Lost in the hubbub of Microsoft other announcements and reorganization, the company also introduced Power BI for Office 365, a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365. The product’s aim is to provide Office 365 users with data analysis and visualization capabilities to identify deeper business insights from their on-premises and cloud data. Power Query and Power Map provide tools to build on existing Excel capabilities, and providing means to manipulate data and to create rich 3D geospatial visualizations.
The public preview will be available later this summer. Sign up at www.office.com/powerbi to be pinged.