With the combination of Power BI Desktop (where analysts and others can create powerful data connections, models and reports) and the Power BI service (where Power BI Desktop reports can be shared so users can view and interact with them), new insights from the world of data are easier to model, build, share, and extend.
Data analysts will find Microsoft Power BI Desktop a powerful, flexible, and highly accessible tool to connect with and shape the world of data, build robust models, and craft well-structured reports.
How Power BI Desktop Works
With Microsoft Power BI Desktop, you connect to, and shape data into powerful, insightful models that are utilized to create actionable reports for your business. With Power BI, you can input data from multiple sources to get the most out of your information.
When the steps are completed to your satisfaction – connect, shape, and report – you can save that work in the Microsoft Power BI Desktop file format, which is the .pbix extension. Power BI Desktop files can be shared like any other file, but the most compelling way to share Power BI Desktop files is to upload them (share them) on the Power BI service.
Microsoft Power BI Desktop puts visual analytics at your fingertips with intuitive report authoring.
Drag-and-drop to place content exactly where you want it on the flexible and fluid canvas.
Quickly discover patterns as you explore a single unified view of linked, interactive visualizations.
Transform and Clean Data
Take back the hours in your busy day with Microsoft Power BI’s data shaping and modeling capabilities, which are more efficient than ever before.
Complete Analytics Life-cycle
Quickly connect, shape, visualize and share data insights through Power BI’s elegant end-to-end solution for building analytics.
Design Once, View Anywhere
Microsoft Power BI makes publishing and sharing your interactive reports easy, getting data into the hands of decision makers quickly and efficiently.