Come microservice, come cloud, the line-of-business application is always going to be with us. We need to know how our businesses are working: how much we’re selling, how much we’re buying, how our customers are feeling, and every one of a thousand little markers that show the pulse of business.And that leaves us with the ever-present question: How do we show that information? That’s where business intelligence tools come in, to let us ask questions and get answers, exploring the ever-growing pool of business data we’re storing in our myriad business systems.[ Explore the power of the graph—the Microsoft and Office Graph, that is—in your apps: Microsoft Graph: The APIs to Office 365’s hidden riches • Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams reshape Office • Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Microsoft’s tool for that business data exploration is Power BI, even if you didn’t realize that.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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