A very interesting feature that was present from the first version of Power BI is the Q & A . In practice, the Power bi used imported data inside the model to answer questions about the data.
Today the same function exists yet on Power bi, and I refer you to the following video you tube if you want to see how it works: Power BI Q&A
In addition to the standard functionality it has added a new type of Q&A very interesting . it is in fact possible to ask questions to the Power BI through cortana .
To do this you must first of all use the same account for both cortana for power bi . at this point you have to :
- Access to power bi select the gear and then settings
- Select the new data set window
- Select the source as we are interested and then open the menu cortana ( Underline in yellow )
At this point you have to flag “Allow cortana access this data set” and click apply. It takes about a 15 minutes to make the connection .
But unlike the first Q & A cortana recalls only specific reports created with desktop experience . In particular, by writing the name of the relevant report or a reference to it cortana they recognize the existence and will propose to the user.
To create an ad hoc report for cortana just open your Power BI desktop , select a new data source or reports already done and create a new worksheet , in its settings you can define :
- Name: used by cortana
- Dimension: you have to select Cortana type
i suggest you to see this video di youtube