What is Power BI?
Released by Microsoft in 2015, Power BI is a revolutionary reporting tool that incorporates the best bits of Microsoft’s Office suite to produce beautiful, interactive reports in record time.
Leveraging PowerQuery’s capabilities to almost instantly extract and transform data from a wide variety of sources, PowerPivot’s abilities to combine and analyse that data and then using some heavily upgraded pivot charts to show off your data and insights, Power BI is a game changer for anyone who has to regularly (or even occasionally) produce a report.
Oh and all of the above? Free.
If you want to upgrade to Power BI Pro then you’ll have the ability to share your reports wherever there’s an internet connection, create workspaces for colleagues where you can store your and discuss your insights, restrict access to datasets so that colleagues can only see what you give them access to, set up scheduled refreshing.