I’m at the Business Analytics conference and I thought of sharing the news that I get to listen here!
On day #1, Kamal Hathi & Amri Netz are keynote speakers today.
They started with progress made during past few months (Power Query, Power BI, Power Map, SQL server 2014, Azure HDInsight….)
Then they shared some user adoption data…
Power Pivot & Power Query:
wow 2 million+ downloads of #powerpivot, 100000 downloads of #powerquery per month #passbac
— Christopher Webb (@Technitrain) May 8, 2014
They also shared user adoption data about Power BI:
They use Power BI to track user adoption of Power BI.
Kamal: Over 1 million questions asked in Q&A in April 2014. Wow. Way cool. #passbac
— Mark Vaillancourt (@markvsql) May 8, 2014
Nice user adoption numbers of msft BI #passbac pic.twitter.com/JhGAzAmxSz
— Rafael Salas (@RafSalas) May 8, 2014
Power BI demo contest: if you’ve not seen some of the amazing demo’s that were submitted during the Power BI demo’s then you can read them here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/02/15/give-a-high-five-to-the-top-five-finalists-in-the-power-bi-demo-contest.aspx
Microsoft is committed to having Power BI native apps on different platforms and enable BI on any device
Nice! Power BI app on #iOS will be available in summer & more native apps coming too! #mobilebi #passbac
— Paras Doshi (@paras_doshi) May 8, 2014
SSRS with Power BI:
Reporting Services will run natively in PowerBI by the end of this summer. #passbac #happydance
— Angel Abundez (@AngelStreamline) May 8, 2014
BI for the masses
It’s great to see Microsoft committed to create easy to use tools!
The Age of Classic BI -> The Age of Self Service BI -> The Age of Data.
In the new age, everyone in the organization who is curious will have tools that they can use to get to the answers!
Analysis of Tourism in Hawaii. It was really entertaining 🙂
New features in Power BI:
create dashboards using natural language (KPI editor)
Creating dashboards by using natural language in #powerbi #passbac #sqlpass. Just WOW.
— Niko Neugebauer (@NikoNeugebauer) May 8, 2014
Forecasting in Power View:
Announcing forecasting in #PowerView 😀 #PASSBAC AWESOME!!!
— Jason Thomas (@SQLJason) May 8, 2014
Forecasting in #powerBI looks awesome #PASSBAC pic.twitter.com/e4deUUxnvZ
— Jen Stirrup (@jenstirrup) May 8, 2014
Tree maps in Power View
And I just saw a Tree maps in Power View!
Drag items from one chart to another!
you should now be able to drag items from one chart to another chart!
Combine two charts into one!
Nice interactivity feature
The journey to DATA CULTURE begins today…