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Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations
Yesterday at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced Power BI for Office 365, a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365, which provides businesses with data analysis and visualization capabilities to derive deeper insights from both their on-premises and cloud data.
Business data continues to grow at an exponential rate and employees are trying to make sense of the flood of incoming information in a more simplified, intuitive manner. Power BI for Office 365 dramatically reduces the barriers for businesses of all sizes to use and deploy familiar, yet powerful, self-service BI tools.
Excel is already a well-loved and familiar tool for analyzing data, so Power BI for Office 365 was built right into this experience and now includes:
This comprehensive set of capabilities in Excel gives the more than one billion Office users the ability to do more with their data through easy-to-use tools that not only connect to traditional structured data, but also allows business users to easily connect to a Hadoop cluster in a company’s data center or to Windows Azure HDInsight in the cloud.
For more on this announcement, please see the SQL Server and Office 365 blogs.
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