Power BI Now Available Worldwide

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December last year Power BI with new great features was announced to be only available for United States. Recently Microsoft announced that Power BI is now available worldwide (Preview yet), which is great news.

In this post I would like to share some facts about Power BI;

Power BI is cloud BI service of Microsoft.

Power BI is available for Free!

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Power BI has five main components below;

  1. Power Query; To query data from wide range of sources, transform it, and load into a model.
  2. Power Pivot; To Model the data into high performance information provider star schema data set.
  3. Power View; To visualize data with interactive dashboards, graphs, and charts.
  4. Power Map; To visualize geo-spatial data in 3D way.
  5. Power Q&A; As a natural language engine to answer questions about the model.

Power BI recently has an editor: Power BI Designer

Power BI can connect to wide range of data sources.

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Power BI site is available in other platforms and devices!

Power BI made BI simple, low-cost, highly effective for everyone.

 

If you are running a small business and would like to get benefits of BI and Data Analysis with lower costs Power BI is for you.

If you are a large enterprise with wide range of end-users for your BI and Data Analysis Power BI supports multiple platforms with great front-end.

If you are an analyst without technical knowledge of ETL or Data Warehousing, Power BI made data analysis simple for you.

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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 nine 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.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
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.

2 thoughts on “Power BI Now Available Worldwide

  • Hi,
    Thanks for usefull article.
    I download power bi designer and do some stuff, now i want to publish my dashboard for my friends. How can i do this? Can i host the web server of something? Is it free?

    • Hi Vahid,

      Thanks for your visit.
      you should have an account in PowerBI.com website.it is free, just create it, and then in your Power BI site simply upload the file created by Power BI Designer.

      Cheers,
      Reza

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