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PowerBI now GA | Intro & Resources


Power BI for Office 365 is now Generally Available, which is a cloud-based Business Intelligence service that gives people a powerful new way to work with data in the tools they use every day, Excel and Office 365. You can experience both Self-Service BI and Online Services by using Excel and Power BI for Office 365. Power BI delivers a new way to Integrate, Transform and Exploit data through Excel as well as new opportunities to access, Share and Search through Office 365. Power BI is a solution of a Workstation with Excel part and “App”, as well as an Online game with Office 365.
 

Power BI for Office 365 Overview


 

In my [previous] blog post I demonstrated the capabilities of Power BI Components by showing their Videos. Here in this post I’ll provide the Resources to setup Power BI environment for you.
 

>> To start you can Sign up for a Free Trial of Power BI for Office 365 on this site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/powerbi/default.aspx#fbid=v0V8xzuZXJR
 

>> Download components of Power BI integrated into Excel:

1. Power Query

2. Power Pivot

3. Power View

4. Power Map (formerly Geoflow )

5. Power BI Mobile App (or Mobile BI).
 

>> Online Components in Office 365:

6. BI Power for Office 365

7. Power Q&A

8. Data Management and Data Stewardship
 

As part of the Power BI trial you’ll also receive a free 30 day trial of Office 365 ProPlus giving you access to the latest version of Excel. Once you have Excel installed, download and install the Power Query and Power Map add-ins for Excel and learn about the new features with the getting started guide.
 

>> Power BI Offering Options:
1. Power BI, Add-on for E3/E4 Subscribers

2. Power BI, Standalone

3. Power BI, Standalone + Office 365 ProPlus
 

Check following link for “Power BI” current pricing: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/powerBI/pricing.aspx?WT.mc_id=blog_PBI_GA_PBI#fbid=v0V8xzuZXJR


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