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daveevans99 Frequent Visitor
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Application environments in Power BI

Hi all,

 

Not sure if this is the correct place for this but nevermind.

 

We are creating reports in Power BI Desktop but would like to create Dev/Test/Production areas in Power BI and I was wondering how other people out there are dealing with this ? Can you login with different users to publish to different accounts for example ? Some kind of 'Best Practice' ideas would be great, or if people are doing this in different ways, I would be interested to hear.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Application environments in Power BI

Hi @daveevans99,

You can develop all reports in Power BI Desktop, create a test group in Power BI Service and publish reports from Desktop into the group, then create dashboards. In this group, you can assign users with either “Edit” or “View Only” access for them to test reports. If there are any issues with developed reports, you can re-publish them to the test group. Once development and testing iterations are complete, you can create a content pack in the test group to distribute the production version of the dashboard, reports and datasets to the rest of the organization.  

In other words, Power BI desktop acts as your Dev environment, Power BI group acts as your test environment and content pack is the output for production.

For more details, you can review the following blog which is about how to achieve Dev/Test/Production environment in Power BI.
http://angryanalyticsblog.azurewebsites.net/index.php/2016/04/17/power-bi-content-workflow/


Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Application environments in Power BI

Hi @daveevans99,

You can develop all reports in Power BI Desktop, create a test group in Power BI Service and publish reports from Desktop into the group, then create dashboards. In this group, you can assign users with either “Edit” or “View Only” access for them to test reports. If there are any issues with developed reports, you can re-publish them to the test group. Once development and testing iterations are complete, you can create a content pack in the test group to distribute the production version of the dashboard, reports and datasets to the rest of the organization.  

In other words, Power BI desktop acts as your Dev environment, Power BI group acts as your test environment and content pack is the output for production.

For more details, you can review the following blog which is about how to achieve Dev/Test/Production environment in Power BI.
http://angryanalyticsblog.azurewebsites.net/index.php/2016/04/17/power-bi-content-workflow/


Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
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daveevans99 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Application environments in Power BI

Thanks Lydia !

 

Funnily enough we just found that blog post yesterday. Thanks for replying though.

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