Microsoft Updates Power BI With Data-Driven Alerts

An assortment of advanced visualizations like SandDance may help drive user engagement in Power BI, but even the most ardent data explorers have to come up for air on occasion.

A new update for Microsoft’s cloud-powered business intelligence and analytics offering allows users to set notifications when their data hits new highs or lows or starts heading in a different direction. “With data driven alerts in Power BI, you can now get notifications when a metric you care about on your dashboard exceeds a set threshold,” wrote Fetiye Karabay, a Microsoft Power Bi senior program manager, in a July 29 blog post. “Alert notifications will be sent to you as an email, and appear in your notification center on the web and in mobile apps.”

Author: Pedro Hernandez

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