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Microsoft Power BI Reports Ready To Go Mobile

13 January, 2017

Microsoft Power BI Reports Ready To Go Mobile

After months of development, mobile device users can work with the Power BI Desktop authoring software that can craft reports that look at home on smartphone displays.

After months of tinkering, trying to cram data points, charts and other visualizations produced by Power BI into iPhone and Android handset screens, Microsoft has finally announced the general availability of phone-optimized Power BI reports. Enabling users to accesses the company’s cloud-based business intelligence (BI) software and analytics service on the go is a priority for Microsoft. Last summer, the company launched customizable phone dashboards, followed by the fall release of a Power BI
mobile report experience that renders well on the small screens of Apple iPhones, various Android phones and Windows 10 mobile devices.

Now, with a new update to the Power BI Desktop authoring software, users can craft reports that look at home smartphone displays.”With Phone reports you can specifically tailor a portrait view of your existing report on Power BI Desktop for mobile viewers,” said Romi Koifman, a Microsoft Power BI program manager, in a Jan. 10 announcement. “With this update, everyone can create report views optimized for phones, to enhance the experience of viewing Power BI reports on phones.”

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