Microsoft Adds Collaboration Shortcuts to Power BI Mobile App
Mobile users can now share their business insights as they discover them, including those gathered from Mandrill, MailChimp's email campaign tracking platform.Microsoft wants to make it easier for users of the Power BI mobile app to share their business intelligence findings, keep an eye on group dashboards and monitor their Mandrill data. An update to Power BI for Android now allows users to annotate and share snapshots directly from the dashboard, said Romi Koifman, program manager for Microsoft Power BI Mobile, in an Oct. 21 announcement. Users can also create favorites without leaving the dashboard view. Group notifications have been enabled, alerting work colleagues when a new Power BI dashboard has been published to their group. Overall, they should also notice a snappier, more responsive PowerBI group experience. Koifman revealed that her team "made some major performance improvements to allow you a much faster experience when loading your groups on Power BI mobile apps and ordered all the groups alphabetically for [easier] browsing." For email marketers, the company added support for Mandrill dashboards. "Mandrill is an email service [from MailChimp] which allows you to organize and send mass email campaigns and newsletters through an API," explained Koifman.
"Power BI leverages Mandrill by allowing you to instantly analyze trends and important information about your campaigns. With just a few clicks, you can import your data and transform it into a dashboard and a set of curated reports," she continued. "Explore your Mandrill dashboards on the go using your Power BI Mobile apps."