Nov 29
A Real Power BI Embedded Reporting Application: CFPB Financial Products Consumer Complaints Data

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REAL public insight Dataset used: Consumer Federal Protection Bureau Customer Complaints 2011-October 2016.  - interesting dataset for you financial product professionals. (it is quite enlightening).

Note: This Reporting Application Sample I developed includes some of the latest & greatest features from the recent October Release ... be sure to check back later for more reports that will be developed and added in using new features from the latest November release. (just announced) ... Tone' Shelby

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Jun 29
Tutorial: Power BI Desktop for Beginners: Create your first FREE Power BI report & dashboard in 10 minutes

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Learn how to start from a simple CSV file and create a **FREE Power BI report AND interactive dashboard with geographic visualization in minutes. All this without using Excel. Download the sample file for this video and follow along:



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- How to create a **FREE Power BI account (0:17)
- Overview of the steps required for creating your first Power Bi Desktop dashboard (0:32)
- Download Power BI desktop (0:48)
- Sample CVS File: (1:02)
- Import Data to Power BI Desktop (1:22)
- Create a Power BI desktop Report (2:38)
- Power BI Amazing Filter capability: Anything which is plotted is a Filter (5:49)
- Ctrl + Click to select multiple fields (6:14)
- Publish a Power BI desktop report to Power BI site (6:26)
- Power BI report browser view (7:06)
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- Share a Power BI dashboard (8:27)
- Power BI natural Language Q&A tool: Ask a question in simple English and get answered instantly (8:39)
- Power BI app on mobile (9:50)

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Jun 20
Office 365 - Microsoft Planner now ready for prime time

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June 6th marked the general availability of Microsoft Planner. Over the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans. All users with eligible subscription plans will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available for them to use. No specific action by Office 365 admins is needed. The addition of Planner to the Office 365 lineup introduces a new and improved way for businesses, schools and organizations to structure teamwork easily and get more done. With Planner, teams can create new plans; organize, assign and collaborate on tasks; set due dates; update statuses and share files, while visual dashboards and email notifications keep everyone informed on progress.

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Apr 10
Power BI Knowledge Share Sway & Training Course: Sway Essentials - Learn Sway Today!



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Learn how to best use Sway, the new presentation tool for Office users.

This course explores how to begin with Sway, creating Sways from existing documents or from scratch, and then adding titles, using cards to lay out a storyline, choosing a design, and determining navigation. The course also explores how to embed rich content such as video, audio, maps, Office documents, and images, and how to remix Sways and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and, or even on your own website.

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  • Duplicating and remixing Sways
  • Embedding other content
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Apr 09
Introducing the all new Bing Maps v8 control & enhanced Bing Spatial Data Services


 v8 control For BI ......


Bing is excited to announce the release of the all new Bing Maps v8 control. Their latest high-performance and developer-friendly map control includes rich new features such as Streetside imagery, autosuggest, and spatial analytics tools.bingv8maps

With the v8 control, customers are able to develop sophisticated BI solutions and visualize large amounts of data in new ways all with fewer lines of codes. 

Now adding a map to an application can be as simple as adding a chart or other standard control, helping you reduce costs and time to develop.

The v8 control unlocks a range of key features that are designed to make BI and data visualization richer and more interactive:

  • Autosuggest – Provides suggestions dynamically as you type a location in a search box.
  • Clustering – Visualize large sets of pushpins, by having overlapping pushpins group and ungroup automatically as users change zoom level.
  • GeoJSON Support – Easily import and export GeoJSON data, one of the most common file formats used for sharing and storing spatial data.
  • Heatmaps – Visualize the density of data points as a heatmap.
  • Streetside imagery – Explore 360-degrees of street-level imagery.
  • Spatial Math module – Provides a large set of spatial math operations from calculating distances and areas, to performing boolean operations on shapes.
  • Administrative boundary data – Easily access Bing Maps boundary data.


Explore the Interactive SDK to try out the new features and get details about the all new control at

Bing Spatial Data Services Update

In addition to the v8 control, we have released an update to the Bing Spatial Data Services (SDS).

For those not familiar with this service, it provides three key functionalities: (1) the ability to upload, host and expose your data as a spatial REST service, making it easy to use your data in any application without having to develop your own custom web service; (2) batch geocoding and reverse geocoding; (3) the ability to access administrative boundary data such as polygons for zip codes, cities, and countries.

The new features in SDS are included below:

  • Create custom data sources using KML and Shapefiles.
  • Automatically reproject Shapefiles into the WGS84 Mercator projection used by Bing Maps, making it one step easier to visualize your data on Bing Maps.
  • GeoData Directory allows you to access all child boundaries of an entity using a single request (e.g., retrieve all states by country).

For more information visit their blog or follow the //build/ 2016 sessions on Microsoft's Modern Mapping Platform and Spatial Data Management and Visualization with Bing Maps.

You may also like some of their other Bing APIs that are part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services. For more information view the following recordings from //build/ Microsoft Cognitive Services: Give Your Apps a Human SideMicrosoft Cognitive Services: Build smarter and more engaging experiencesWhat’s New with Bing APIs v5.​​



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Mar 27
Training Course: Learn Power BI Desktop - The Basics

Source: | Instructor:  Gini Courter

Learn Microsoft Power BI Desktop: The Basics >>>

Video duration:    2h 55m | Intermediate | Mar 03, 2016


Get more insights from your data, whether it's stored on your computer or the cloud. Learn how to connect to and merge data with Microsoft Power BI Desktop, the powerful data analysis and visualization software. In this course, you'll learn how to connect various data sources, including Excel, Access, and web data sources (including Facebook), and search and transform the data with simple queries. Gini Courter also shows how to create relationships between data sources, merge data, and build and share reports.

Topics include: 
  • Installing and launching Power BI Desktop
  • Connecting to Excel and CSV files
  • Connecting to a database or web data
  • Querying data
  • Transforming data
  • Creating relationship between tables
  • Merging data
  • Creating visualizations and reports
  • Publishing to the Power BI service
  • Sharing and unsharing reports
Mar 19
Jump Call / Roadmap: Office 365 & Power BI News

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