Administer Power BI, Part 1 - Tenants, governance, collaboration

Power BI

As an administrator, how do you manage a Power BI tenant? How do you configure tenant settings, monitor usage, and provision licenses and other organizational resources? This learning path covers typical tasks and tools, such as the Power BI admin portal and Office 365 admin center. You will learn how to establish and provide governance for a Power BI environment and provision Power BI Premium capacity.



Modules in this learning path

Power BI administration is the management of the organization-wide settings that control how Power BI works. Users that are assigned to admin roles configure, monitor, and provision organizational resources. This module provides an overview of administration roles, tasks, and tools to help you get started.

A Power BI environment is established through the Office 365 admin center and lives within Office 365 containers. The environment consists of Office 365, Azure Active Directory, and Power BI. Azure Active Directory (AAD) provides the backbone of the environment because it's where you create users and assign licenses using AAD functionality.

Power BI governance is a set of rules, regulations, and policies that define and ensure the effective, controlled, and valuable operation of a BI environment. In this module, you'll learn the fundamental components and practices necessary to govern a Power BI tenant.

You've created dashboards and reports. Perhaps you want to collaborate on them with your coworkers. Or maybe you're ready to distribute them more widely. What's the best way to collaborate and share them? In this module, we compare your options.

Usage metrics help you understand the impact of your dashboards and reports. When you run either dashboard usage metrics or report usage metrics, you discover how those dashboards and reports are being used throughout your organization, who's using them, and for what purpose. Knowing who is taking what action on which item in your Power BI tenant can be critical in helping your organization fulfill its requirements, like meeting regulatory compliance and records management. This module outlines what is available in usage metrics reports and audit logs.