I had already written in the past, that I like to combine new technologies to build new solutions. There are new technologies coming which might get not that attention yet they would deserve. My recent attention got caught by Power BI. I had some sort of idea what Power BI would be but not in detail so I did some research to get a better picture. My intension is to give you a brief idea what Power BI for Office 365 and Power BI is, because I will do some future blog posts on Power BI and will refer to this post. Power BI for Office 365 will not be my focus, because it is somewhat “old” and too tight up.
Microsoft Power BI is a collection of online services and features that enables you to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways. There are two experiences now available for Power BI: the current experience, generally referred to as Power BI for Office 365, and a new experience for Power BI, currently offered as a public preview.
So there are TWO Power BI thingies out there.
- Power BI integrated into Office 365
- Power BI (I call it “standalone”)
The Power BI for Office 365 version is the older and probably more known version of the Power BI family, than the new Power BI version which currently is in a preview version available. So what are the main differences?