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How To Publish Power BI To Azure?

Power BI and Azure

We already have learnt a lot of facts and figures about Power BI. At the point when you join Power BI to Azure, you can transform your prepared information into reports and dashboards. It furnishes you with ongoing bits of knowledge into your business. This blog will find you through the ways or steps to publish Power BI to Azure. But before that, let us understand what exactly Microsoft Azure is what a cloud service actually offers?

What Is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is created by Microsoft, for dealing with cloud computing services. It provides various softwares such as Saas (Software as a Service), Paas (Platform as a Service) and Iass (Infrastructure as a Service). It was announced in the year 2008 at “Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC)”. It makes use of virtualization on the server side to segregate and provide users with their own separata environment. You no longer need to worry about data management as they are handled by the remote data center. One of the best things about this cloud is scalability. You can almost instantly scale your data and processing power simply by asking your cloud service provider. With these services it also includes different languages related to programming and deals with multiple frameworks like Microsoft and third party softwares, both.

How Technically Advanced Is Microsoft Azure?

It also includes modern tools for machine learning frameworks and helps to create its own AI services. Machine learning includes applying pre-existing models to the data. Users can easily work upon the manual and error free tasks. It also helps users to save time in the tasks that they perform by automating. The major functions are used to compute data and execute the codes without relying upon the resources provided by the server. You can clean, transform, merge data on cloud as per your requirement. It also allows you to generate reports for different users

Steps to Connect Microsoft Azure to Power BI

You can associate Power BI with Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Analysis Service Database, Azure HDInsights, and so on. Just make sure to install the correct driver for the respective database. We should talk about a portion of these in detail:

The steps to do this are as follows:

  1. Go to your Power BI desktop and click on Get data.
Publish Power BI Report to Power BI
  1. It will be provided to you by the Azure Analysis service database.
  2. Enter the server name in the server. Take a necessary precaution while writing the URL as you should write the full URL.
  3. Paste it in the database if you know the name of the database that you want to connect to.
  4. Click on ‘connect’ on the connection option.
  5. Here many of the users click on the import option whereas we will suggest you to click on the connect live option. Allow the access of it from the Power BI before as if you will refresh it later that it would come in your time rescue.
  6. Enter your login details further.
  7. You will see the navigator option. Select the model you want to connect and click on connect. All the models will be displayed.
  8. Final steps are to create the file in the Power BI desktop with the live connection and click ‘get data’ in the files option. Finally locate and select your file.
Power BI Report to Azure

Steps Included In Publishing Power BI Desktop File To Azure

  1. When you are using the Analytics view then always check before that it is not private and is shared.
  2. When you will open the Power BI desktop including your data choose the ‘publish’ option on the ‘home’ tab.
  3. Sign in or reply to the prompts coming if you haven’t. You will have to create an account if you haven’t created one.
  4. After signing in, open the ‘file name’ option which will be there in the Power BI link.
  5. Select the workspace when you publish the report.
  6. Go to the upper right corner of the screen and choose the datasets.
  7. Click on the ellipsis next to it. it will have the report you had loaded.
  8. Select the ‘scheduled refresh’ option.
  9. When you further go and choose the ‘edit credentials’ option, select the authentication option relevant to you.
  10. Choose sign in and your credentials will be entered.
sign in Power BI account

Bottom Line

There are several ways in which you can publish Power BI to Azure by using your reports or even link the services together. There are various collaborative options you will get. Although most of the features are available in the free version which is enough if you have a small sized organization. You can get the pro, premium or per premium as per your requirement. For example you will need to buy the premium version if you wanna access features like employment pipeline.

Errin OConnor

Errin OConnor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

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