Create Power BI Workspace

Power BI Workspace is a collection of Dashboards, Reports, Workbooks, and Datasets. The workspace is the complete work area of your organization. This article shows you how to create a Workspace with a practical example.

Before we start creating Power BI Workspace, let me show you the list of currently available ones. As you can see from the screenshot below, currently, only one is available for this account. It is the default workplace created by the Power BI service.

How to Create Power BI Workspace

Please click on the Create App Workspace to create a new one on the desktop.

Create an app 1

Clicking it opens a new window to define it.

  • Name your workspace: Please specify the unique and valid name.
  • Add Workspace Members: You can add members.
Name it 2
  • Public – Anyone can see what’s inside: Anyone in this organization can see this.
  • Private – Only approved members can see what’s inside: People added to this can view
Share it to Public or Private 3
  • Member can edit content: Allow people to edit the content
  • Members can only view content: Restrict them from editing workspace content.
we Choose Members can edit content option 4

As you can see from the screenshot below, we assigned the name Sample Workspace and restricted members to view (no alter). Next, we also added one of my colleagues, John, as a member.

click the save button 5

Clicking the save button creates a New workspace in Power BI called Sample. By default, it opens the following window. Either you can use this window to get data from different sources or skip this page by clicking the skip button.

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Once you click the Skip hyperlink, the following window will display. Use this window to create Dashboards, Reports, Datasets, and Workbooks.

Goto the dashboards tab 7

We just created one simple dashboard.

Add a Simple dashboard to it 8

Let me show you the reports or tiles inside this dashboard

Report Inside it 9

The screenshot below shows the Reports inside it.

View inside reports 10

The screenshot below shows you the corresponding dataset. I suggest you refer to Publish reports from the Desktop article to publish reports from the Power BI desktop.

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