Hot off the Presses: Microsoft Makes Big Announcement for Power BI
The long awaited announcement of Power BI has come, and will officially be offered for Office 365 as a part of Microsoft’s self-service business intelligence bundle. The pricing announcement came from Microsoft Server and Tools Business President Satya Nadella at this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. This big announcement fills in current Office 365 mobile and cloud BI gaps by using technology from Query and “GeoFlow” (formerly PowerPivot, Power View and Data Explorer). Power BI for Office 365 works in conjunction with Excel and Sharepoint, which allows customers the ability to integrate their on-premise data with Power BI in the cloud.
For more information of Microsoft Power BI see this clip from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference to view a demonstration of this product. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsa-5LGx_IY
Below is an example of the soon-to-come mobile app designed for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices–although iPad app’s are also in the works.