Installing Power BI Desktop
Power BI is a Microsoft product to visualize the data. When the data size is huge excel tends to slow down and the user cannot read the dashboard contents, moreover, the kind of visuals we can use with excel is very limited. So here we have a tool that can allow us to create an interactive and beautiful dashboard and reports for our data. Power BI comes with three versions “Power BI Desktop, Power BI Services, and Power BI Premium”. So “Power BI Desktop” is the free version to get start the things for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to install Power BI Desktop on your computer.
How to Install Power BI Desktop in Computer?
To install Power BI Desktop first we need to download the desktop version software from “Microsoft Website”. Search on the internet. Click on the first link or simply click the below URL to directly go to the download page.
- This link will take you to the below page. (Make sure you have active internet connection in your PC or Laptop). Click on the “Download Free” option to install a power bi desktop.
- This will take you to the below page. Click on “Get” Option and power desktop setup will get downloaded on your computer.
One thing you need to be careful here is to make sure what the platform of your computer is whether it is a “32-bit version or 64-bit version”, accordingly you need to download the Power BI version.
- Once the Power BI downloaded click on the “Install” option to install power bi desktop. You will see the following window.
Click on the Next option to complete the Power BI Desktop installation.
- Once the Power BI desktop installation is completed it will take us to the default page of Power BI.
It will ask your name, the company you are working for, email address, job title, and many other things. However, at this point in time, these are all irrelevant so cancel this window.
- Now again it will ask you to sign in to Power BI account.
One thing here is you have to use only official company email id’ here, you cannot use your personal email id. Anyways skip this option as well and
- We will see the following window now.
Ok, in this window we have work and build our reports and dashboards.
Know your Power BI Desktop Page
You will find Power BI as the advanced version of excel, like in excel Power BI too we have ribbon which has tabs “Home, View, Modeling, and Help”. And on the left-hand side, we have three layouts “Report, Data, and Model”.
Report Layout: In this layout, we can build all our Power BI reports and dashboards.
Data Layout: In this layout, we can see all our uploaded or created data tables.
Model Layout: In this layout, we can create relationships between multiple tables based on the common columns of the different tables.
On the right-hand side in the “Report Layout,” we can see three options i.e. “Filters, Visualizations, and Fields”.
Filters: In this section, we can apply filter columns of the table, further in this section we have “Filters on this page, Filters on all pages, and Filters on this Visual”.
Visualizations: From this section, we can use Power BI visualizations and create visuals for our data.
Fields: This section shows all the columns of our data table in A to Z order not necessarily in the order of table columns.
Ok, this is the installation steps and default page view of the Power BI Desktop. In the coming articles, we will discuss how to use tabs, how to import data, and how to build visualizations for data tables, etc…
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