Microsoft Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Whether your data is a simple Microsoft Excel workbook, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses, Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, clean, and model your data without affecting the underlying source, visualize (or discover) what’s important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.
Power BI consists of a Microsoft Windows desktop application called Power BI Desktop, an online SaaS (Software as a Service) service called the Power BI service, and mobile Power BI apps that are available on phones and tablets.
These three elements — Desktop, the service, and Mobile apps—are designed to let people create, share, and consume business insights in the way that serves them, or their role, most effectively.
- Here are just some of the reasons:
- to see, in one glance, all the information needed to make decisions.
- to monitor the most-important information about your business.
- to ensure all colleagues are on the same page, viewing and using the same information.
- to monitor the health of a business or product or business unit or marketing campaign, etc.
- to create a personalized view of a larger dashboard and show all the metrics that matter to them.
Similar to many Microsoft services, Power BI is built on Azure. This is Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure and platform, which ensures the same level of security for Power BI as other Microsoft services. Users sign in with their credentials held in Azure Active Directory and control the level of sharing for every report, data or dashboard, determining whether recipients can edit or only view items.
It’s important to note that users are responsible for the data they share. If a user connects to data sources using their credentials, they can share a report (or dashboard, or dataset) based on that data. Users with whom the dashboard is shared aren’t authenticated against the original data source and will be granted access to the report. This is beneficial to allow users to share reports and dashboards they have created but does require responsibility on the user’s part.
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