Is search data the new crystal ball?

The more ubiquitous, pervasive and natural search is, the more intelligent it becomes. No longer is it a magnifying glass surfacing content from the depths of the web. Search is starting to look more and more like a crystal ball capable to predict the flight of flu epidemics, match winners and presidential election outcomes.Read the full article

Introduction to Power Map

In this lesson we'll learn how to use Power Map, Microsoft's new Excel add-in used to create 3D geospatial visualizations. During the product development cycle, Power Map was known by the name "GeoFlow". Its new name reflects its place in the suite of Microsoft's self-service BI tools, Power BI. Power Map integrates with Power Pivot data models created in Excel, and leverages the Bing Maps service for visualization and geolocation. In this video we'll create layers of data on a 3D mapping surface. By combining several layers into a single, interactive visualization, our visualizations help lead to insights not possible using conventional visualizations. In the next video lesson, we'll take this visualization to the next level by adding an animated "tour" that walks information consumers through the story our data is telling.