Create a Compelling Power BI Dashboard via a Canned App

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Experience the satisfaction of producing a cool dashboard — with non-trivial data — without having to know how to query data or write a Power BI report.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Register for Power BI
  1. Register your email with Microsoft (if necessary), and sign up for a free subscription to Power BI Pro or Power BI Premium.
  2. Log in to Power BI Service, the browser-based user experience for Power BI.
Install GitHub Power BI App

While in the Power BI service, find and install the Github Repository Usage app.

Interact with GitHub Dashboard
  1. Drill into details by selecting any tile on the dashboard.
  2. Drill into details by selecting a report from the menu.
  3. Optional: Ask a question of the data.
  4. Optional: Connect the GitHub app to live data on a GitHub repository. (You must first have a GitHub login.)

Additional Resources

In the browser, navigate to a page where you can sign up for a free trial of Power BI Pro of Power BI Premium (e.g.,

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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