Happy Birthday Power BI


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!



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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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