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Getting Started with the Power BI Community

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Welcome to the Power BI Community. Below are some helpful tips to help get you setup your account and start engaging with the community!

  

Table of Contents 

  • New User Registration 
  • Navigating the User Dashboard 
  • How to Ask Questions 
  • How to Like and/or Comment on a posts
  • Explore the Community Blog 
  • Participate in Block Parties
  • Community Support and Help 

 

New User Registration

To register as a new user, click ‘Register’ at the top left of the page.

 

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To complete registration, enter a unique user name, password, and valid email address.

 

Navigating the User Dashboard
Click username in top left corner to access the user dashboard.

 

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To customize your profile, click ‘Edit Profile’ under ‘About Me’ or ‘My Settings’ in the dropdown menu. When you create your account, you can upload your own avatar and link to your social media profiles to make it even more personal. 

 

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How to Ask Questions 
In the Power BI Community, no question is a bad question! Don’t be afraid to ask a question. If you’re thinking it, someone else probably is, too. Let’s get started! 
 
Tip: Start with a search! It’s likely that your question has already been asked and answered!   
 
Click the ‘Forums’ tab in the top menu bar.

 

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Select one of the Forum categories under ‘Title’ that best fits your question. Here, we chose the category ‘Desktop.'

 

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Click ‘New Message.’

 

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Fill out the subject and body sections of your message post. Select related message tags on the far right. Click ‘Post’ to publish your message to the Forum. 

 

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How to Like or Comment on a Post

 

Select the post you want to engage with.  

 

To Comment, click ‘Reply’ in the bottom right or top left of the post box. 

 

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Type your response in the reply body and click ‘Post’ to publish your comment.  

 

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To Like a post, click the yellow thumbs up box in the bottom right corner. 

 

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Explore the Community Blog 
The Power BI is a great resource to learn more about Power BI’s latest news and trends! Like the community, you can like, comment and even share any blog post.  


If you’re interested in writing a blog or wish to contact someone, click ‘Message Admins’ on the far right of the blog dashboard.   

 

To explore the blog, click the ‘Community Blog’ tab in top menu bar.

 

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PRO TIP: Participate in Block Parties 
Want a chance to win prizes and engage more with the Power BI Community? Scroll down the community homepage to see Community Block Parties!  


Click any of the block party categories to discover fun and rewarding ways to engage with the community! 

 

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Give Feedback about the Community

Have suggestions on how we can improve the Power BI Community? We want to know!

 

Post your thoughts to the Community Feedback board. We want your community experience to be the best yet!

 

Community Support and Help

Have more community-related questions? We want to hear them! Reach out to any member our Community Team!

 

We want your community experience to be fun and easy. Let us know how we can help Smiley Happy!