Power BI Dashboard Introduction

This article is an introduction to Power BI Dashboard. You can see the Default dashboard when you open or log into a Service.

Power BI Dashboard is a collection of reports that explains everything about the business. If this is your first time, then the Dashboard displays the below page.

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Power BI Favorites

If you find something interesting, I mean a report or a dashboard, then you can add them to favorites for quick access. Those items will display in this section. I suggest you refer to the favorites article to understand the addition of boards and reports to Power BI favorites.

Favourites 2


Same as Recent files in Windows. It displays the reports and dashboards that we have seen recently.

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Power BI Apps

Apps are a collection of reports and dashboards that helps you to analyze the business. This section displays the available Apps.

Apps 4

Shared With Me

If someone in the organization shared a report or dashboard with you, then those shared items are displayed in this section. Please refer to the Share a Dashboard and Share a Report article to learn about the sharing options.

Go to Shared With Me Tab 5


Power BI Workspace is a collection of Dashboards, Reports, Workbooks, and Datasets. It displays the workspaces that are available for this account. I suggest you refer to Create Workspace article to understand the creation of a workspace.

Go to The Workspaces 6

My Workspace

It is the default workplace created by the service, and this is the default one too.

If you are opening this Service for the first time, it may display the page below. You can use this page to import data for creating visualizations.

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By clicking the Skip button or clicking the My Workspace tab opens the following window.

  • Dashboards: This section displays the Power BI dashboard (s) available in this workspace. Using the create button, you can create one too. I suggest you refer to Create it article.
  • Reports: Reports tab display the Reports that are available in this workspace. Using the create button, you can create a new report also. I suggest you refer to Create a Report article.
  • Workbooks: This section displays the Workbooks available in this workspace. It means Excel workbooks that you uploaded (not imported) into the workspace. I suggest you refer Upload Excel Files article.
  • Datasets: This section displays the list of available datasets. You can create a Dashboard using the create button.
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Create a Power BI Dashboard

This section shows you how to create a Power BI dashboard with a practical example.

Before we start creating, let me show you the list of currently available dashboards in my workspace. As you can see from the screenshot below, there are no available in my workspace.

Creating it is easy and straightforward. But, first, you must use the + Create button to create a dashboard inside your workspace.

Use Create button 2

To create a new one, click the Create button and select the Dashboard option from the context menu.

Click Create Button 3

Selecting the option opens a Create pop-up window. Please specify the name as per your requirement.

For now, we are assigning the Power BI name as Sample Dashboard

Assign Name to newly created one 4

Now you can see the Sample under the My Workspace section in the left pane.

View it under My Workspace 5

Let me navigate to My Workspace. Under the Dashboards tab, you can see the newly created one.

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