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Benefits of Joining the Community

Welcome to the Power BI Community! Are you a new community member? Are you considering registering for an account? No matter why you're here, below is some useful information on how to get started and why you should join us!

Why you should join

First off, thanks for taking a look around! As you'll soon discover, the Power BI Community is a great place to be. After you sign up for a user account, you'll be able to get assistance from peers and the Customer Support Team, network, provide feedback, participate in community events, and more.

 

New User Registration

To register as a new user, click 'Register' at the top right of the page.

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To complete registration, enter a unique user name, password, and valid AAD email address. For additional assistance on registering for a community account, check out our 'How to Register for a Power BI Community Account' support article. 

 

 

 

Navigating the User Dashboard

Click your avatar in the top right corner to access the user dashboard.

 

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To customize your profile, select 'My Settings' in the drop-down menu, or click 'Edit Profile' under 'About Me'. 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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More info about updating your avatar can be found in the 'Change Your Community Profile Picture (avatar)' support article. 

 

 

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 is, too. Let's get started!

 

Tip: Start with a search! It's likely that your question has already been asked! Not sure how to use search? No problem, check out this support article: 'Using Search to Find Answers and Unanswered Topics'.

 

Click the 'Community' option top menu navigation, then select 'Forums'. 

 

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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 section 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 of the post box. 

 

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Type your response in the reply body and click 'Post' to pubish your comment.

 

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

 

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Explore the Community Blog

The Power BI Community Blog 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 'Community' and then 'Community Blog' from the top navigation.

 

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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 forum board. We want your community experience to be the best yet!

 

Community Support and Help

Need help with your community account? Community account support can be found in 'Community Accounts & Registration'. 

 

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

 

Helpful resources

Announcements
Meet the 2020 Season 2 Power BI Super Users!

Meet the 2020 Season 2 Power BI Super Users!

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August 2020 Community Challenge: Can You Solve These?

August 2020 Community Challenge: Can You Solve These?

We're excited to announce our first cross-community 'Can You Solve These?' challenge!

July 2020 Community Highlights

July 2020 Community Highlights

Learn about the exciting things that happened in July.

Featured Data Story of The Month

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All Data Stories Gallery contributions are reviewed for each month. We select a contribution and feature the community member the following month.

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Power BI Dev Camp - Developing with .NET Core

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