Power BI allows business users to solve certain business intelligence problems without the need of IT specialists. Since 2010 Power Pivot allows Excel users to create their own data models and do advanced analytics on this. Excel 2013 out of the box contains Power View as well, allowing people to create advanced and interactive reports within Excel. And recently Microsoft added Power Query, to load and filter data from a variety of data sources, and Power Map, to create stunning geographical reports. These four products together are named Power BI.
From February 2014 on, U2U will run a 5 day course, oriented towards business users who are already familiar with the basic Excel functionality, to learn about these advanced business intelligence capabilities of Microsoft Excel. To give you a bit of an idea what becomes possible with Power BI, we included a small video illustrating some of the skills you will learn in this new course. For practical details on this course, check out http://www.u2u.be/CC/UBIPB