Power BI Expands Reach and Importance

Power BI has expanded from a business intelligence (BI) service for hosting Excel workbooks into a full product family that is less dependent on Excel and includes multiple report design tools, mobile applications, secure connectors to on-premises data, and developer options for delivering reports that reduce subscription requirements. Power BI reporting and dashboards are also appearing in other Microsoft products and services as the default BI solutions, which highlights its importance in Microsoft's overall BI strategy.

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