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Publishing reports, editing them in Power BI Service and using dashboards/tiles
Part two of a six-part series of blogs

This blog shows how to publish reports that you've created in Power BI Desktop to Power BI Service. The blog also shows how you can create and edit reports online, how to create dashboards and add tiles, and how to get insights into your data.

  1. Using Power BI Service (publishing, dashboards, etc.)
  2. Publishing to Power BI Service (this blog)
  3. Creating and editing reports in Power BI Service
  4. Creating dashboards and basic tiles
  5. Adding tiles from other sources to a dashboard
  6. Analysing data within Power BI Service

This blog is part of a longer series, which together comprise a full online training course in Power BI Service.  You can see get details of our classsrom Power BI training courses here.

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 June 2017

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Publishing to Power BI Service

Suppose that you've created the perfect report, and you want to publish it to make it available for others to see.  How to proceed?

Report to publish

One of the pages of the report you want to publish.

All of the examples in this blog use data from the skills assessment test site, which allows you to test your knowledge of different software applications (simply because it's such a good source of large amounts of reportable data).

The answer? Just choose the option below:

Publish option

You can also click on the Publish tool on the HOME tab of the ribbon.

Provided that you've logged in OK to a Power BI account, you should now see something like this:

Published report

You can click on the link to go to the Power BI Service website.

When you log on to the Power BI Service, you can see your report, and its underlying dataset:

The report and dataset

Publishing a report also publishes its underlying data.


You can click to see your report, and even edit it online:

Editing a report

You can click on the link shown to make changes to the report in Power BI Service.


Having published a report, let's now have a look at some of the things that you can do to it using Power BI Service. 

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