What is Power BI?


Power BI is an assortment of programming administrations, applications, and connectors that cooperate to transform your irrelevant wellsprings of information into lucid, outwardly vivid, and intuitive bits of knowledge. Your information might be an Excel spreadsheet, or an assortment of cloud-put together and with respect to premises half and half information distribution centers. Power BI lets you effectively associate with your information sources, picture and find what’s significant, and share that with anybody or everybody you need.

The parts of Power BI

Power BI consists of:

  • A Windows desktop application called Power BI Desktop.
  • An online SaaS (Software as a Service) service called the Power BI service.
  • Power BI mobile apps for Windows, iOS, and Android devices.


These three components—Power BI Desktop, the administration, and the portable applications—are intended to allow you to make, share, and expend business experiences in the way that serves you and your job most adequately.

A fourth component, Power BI Report Server, permits you to distribute Power BI reports to an on-premises report worker, in the wake of making them in Power BI Desktop. Peruse more about Power BI Report Server.

How Power BI matches your role

How you use Power BI may rely upon your job in an undertaking or in a group. Others, in different jobs, may utilize Power BI in an unexpected way.

For instance, you may essentially utilize the Power BI administration to see reports and dashboards. Your calculating, business-report-making colleague may utilize Power BI Desktop to make reports, at that point distribute those reports to the Power BI administration, where you see them. Another associate, in deals, may principally utilize their Power BI telephone application to screen progress on deals amounts, and to penetrate into new potential customer subtleties.

In case you’re an engineer, you may utilize Power BI APIs to drive information into datasets or to install dashboards and reports into your own custom applications. Have a thought for another visual? Construct it yourself and offer it with others.

You likewise may utilize every component of Power BI at various occasions, contingent upon what you’re attempting to accomplish or your job for a given undertaking.

How you use Power BI can be founded on which highlight or administration of Power BI is the best instrument for your circumstance. For instance, you can utilize Power BI Desktop to make reports for your own group about client commitment insights and you can see stock and assembling progress in an ongoing dashboard in the Power BI administration. Each piece of Power BI is accessible to you, which is the reason it’s so adaptable and convincing.


Explore documents that pertain to your role:

  • Power BI Desktop for designers
  • Power BI for consumers
  • Power BI for administrators
  • Power BI for developers

The flow of work in Power BI

A typical progression of work in Power BI starts by interfacing with information sources and building a report in Power BI Desktop. You at that point distribute that report from Power BI Desktop to the Power BI administration, and offer it so end clients in the Power BI administration and cell phones can see and interface with the report. This work process is normal, and shows how the three primary Power BI components supplement each other.


On-premises reporting with Power BI Report Server

In any case, imagine a scenario where you’re not prepared to move to the cloud, and need to keep your reports behind a corporate firewall. Peruse on.

You can make, convey, and oversee Power BI versatile and paginated gives an account of premises with the scope of prepared to-utilize instruments and administrations that Power BI Report Server gives.


Force BI Report Server is an answer that you send behind your firewall and afterward convey your reports to the correct clients in various manners, regardless of whether that is seeing them in an internet browser, on a cell phone, or as an email. Also, in light of the fact that Power BI Report Server is good with Power BI in the cloud, you can move to the cloud when you’re prepared.