Posts Tagged ‘#PowerBI’

How to find out Power BI Desktop Version, User ID and Session ID

It’s always good to have latest version of Power BI Desktop as Power BI team keeps on updating the Desktop tool. So, how to find out what version of Power BI Desktop you’ve been running???

Open up your Power BI Desktop, go to About and click it. It will open a new box displaying all the required details about Power BI Desktop. Take a look at below image:

I’ve rubbed the User ID and Session ID off from the image as that’s, I guess, the confidential info about my Power BI Desktop.



Data Sources Supported by Power BI

Wow! Just amazing!

Power BI can connect to anything and everything on this planet. Not much to write over here about the data sources supported by the Power BI. Just take a look at below images.

Power BI Desktop team provides upgrades in the first week of every month, earlier it was scheduled at the end of every month. Keep you Power BI Desktop upgraded all the time n get all new Data Sources released, if any. It’s just amazing to connect to so many different types data sources using this tool. Good job team!

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Introduction to Power BI

It’s been longer the Power BI is in the industry, may be last 2-3 years. Yet, a lots of data professionals have not yet tasted it. What all I can say is it’s a great tool for data visualization.

Power BI has got three major components: 1.) Power BI Desktop, 2.) Power BI Service, and 3.) Power BI Mobile.

Let us briefly talk about all three components.

Power BI Desktop:

Desktop is a tool, used to design the visualizations and reports. It helps us to connect to data source and pull the data into the visualizations. One or more visualizations make a report. In Power BI, a report may be having multiple Pages, and each page may have different types of visualizations. I’m sure, you are getting confused with the word Visualization. A visualization is nothing but a data control like Chart, Table, Matrix, Graphs, Maps, Spark Lines, etc. that’s how we refer it in SQL Server Reporting Services. So, don’t get confused. You know about it! 🙂

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