Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs. All of this leverages our limitless Azure Data Lake Storage service for any type of data.

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Azure Time Series Insights (TSI) now integrates with Microsoft Power BI.

In this episode of the IoT Show, Deepak Palled, Product Manager, Azure TSI, discusses the two top scenarios for this new capability:

  1. You can integrate data in Azure TSI with other data from line of business applications charted in Power BI to gain new business insights,
  2. You can access additional charting options in Power BI for your Azure TSI data to identify patterns or trends.

Watch Deepak demo how Azure TSI processes data coming from live sensors in Building 121 on the Microsoft Redmond campus and how this the data flows into Power BI for charting.

SandDance provides data visualization in the context of the data you are operating in and gives you interactive data exploration where you can quickly find pattern, trends and anomalies from the data.

It’s rich interactive 3D viewer gives the effects of different attributes on the data and its ease of use provides data engineers with a powerful in place tool to visualize their data.

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The February 2019 update for Power BI Desktop has a preview of the new Key Influencers visual, which lets you perform key drivers analysis over your data with just a few clicks. There are also some major updates for Q&A with the addition of auto-generated questions and the ability to ask Insights related questions. And, much more!