Happy Birthday Power BI

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Power BI | No Comments


One year ago, at 24th of July 2015 the new Power BI born. I still remember my first blog post of the new Power BI series written about new features of Power BI 2.0 General Availability. From that time, Power BI team made great effort to update this product every month and even more frequent. Power BI turned one year now, It is unbelievable when I think about it; how much a product can enhance in only one year. Thanks to Microsoft team for their great efforts. In this post I like to thank Microsoft team, users of Power BI, and you readers of my blog.

One Year Ago


Power BI 2.0 at 24th of July 2015 was too different from the product that you know today. Many new features added, many fixes applied, and there are still many improvements to come. I personally seen myself how businesses changed their self-service BI solution from other vendors to Power BI not only because of great features of this product, but also because of rapid improvement cycle of it.

Free Book: Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star

From a week after first GA release of Power BI 2.0 in July 2015, I’ve started writing an online and up-to-date book for Power BI named; Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star. In the past 12 months I’ve written 40+ posts for this online book. I did my best to keep it regular, however in the next 12 months (starting today) I’ll promise more posts every week. Hopefully this book can help you to find an answer or solution for your Power BI real world case scenarios.

Happy Birthday Video: From Power BI Community

Few days ago Adam Saxton and Paul Turley started a very nice idea of creating a Happy Birthday video from Power BI community. And in very few days this is created. Leila and I also been part of this proudly, hope you enjoy it;


Ladies and Gentlemen; Your Power BI Team for 2016

power bi team large

I’ve seen this picture i Twitter one day, and not sure if all Power BI team is involved here or not, but a good shot I’d say. Thanks to their efforts Power BI is now changing the world with self-service BI solution. I am more than happy to be a very small part of this story and help people around the world to find a best solution for their data analysis challenges.

Last but not least, thanks to all my blog readers, You! I couldn’t have write Power BI online book so far without your support. With your comments I get the best and most valuable feedbacks, and even without that I still can understand based on the number of views on each page, that how I did write about a particular topic. Based on this feedback I do my best to always improve the way I contribute to Power BI community. So, my blog readers; You Rock! Thanks!



Reza Rad
Reza Rad is an Author, Trainer, Speaker and DW/BI Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 15 years’ experience in databases, programming and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform for seven continues years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. He is author of some SQL Server and BI books, and also Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star.

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