Microsoft are pleased to announce a new offering that builds on their cloud-first data platform — Power BI for Office 365. Unveiled by Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Business, during his keynote at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365 which provides information workers with data analysis and visualization capabilities to identify deeper business insights from their on-premises and cloud data.
Power BI for Office 365 brings self-service BI solutions to everyday business users through the familiar tool they already use – Excel. By betting on Excel, Microsoft bring the power of big data insights to the people who are closest to the business – not a specialist with an expensive, specialized tool — but everyone in the organization can find deeper insights that will help them make better decisions. By delivering this service from Office 365, this can reach thousands of organizations who already trust Microsoft as a cloud service provider – one in four of our enterprise customers now has Office 365 – with a cloud service that deploys in minutes.