Bringing Power BI to Microsoft Dynamics AX: A working example

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Dynamics AX + external data in Power Map

When Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP Murray Fife was challenged recently to develop a new visualizations based on geography, population density, and highly specific business rules to help a company support its strategic planning, the self described "tinkerer" took the opportunity to put the various components of Microsoft's Power BI suite to work with Dynamics AX.

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A good starter on using BI in Excel

I liked this article as a summary of the blog post, which is a very concise guide on how to use some new and exciting Business Intelligence features in Excel.

These technologies are increasingly relevant today as data visualisation is a key topic of interest when I am discussing Business Intelligence with both prospects and our existing Dynamics customers.

The guide on how to use this technology is straightforward and I would recommend it to Dynamics users who want to see how easy it can be to explore data visually on a map using Excel.