Power BI Desktop is a powerful new visual data exploration and interactive reporting tool. It provides a free-form canvas for drag-and-drop exploration of your data and an extensive library of interactive visualizations, while streamlining report creation and publishing to the Power BI service.
Connect to your data, any data
Explore your data wherever it is—in the cloud or in your server—including big data sources such as Hadoop and Spark. With current connections to hundreds sources and more every day, Power BI Desktop lets you draw deep insights for a broad range of scenarios.
Prep and model your data with ease
Data prep can take most of your time, but it doesn’t have to with Power BI Desktop data modeling. Clean, transform, and mash up data from multiple sources—in just a few clicks. Reclaim hours in your day.
Provide advanced analytics with the familiarity of Excel
Enable business users to dig deeper into data and find patterns they may have otherwise missed, with Power BI features like quick measures, grouping, forecasting, and clustering. Advanced users have full control over their model using powerful DAX formula language. If you’re familiar with Excel, you’ll feel at home in Power BI.