Meet Microsoft Power BI

Powerful Visualization Tool For Your Business


For a long time now, Business Intelligence (BI) has been a discipline and  a practice reserved for hard-core Sql Developers who often build complex data transformation packages and sql queries for highly customized reports. The missing link in all this has always been how to produce compelling charts and graphs based on the underlying data out of the box. Now with Power BI, Microsoft’s newest BI tool, data visualization has just received a huge upgrade! 

Microsoft Power BI is a collection of online services and features that enables you to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways. Currently offered and known as Power BI for Office 365,  Power BI is transitioning to become a separate self-contained online service is expected to come out of Public Preview by the 24th of July 2015, generally avaialable on


Power BI displays dashboards on that are interactive, and can be created and updated from many different data sources. Three elements are primary to the new experience on

  • Dashboards
  • Reports
  • Datasets



In Power BI, dashboards display tiles that represent important information about your business. Tiles are based on reports (just like gauges are based on vehicle data from the engine, the fuel tank, or the battery). You can select a tile to explore more information from the underlying report.

Data Sources

You can connect your PowerBI account to several disparate data sources, as long as you have the access control details. This ability to link up your PowerBI dashboard will  enable you to setup powerful dashboards based on already publicly available






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