reading HTML5 Engine for PowerView Getting More Updates
Just a few months ago I wrote a post about what Power View features were supported by Silverlight and HTML5 versions of the product. Today I had to make some corrections, as Maps are now supported in HTML5. The Power BI application for Windows 8 still does not render the map (or the scatter … Continue reading Power View HTML5 Now Supports Maps
In this post I wanted to address several general confusions about Power BI and Microsoft Office. Sometimes I wonder if these confusions have been engineered by design or whether they occurred serendipitously… The most important point to understand is that Power BI is intended to be bundled with the Office 365 Pro version of the … Continue reading Support of Power BI across various versions of Microsoft Office
I have been getting some questions about it recently so I decided to write a few lines in addition to what's now available on the Power BI site. Here is a list of some key points about the tool: No middle-ware components are necessary to provide the connectivity between Excel and the Business Objects server. … Continue reading What is the Microsoft Power BI connector for SAP?
I don't expect that anyone will be blown away, at least initially, with the new demo gallery now available on the Microsoft Power BI site because to a business user, the content of those demos will look a little difficult to relate to if not a little nonsensical. Zany layouts aside, there is, however, a … Continue reading HTML5 and Anonymous access in Power BI… or check out the new Demo Gallery
Now that Power BI is Generally Available (GA) I thought it would be useful to do a quick analysis of how Power View visualizations are supported in Power BI across the three media – Silverlight (default), HTML5 and Windows 8 App Please find a table below for a quick reference Feature Silverlight HTML5 Windows 8 … Continue reading HTML5 support In Power View and Power BI