Cortana now supports Microsoft's Power BI in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that Cortana on Windows 10 has become yet more capable with added support for the company's Power BI. Available in preview, the additional functionality allows you to receive output from business data in a more efficient manner.

Cortana will be able to provide not only full reports from the platform, but also simple values and presentations with regards to entered search terms. You'll be able to quickly check "revenue for the last quarter" or even plot on a map "average customer spending in California by citiy" for example.

Should you be interested in learning more about Cortana and Power BI, be sure to check out the rather in-depth official announcement (opens in new tab) on MSDN for more details.

Source: Microsoft

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  • Cortana rocks.
  • She does but really needs a dirty talkin exspansion.
  • Just wished she was faster like in windows phone 8.1, she's kinda slow here on windows 10 mobile
  • First improve os ... Battery drains soo.. Some time keypad doesn't respond. Start screen hangs.. Many issues .. Solve them first..
  • Different teams bro!
  • Anyway I am going back to 8.1, its downloading now .. Sorry
  • Thanks for sharing.. we all really wanted to know this
  • I don't have any of these..
  • Always someone going off-topic with their soapbox on repeat.
  • Suspiciously sent from android on most cases. .. lol
  • You're having those issues still?
  • I dont have battery issue bro.. 640 xl battery is superb, but when i used 8.1 it used come almost 1.5-2 days, now only 15-18 hrs ...
  • My Lumia 720 with 8.1 lasts up to 2 days. But with 10. It lasts only for 12-14 hours and keeps on hanging. Must soft reset when ever there is a hang(4-5 times a day). So rolled back to 8.1.
  • They are just pushing some nonsense updates with minor changes.. Simple color changes, glance updates .. Etc . Where are the major updates
  • That's why I'm waiting for it's(OS) stable release.
  • Correct, i dont know when it is going to stable, waiting from pasr 7months ...
  • Hey it is a preview. I know it is close to RTM. We don't know if the OS is optimized for each device. So stop whining.
  • The people that update Cortana are not necessarily the same people that develop updates for W10 Mobile.
  • After TH2 not a single problem of your list. Especially battery! 1.5 hours with a 80% destroyed battery.
  • Solve your brain
  • Off topic whiners are always online. Sheesh.
  • Cortana is so cleaned
  • yep...showers daily
  • Hahaha Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • That's a unique capability.
  • Wow, didn't know this tool. I'm downloading the free version. Is it something comparable to Tableau?
  • Yes although I'm some instances it could only deal with aggregated data rather than individual points in my rather limited in my testing vs tableau
  • I thing that if I do the search for citiy, I might get an error. Lol
  • I tried citiy and Cortana corected the spelling.
  • What is Power BI ?!?!
  • Business intelligence.
  • Business intelligence.
  • Wow, getting powerful :) now they just need to rollout cortana globally, it's a key part of W10 and 90% of the world can't access it
  • "Sure, J.P., we should move on that venture!" "Why, Jenkins?" "My phone told me!"
  • XDDD
  • Cortana so much better than siri or google, is it still going to android? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Sachin, it has many more apps running in background on w10, need to turn them all off ;) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I turned off few... Then what is the use off mobile..just turnoff moble and save ur battery .. Lol... ☺
  • May be a hard reset will help..I don't have any of these on my L730..
  • Only if Cortana were available but in few regions.
  • 'Show me my most At Risk opportunities.' Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Citiy..
  • Dark Theme WHEN????????????
  • Wow, just wished the made her faster, and more imbedded into os like in 8.1 , talking about the mobile version here, she's kinda slow