Here are this week’s BI-NIGHTS updates.

Power BI – Featured Data Stories

There are some great data stories featured in the Power BI Data Stories showcase. I have to have a special mention to myself that I managed to get my Create Dynamic Periods for Fiscal or Calendar Dates and Dynamic Month Names for Charts also featured which I am really happy about.

You can find all the details here: Congratulations to this month’s Featured Data Stories Gallery submissions

Power BI – Dashboard Makeover

Due to one of the most popular webinars, the Microsoft Power BI Team are going to have another live webinar for the Dashboard Makeover.

It is scheduled for the 13 October 2016.

You can find the details here: Return of the Dashboard Makeover Webinar!

Power BI – Office 365 Adoption Content Pack

In this month’s new content pack from the Microsoft Power BI Team, they have created an Office 365 Adoption Content Pack. This does not only provide great insights into how your organization is adopting and using Office 365, but it also provides great insights into Yammer, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint usage.

You can find all the details here: Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Power BI – JIRA Content Pack

Here is another content pack released this month, and this month it is JIRA. They provide bug, issue tracking, as well as project management capabilities.

So if you are an existing JIRA customer this can provide some great insights into your data.

Find the blog post here: Explore your JIRA Data with Power BI

Excel – Get & Transform Update

It is great to see that they are still updating the Get & Transform (Power Query) updates in Excel.

With this update they are the enhanced Web Connector with the ability to be able to control the command timeout.

And then also enhanced the CSV/Text connector for the support for fixed-width delimited files.

You can find the details here: September 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in