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Power BI for Office 365 | Self Service BI in Excel


Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 is a collection of features and services that enable you to Visualize data, share Discoveries, and Collaborate in intuitive new ways. Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 provides an Organization-wide Self-service Business Intelligence (BI) infrastructure, and brings Excel workbook sharing, Online collaboration, and IT infrastructure together into a holistic offering.

Power BI consists of many features and services, and works seamlessly with Excel. Use Excel to create compelling content, data models, and visualizations, and then use Power BI to share, collaborate, and extend those insights

>> Self-Service BI Features in Excel: these features extend the data-specific features and capabilities of Excel 2013:
 

1. Power Query – Discover: easily discover and connect to data from public and corporate data sources


 
2. Power Pivot – Analyze: create a sophisticated Data Model directly in Excel


 
3. Power View – Visualize: create reports and analytical views with interactive data visualizations

4. Power Map – Visualize: explore and navigate geospatial data on a 3D map experience in Excel


 
>> Power BI for Office 365: these features amplify the self-service BI capabilities created in Excel by making them available in a collaborative online environment:

5. Power BI Sites – Share Data & Insights: Share, View, and Interact with reports in these collaborative Power BI sites


 
6. Power BI Q&A – Get Answers: use natural language queries to find, explore, and report over your data


 
7. Query and Data Management – share and manage queries and data sources, and view query usage analytics

8. Power BI Windows Store App – Access Data Anywhere: view reports on the go, with the Power BI app


 
>> IT Infrastructure Services for Power BI: these features get Power BI running in your organization, and enable IT professionals to provide, manage, and secure Power BI services:

9. Provision Power BI for Office 365 – create a tenant, and get Power BI for your organization

10. Power BI Admin Center – manage your organization’s Power BI infrastructure from a site

11. Data Management Gateway – connect on-premises data to the cloud, seamlessly and securely
 

Power BI Provisioning Guide: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=317870

Power BI Getting Started Guide: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/redir/HA104103589.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104103581

Power BI MSDN Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/
 

Learn More: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/power-bi-for-office-365-overview-and-learning-HA104103581.aspx


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