Dec 1 2017

Microsoft Power BI: Making Data Accessible


Excel Hint – Making Microsoft Data Accessible via Power BI




The most Powerful Dashboards: As Microsoft notes,

Power BI Dashboards are a wonderful way to monitor your business, to look for answers, and to see all of your most-important metrics at a glance.” While they are quite attractive, “a dashboard isn’t just a pretty picture; it’s highly interactive and highly customizable and the tiles update as the underlying data changes.” Power BI’s dashboards constantly process information to give you the distilled data you need. This is the epitome of accessibility


Microsoft Power BI reduces the number of hours businesses spend searching for the information that they need to run their organization. Microsoft Power BI can make that data accessible.




All of the data that businesses use are stored on computers. It can be stored in of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, and Azure. All of that critical data saved all over the place.


The downside to having all of this information is that it can be difficult to actually find the data you need when you need it. Take for example a quarterly sales report become that you need to locate before an important meeting.


Microsoft Power BI was designed to make it easy to access your data when you need it, and to do so quickly. That is Power BI.


As we covered in the first blog in this series, BI is built on data, BIG Data. BI software saves you time by putting all of that data in one place.


Power BI is a Relational Database that not only puts all of your data in one place, it allows you to use the Microsoft Excel intuitive interface that you are familiar with.


Here is (This is an “Excel Hint”). In the full edition of our blog (the second of four on this topic) we explain how Microsoft Power BI can make your data accessible so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of hunting for it.


If your organization needs to hire a Microsoft Certified Power BI Developer, reach us via our contact form.


If you want to get answers to your Microsoft Power BI questions, visit our free Microsoft Forums at, here is the link to the Power BI forum.


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