Exciting new BI features in Excel

Yesterday during the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference we announced some exciting new Business Intelligence (BI) features available for Excel. Specifically, we announced the expansion of the BI offerings available as part of Power BI–a cloud-based BI solution that enables our customers to easily gain insights from their data, working within Excel to analyze and visualize the data in a self-service way.

Power BI for Office 365 now includes:

  • Power Query, enabling customers to easily search and access public data and their organization’s data, all within Excel (formerly known as “Data Explorer“).  Download details here
  • Power Map, a 3D data visualization tool for mapping, exploring and interacting with geographic and temporal data (formerly known as product codename “Geoflow“).  Download details here.
  • Power Pivot for creating and customizing flexible data models within Excel. 
  • Power View for creating interactive charts, graphs and other visual representations of data.

Head on over to the Office 365 Technology Blog, Office News Blog, and Power BI site to learn more.