I absolutely love Power BI, and a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft snuck out a preview product which takes all of the good parts of the PowerBI that we like in Excel (which is pretty much everything – PowerQuery, PowerPivot, PowerView etc.) and packaged it up into a nice little standalone product that they call the Power BI Designer. And you can download it for free directly from your PowerBI portal within Office 365.
You can also post everything that you create within the Power BI Designer to the new and improved Power BI sites within Office 365, and from there you can use Power Q&A to search through your data and then create summary dashboards that combine information from multiple sources.
So when the AXUG asked me to host a webinar for them next Monday I couldn’t think of a better topic – especially since the new Power BI Designer allows you to create your own dashboards and analytics practically for free.
If you are free between 2pm & 3pm EST next Monday (Jan 26th) then you may want to register, grab a cup of coffee and drop on by – here is the link: http://www.axug.com/Widgets/Generic?cobaltsrc=https://dciportal.cobaltsaas.com/Meetings/Registration/MeetingDetails.aspx?mid=23dcc690-348b-478c-b120-7a3b089be46e#tab0
Here is a sneak peek into what I will be showing you how to create directly from the Dynamics AX data
PS. If you are not an AXUG member, and still want to see the presentation then use the 30 day trial to register and sneak on in.
PPS. Even if you don’t have Dynamics AX, then drop on by – this product is great and you can use it to report off anything you like.
About The Author: Murray Fife is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, Author of over 20 books on Microsoft Dynamics AX, and Solution Architect at I.B.I.S. Inc. with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Like most people in his industry he has worked in many different roles during his career, including as a developer, an implementation consultant, and a trainer which gives him a great understanding of the requirements for both customers and partners. He is a regular contributor to the Dynamics AX community and in addition to hosting presentations for I.B.I.S. presents regularly for the AXUG and MS Dynamics World, has spoken at Microsoft Convergence and AXUG Summit conferences. If that was not enough, he works closely with Microsoft evaluating with their beta products and also is a Council Member on the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance trying to help educate the new generation of consultants on Dynamics AX.