“For many companies data is buried treasure. There are riches in there that can completely and utterly transform a company’s fortunes, but they don’t do you any good if you don’t have the tools to dig them up” according to Geoff Carter, writer of Amir Netz profile on Microsoft Stories. Over the last month we made several improvements to Power Query, Power Map and Data Source Management. We also saw 10 great examples on how companies from different geographies and industries are successfully using Power BI today. With the World Cup’s first game on June 12th, we saw how Marc Reguera used Power View to unlock insights from historic data, how Q&A can help anyone analyze data on the fly just asking questions and getting visualizations back, and how Power Map can help you tell a simple story in a beautiful way.
Enjoy the Power BI news round-up!
June Product Updates
06/03/14 – New in Power BI: Data Source Management
06/10/14 – Power Map Updates: Several quality improvements. Enhanced the stability of Power Map using customer feedback and error reports. Also big improvements to the experience of interacting with maps on touch devices. This should make the experience feel smoother, more fluid, and more predictable.
06/26/14 – 6 new updates in Power Query – June 2014
June Power BI Articles
06/12/14 – Try Power BI Q&A with World Cup data!: For any soccer or futbol fan the best demo ever! Using Q&A on 20 years of World Cup data
06/16/14 – 10 Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Success Stories: Learn how 10 different companies are using Power BI for Office 365 to build their businesses
06/19/14 – Visualizing the World Cup history with Excel and Power BI: Marc Reguera uses Power View to learn 6 new things about the World Cup
06/23/14 – Amir Netz – mining for digital gold: Geoff Carter’s article on our own Amir Netz published on Microsoft Stories
06/30/14 – 15 World Cup history facts with Power Map: Igor Peev delights us with a beautiful Power Map tour showing us 15 facts about the World Cup
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Thanks again to our community!