Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company’s business intelligence and analytics software.
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Microsoft is bringing the Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company’s business intelligence and analytics service. To get started, administrators select a data source in Power BI (such as a SQL Server database), and allow Cortana to access the data set. Once that’s done, the assistant will be able to pull information from the data for any user who has access to it in Power BI. The new features are driven by Power BI’s Q&A feature, which means administrators who want to make sure their data is tailored for use with Cortana can use Power BI Desktop to design custom answer sheets that pop up in response to particular questions. Microsoft released a new template for Power BI Desktop that provides a canvas exactly the size of Cortana’s window.