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PowerBI workspace

Workspace, as its name says, is used for the integration of data, reports and dashboards that is used in your daily work. The default workspace is called My Workspace and everything you create (datasets, reports, dashboards) is kept on this site, unless otherwise is specified. This post is word about how to create custom workspaces and use them to share content with other users. This functionality is enabled only in PowerBI Pro version.

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Power BI Desktop, drilldown

Drilldown is a term that describes obtaining additional details of a report based on the selected reporting dimension. If you are an experienced Pivot table user you are most certainly aware of the technique. This operation can be also carried out over reports created within PowerBI Desktop environment. In text that follows, I will show you how to perform drilldown.

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Power BI Desktop visuals

Purpose of PowerBI Desktop application is to create reports on a local machine and publish them in the cloud for users who can see them anytime, at any moment, by Internet browser on a PC or a mobile device. Managers need to get clear, simple and visually nice reports. It seems that PowerBI meets all given criteria. In a text that follows I will describe various ways to create reports in PowerBI Desktop.

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Power BI Desktop, importing data

PowerBI Desktop application allows you to import data from many sources: file, database, BI solution, “Big“ (unstructured) data, Microsoft “cloud” (Azure), the web page … Given the fact that there is no good report without quality data I think it is appropriate to devote one recipe especially to this problem. Below, I’ll show you how, with the help PowerBI Desktop you can import, purge and combine various data.

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Power BI Desktop

In one of the earlier posts I wrote about that PowerBI comes in many “flavors”: as a Cloud Service (PowerBI.com) as a development environment (PowerBI Desktop), as application for mobile devices available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms (PowerBI Mobile). Since the majority of you who are reading these lines deal with reports development I decided to demonstrate you, in a practical example, how to use PowerBI Desktop.