Announcing Power BI Embedded and publish to web general availability and preview of the Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts program

Data is the new electricity, it is disrupting existing business models, creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike and is increasingly turning every company into a data company. Driving innovation and building technologies and solutions to help customers get the most out of their data is a core focus for Microsoft. We want customers to be able to not only gain insights from their data but to more easily transform that data into intelligent action.

Yesterday we announced we’re bringing our customers new, modern, enterprise-ready intelligent business apps with the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource.

Today I’m pleased to announce a number of updates that will enable customers to gain greater intelligence from their data, build apps with embedded intelligence and deliver more predictive analytics.

  • Power BI Embedded GA: Microsoft Power BI Embedded will be generally available on July 11, 2016. Power BI Embedded is an Azure service that allows application developers to embed stunning, fully interactive reports and visualizations in customer-facing apps without the time and expense of having to build their own controls from the ground-up.
  • Power BI publish to web GA: Power BI publish to web is generally available today. Power BI lets customers embed interactive Power BI visualizations directly in blogs and websites.
  • Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts Program: Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts is an end-to-end consulting program that brings the power of Microsoft’s unique corpus of social, search and web data to enable customers to enrich and augment their Cortana Intelligence Suite solutions for more accurate outcomes to a wide variety of business problems.
  • Microsoft Data Science Summit: On Sept. 26 – 28, 2016, Microsoft will host its first Data Science Summit. The summit, taking place in Atlanta, will offer hands-on, interactive sessions with the latest big data, machine learning and open source technologies. Registration opens today.

Power BI Embedded

Today we are announcing the upcoming general availability for Power BI Embedded, a cloud-scale service that gives ISVs the ability to create, deploy and manage data-rich applications with ease. By leveraging Microsoft Power BI, ISVs can bring compelling and interactive data visualizations to their customers, allowing their users to explore and engage with data visualizations built right into their applications to quickly and easily unlock insights, and take action. The general availability of Power BI Embedded on July 11 includes world-wide availability, the capability to build and secure data for large-scale multi-tenant applications and flexibility to store data in the cloud with Azure SQL, Azure SQL DW and other SQL-compatible sources. Additionally, we will release SDKs for .NET and JavaScript to simplify development and as well as provide versioned APIs to ensure customers are building against stable APIs as new features are released. Starting in September, we’ll also have new, simplified billing by charging by report loads rather than individual visuals.

Power BI publish to web

Power BI publish to web is now general available at no additional cost to existing Power BI Free and Pro users. The way we tell stories online has changed, in part, due to the ever-growing volume, sources and availability of data. Within any line of work, it is important to be able to easily uncover insights from data, quickly represent those insights visually and immediately share that data story online with your audience.  Microsoft Power BI publish to web makes it easy to build creative and interactive data visualizations that bring stories to life on public websites with clicks, not code. Power BI publish to web helps craft data stories from almost any data source to create compelling, interactive visualizations that can be published online or embedded in with a few simple clicks. NGOs and non-profit organizations, news and media companies, sports and entertainment houses, local or national government bodies, academia, and public enterprises are already using Power BI publish to web to tell compelling public-facing data stories.  We’re also announcing the availability of new Power BI Data stories gallery where people can share Power BI publish to web reports with the world.

Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts

We continue to add intelligence capabilities for Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite customers as well. Today we are happy to announce the preview of Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts. This program lets our customers leverage the power of Microsoft’s unique corpus of social, search and web data to enable customers to enrich and augment their Cortana Intelligence Suite solutions for more accurate outcomes to a wide variety of business problems. It builds upon the success of our consumer offering, Bing Predicts, that correctly predicted every knockout game of the 2014 soccer World Cup and 95 percent of the 2014 US mid-term elections. Read more about it here.

Microsoft Data Science Summit

Microsoft will host its first Data Science Summit from Sept. 26-28, 2016. The summit, co-located with Microsoft Ignite taking place in Atlanta, will offer hands-on, interactive sessions with the latest big data, machine learning and open source technologies. Attendees will hear from thought leaders, data scientists, engineers and customers solving real world problems, make expert connections and learn how to apply new technologies in their business. Registration opens today.

Barb Edson
General Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise

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