Exploring Power BI In Microsoft Teams

In this article, we will be talking about the new Power BI experience in Microsoft Teams. During Ignite 2020, Microsoft announced that users can now use Power BI Service from teams without leaving the context of Teams. This feature is very useful for modern workspace users where we can use Microsoft Team as a centralized place where we can use consume Power BI inside the Teams. Here, I’m going to discuss some of the interesting features of Microsoft Teams with Power BI.

  • Adding Power BI Application to Teams Left Navigation
  • Search any Power BI Reports using Teams Search
  • Share Power BI Report with Teams Channel or Individual Users
  • “Chat in Teams” for Power BI Reports and Dashboards
  • Add Power BI Report as a Tab in Microsoft Teams

So, now let’s get started! 

Add Power BI Application to Teams Left Navigation

  • Open Microsoft Teams
  • From Left Navigation click on ellipses and search for Power BI.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Click on Add
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • This will add the Power BI application to the left navigation of teams.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Once the Power BI is added as an app we can see a similar UI like Power BI Service in Teams.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams

Search any Power BI Reports using Teams Search

 We can search our Power BI reports, workspaces from a Teams search without leaving the Teams context.

  • Open Teams Search
  • Start the Search with @Power BI
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • This will ask to login.
  • Then this will populate all the reports, workspace, and dashboards based on the search term.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • This will open the following card. You can either open or subscribe to the report without leaving the teams context here.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams

Share Power BI Report with Teams Channel or Individual Users

  • Open a Teams channel and click on New Conversation.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • You will find the Power BI icon.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • This will require signing in with Power BI Service.
  • Select any report.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • That will post a card like this to Team’s personal chat or channel.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams

“Chat in Teams” for Power BI Reports and Dashboards

  • Open any Power BI report in Microsoft Teams
  • We will have “Chat in Teams” option there.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Select the Teams channel and click on share.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • If you want to highlight a specific visual for a chat in Teams, then click on ellipses and select “Chat in Teams”. That will highlight that visual and share that in Teams.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • The shared report and Teams will be looking like the below screen.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • If you try to open the same, it will open in the Teams context without leaving teams.

Add Power BI report and App as a Tab in Microsoft Teams

  • Open Microsoft Teams and click on the + icon to add a tab.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Select Power BI.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Expand workspace and select the report you want to add as Tab.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams
  • Click on Save.
  • This will add a Power BI report as a Tab.
Exploring Power BI in Microsoft Teams

NoteTo access the Power BI report in Teams, users should have sufficient permission on Power BI Service and Teams as well. Also, the user should have an Active Power BI Pro License to view the report. 

Conclusion

 This is how we can leverage the Power BI capabilities within Teams without losing Teams context. Isn’t that amazing? Happy Reporting!!

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