Connect to your data easily with the new Power BI Preview


One of the biggest challenges with implementing a business intelligence solution is connecting to your data.  Understanding the data that resides in your business critical systems is essential for making business decisions. Getting that data into your BI solution is often a costly, time consuming process.  The new version of Microsoft’s Power BI allows you to easily connect to your line of business SaaS apps by providing prebuilt content packs!

To allow customers to get stated quickly we now provide new out-of-the-box connectors for Salesforce, Zendesk, Marketo, SendGrid, GitHub, Dynamics CRM Online, and Dynamics Marketing. With an existing subscription to one of these services, customers can login from Power BI and get rich content in the form of dashboards, reports and datasets. This offering is currently in Public Preview, so get started with testing your BI SaaS integrations today!


Also, notice the “Coming Soon” app content packs that will be delivered in the near future.

For more information on the new Power BI Preview and to understand the differences between Power BI for Office 365 (offer currently in market) and Power BI Preview, see the following blog.

Michael Kophs
Partner Technology Strategist

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