Microsoft has made a large investment in BI in 2015, both on-premises and in the cloud. BI offerings across Datazen, R, Excel, Power BI and coming to SQL Server 2016 are huge. Microsoft released a public BI roadmap on where they are headed with their BI stack. Microsoft’s simple goal is to put the power of data in the hands of every business user. This simple goal is inline with the #1 top ranked IT priority according to Gartner.