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Announcing New AI and Enterprise features for Power BI


As we kick off the Microsoft Business Application Summit with our amazing community at Atlanta, I wanted to share some exciting Power BI news as part of the event.

You can watch the general session where we delivered all of this news and more on-demand.

In a world in which data is coming from everywhere, Power BI is about helping our customers embrace a data culture, where every employee can make better decisions based on data. The growth of Power BI has been staggering – customers ingest more than 20PB of data to Power BI every month, lighting up over 30M reports and dashboards, and the Power BI service processes over 12M queries per hour.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Gartner named Microsoft a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms for 12 consecutive years.

Today we’re making significant new announcements that will help our customers driver a data culture.

Simple, fast, intuitive experiences

To build a data culture, everyone in an organization needs to be empowered to work with data. At its core, BI is a collaborative process. We’re investing in simple, intuitive experiences that are familiar to users of Excel and PowerPoint. Users get monthly updates that include navigation, streamlined viewing, and user collaboration—focusing on simpler ways to explore, find, and share insights. In addition, we are always listening and learning from our Power BI community. Several capabilities today have come directly from the community’s feedback and from our Ideas forum.

● New look for Power BI Desktop: The new UI for Power BI Desktop allows “citizen analysts” to explore data, get answers, and make decisions without relying on learning specialized skills. It employs the familiar PowerPoint experience to accelerate the ability to perform data analysis regardless of role.

● New look for the Power BI service: Report consumers, on the other hand, will have a new consumption experience including new navigation UI elements to match the consistent fluent design language allowing users to find and consume content more easily.

● Siri Shortcuts: We’re happy to announce that the Power BI Mobile iOS app is now integrated with Siri shortcuts. Now, you’ll be able to just say “Hey Siri, open my report” and you’ll get the content you’re looking for. Learn more about the preview.

● Visual level filtering on slicers: We are also excited to announce the release of visual level filters for slicers, a top 10 item in our ideas forum with over 2,800 votes. A great example of user-driven innovation.

● Personalized visualization pane: The personalized visualization pane is available, giving report authors the ability to choose which marketplace visuals are available for them persistently in Power BI Desktop. Marketplace visuals are widely used by the Power BI community and now they are easier than ever to integrate into Power BI reports.

Try the new UI today by downloading the new release of Power BI Desktop.

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