Saturday, July 25, 2015

First Look - Power BI 2.0

Yesterday, July 24, 2015, Microsoft announced the general availability of the updated Power BI. While release 1.0 of Power BI was available only to users of Office 365, Power BI 2.0 is open to all. And the basic subscription price is free, while the Pro version only $9.99/month per person.

It's a great tool, and with the latest release, could become the game changer for to the self-service business intelligence market. Excel users will appreciate the integration with Excel, but unlike the first release, you do not need to install any plug-ins. And power users with direct access to the company data warehouse can setup automatic refreshes to the reports and dashboards you have shared with your colleagues. You can ready my in-depth review online at Redmond Magazine First Look Power BI 2.0.

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