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Power BI SharePoint has a critical role to play in assisting Microsoft users in seeing their data. It is a newly released technology specially designed for all Microsoft users. You can avail it for both desktop and online versions. Earlier, users were confined to static reports in the case of SharePoint. However, after the introduction of Power BI SharePoint, Microsoft now enables users to develop highly interactive dashboards programmed specially to showcase real-time data. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What is BI Sharepoint? What are the Benefits and Installation Process?


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Power BI SharePoint has a critical role to play
in assisting Microsoft users in seeing their
data. It is a newly released technology specially
designed for all Microsoft users. You can avail
it for both desktop and online versions. Earlier,
users were confined to static reports in the case
of SharePoint. However, after the introduction of
Power BI SharePoint, Microsoft now enables users
to develop highly interactive dashboards
programmed specially to showcase real-time data.
With the help of Power BI, users can even get to
see the way the end-users are employing
SharePoint portal. It also assists in creating
sleek and customizable reports. Power BI enables
users to share live dashboards with any member of
the organization. This tool can be highly useful
when it comes to swiftly fetch information from
SharePoint, Excel, Salesforce, and different
social networks.
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All in all, it has got to be said that Power BI
is going to be one of the most preferred choices
when we talk about reporting tools as time goes
by. This goes to show that SharePoint development
services are going to be the much-preferred
choices of companies moving forward. In the
forthcoming sections of this write-up, we will be
focusing our attention on the different benefits
of BI SharePoint and its installation process. We
promise after reading this content piece you
will be in a far better position to take maximum
benefit for team collaboration.
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Lets, first of all, look at the different
benefits of integrating Power BI.
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  • The software is available freely, and you can
    avail of this version to create effortless and
    customizable dynamic reports. If you require, it
    is even possible to upgrade to the pro version
    after paying a minuscule amount. To comprehend
    the pro version in a better way, you can avail of
    the services of a reputed SharePoint development
    company to make the most out of it. However, we
    know for sure that the free version will be more
    than enough to assist you with your daily
    reports.
  • You can select from more than 65 different
    sources of data the best way to integrate into
    your Power BI. You can even employ specific
    third-party tools like Google Analytics, SQL,
    Salesforce, etc. As the Power BI can affiliate
    the link with all primary data sources, your
    report can fetch and reflect the real-time data
    automatically. The program employs an automated
    refresh handle which can assist you in deriving
    up to date information from the sources mentioned
    in this point.

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  • There is no coding required to utilize this
    program. The reports generated on Power BI can be
    customized swiftly in such a way that you can
    effortlessly change the look and feel of it. You
    can even avail a functionality known as DAX basic
    operations. Here, it is possible to configure the
    data with the help of simple operations and
    essential Excel tools. This way, it is possible
    to get better flexibility. On top of that, it is
    even possible to create reports by employing
    pre-made visuals.
  • Microsoft Group workspaces and Office 365 makes
    it effortless to share dashboards. This way, it
    is possible for you to share your dashboards to
    selected individuals from a specific team or
    everyone in the organization. All the individuals
    that are given the access will be able to view
    the dashboard on a simultaneous basis with the
    help of Microsoft Service page.

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Here, you have it the benefits of BI SharePoint.
This is the right time to hire a SharePoint
developer for your specific business needs and
develop a SharePoint app to ensure smooth team
communication. In the next section, we will focus
on the installation process of Power BI on your
system. Lets get started with the steps.
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(Source sharegate.com)
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  • Commence the process by downloading the Power BI
    desktop version on the system. If you wish, it is
    even possible to download the Power BI online
    version.
  • Once Power BI has been successfully installed,
    click on Get Data to import the complete
    information from SharePoint.

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  • Next, click on More. and try to locate
    SharePoint. Here, you will see three different
    types of SharePoint data connectors available
    Folders, Online Lists, and regular lists. Select
    any of these and then add your SharePoint URL.

(Source Community.powerbi.com)
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  • Then, on the left-hand side, select any given
    list or folder, and then click on Load.

(Source Community.dynamcis.com)
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  • Once this is done, it will become possible for
    you to design your reports. You will have
    complete freedom to select from any of the
    accessible visualizations on Power BI.
  • Next, after you are doing completing the report,
    hit the Publish button. Once you do this, you
    will get a prompt asking whether you wish to
    publish the report within your workspace or in
    your office group.

(Source businessintelligenceinfo)
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  • Select either of the group to publish the report.
    However, once you hit the publish button, you
    will be asked to schedule the data refresh
    option. Now, employ the schedule refresh option
    to add in the number of times you want the data
    to get refreshed.
  • To transform your report into a dashboard, simply
    click on the Pin Live page on your report.
    Then, you need to opt for the dashboard that you
    wish to display your report on. The options that
    you will get are an existing dashboard or a new
    one.
  • Once you have done that, it is time to share your
    dashboard. This can be done by going to the
    File menu and then clicking on the Publish to
    web option. Next, Power BI will give you the
    code that you can directly paste into your blog
    or website. You can swiftly send this URL in the
    form of an email to your colleagues.

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  • In case you do not wish to publish your report on
    the web, it is even possible to embed the report
    on a portal or a site. Once you have done it, you
    will have to embed your report in SharePoint
    Online. Next, export it to either the Power BI
    desktop or PowerPoint.
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • Here, you have it a small glimpse of the benefits
    and installation process of BI SharePoint. If you
    are interested in developing a SharePoint app for
    your business, contact a professional SharePoint
    app development company today and keep your team
    communication seamless and effective for
    streamlined growth!

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