What is Power BI?
Power BI is a suite of analytical tools designed to give you a detailed view about organization. Power BI allows you to connect hundreds of data sources, to simplify the data preparation and generate ad-hoc analyses. Your reports and dashboards can be published by the organization and viewed by all users, via, both the web interface and the mobile devices.
With Power BI you can analyze everything that matters to you. Connect on-premise or on-cloud databases, Excel files, Text or CSV, Web sites, Data streaming, SaaS applications (Dynamics CRM, MS Project, Salesforce, Mail Chimp, etc.). Moreover, every month there are issued new types of data sources that can be connected to Power BI.
With Power BI, you can identify the ideal way to present the information so it can be understood at a glance. At your disposal, is a whole programmers community who creates a wide variety of personalized views that can extend the basic functionality you receive in Power BI.
Put the advanced analysis algorithms developed by Microsoft Research to discover new correlations between your data, displayed in the most intuitive way. Basically, Microsoft's research will show you the interesting things in your data and the correlations found between the different data and columns, so you can benefit from all of them.
Last but not least, the simplest way to find out an information is to ask in a natural language, such as "What was the total profit from last year?" With Power BI you can explore your intuitive data by asking questions in a natural language and getting the answer in reports and graphics form. The functionality developed by Microsoft recognizes the words you used and finds out what data structure from your information to use to find the answer.
Power BI helps you to create dashboards that summarize multiple views in order to give you a complete picture about the organization. The views you use in the dashboard are promoted from the reports you use, so the access to them brings directly the detailed information from the report.