What is BI?

Business intelligence

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights

Power BI

Links

Sample data for Power BI Desktop From Microsoft

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI features

Visualization

Datasets

Reports

A collection of visuals that appear together on one or more pages; visuals that are related to one another in some way

Dashboards

One location that displays a selected group of reports and visuals; usually fits on one single page of data often referred to as a “canvas”

Tiles

A single visual found in a report or dashboard

Workbooks

Power BI Designer

Who builds and shares dashboards and reports using “Power BI Desktop” (a stand-alone tool)

Power BI Consumer

A Power BI Consumer is who:

Consumers receive Power BI content, like dashboards and reports, from colleagues. Consumers use the Power BI service, which is the website-based version of Power BI.