When Gartner named Microsoft’s Power BI as the leader in their 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms again this February, we knew that we had to refresh our focus on the tool. All lines of business can benefit from its features, from software developers to business analysts, to executives. We typically host educational events focused on Power BI in-person, and when COVID-19 struck, we had to figure out how to continue that education virtually. Throughout April and May, we’ve delivered five weeks of workshops to continue teaching about this platform, and engagement hasn’t dropped since our events had to go virtual. That alone speaks to the reputation Power BI has built.
Microsoft does a tremendous job of promoting Power BI as well. Not only do they release new features and updates every month, but they’re promoted in thorough blog posts in addition to a bulleted list, information for every type of consumer. May’s release was posted at the end of last week; you can take a look at the May feature updates for Power BI here.
Additionally, Microsoft hosted its Business Applications Summit online earlier this month. Just last week, they released the video content for every session they hosted. That’s over 100 sessions focused purely on Microsoft’s Business Applications (like Power BI) for free and on-demand!
Our Data and Analytics team here at Tallan enjoys hosting our education sessions anywhere or way that we can. We’ll continue to host Power BI Dashboard in a Day events live, and we’re working on an on-demand library for ease of access and convenience. In the meantime, we have a ton of other events scheduled and in the works. Check out our events calendar on Tallan.com to see if anything else catches your eye or leave a comment here requesting a topic, platform, or process you’d like to learn more about!