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Creating app workspaces to share content with others in Power BI
Part one of a five-part series of blogs

You can package reports, datasets and dashboards into app workspaces, and share these with other people in your organisation and beyond (these used to be called content packs). This blog explains how to do this, and why you'll need Power BI Pro to do so.

  1. An introduction to app workspaces (this blog)
  2. Creating an App Workspace
  3. Adding content to an app workspace
  4. Viewing a shared app workspace, and publishing apps
  5. How to import apps, whether created by your organisation or another company

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 03 July 2017

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App Workspaces (formerly called Content Packs)

Suppose that you want to share a couple of reports, their underlying datasets and a dashboard or two with others in your company?  The best way to do this is to create an app workspace.

App workspaces are replacing organisational content packs, which will at some stage be deprecated (Microsoft warn).

App workspaces show up like this in Power BI Service:

Workspaces list

You can view an app workspace someone else has published, and even (if they let you) make changes to its contents.

This blog shows how to create, populate and view app workspaces, and also how to get access to those created by other companies.

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