Power BI–Let’s Take it MOBILE!–Part 3 #analytics #bigdata #mobilebi

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Well, after spending some considerable amount of time with Power BI, I finally figured how to make it purr for me.  Something’s like creating dashboards from reports is not spelled out that easily.  Or, maybe because I didn’t want to read or watch a bunch of videos.  I just want to get my data onto my mobile device.

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Right now, you can only use Power BI on an iOS device like the iPad or iPhone which just happens to NOT be my default phone.  I have Android which I have been told that it will show up sometime in the near future.

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I got my Metrics dashboard to show up on the device.  BUT, why don’t I have the cool preview of the dashboard?  Must be beta I guess, but the preview would go a long way in helping me know which dashboard to click on.  It does show, it just takes 12+ hours I guess for the cloud service to render the images.

 

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Pretty cool.  It looks very nice on my device.  I tend to look at data from a performance management perspective because I like to compare against my goals or targets.

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This feature I really wanted to explore.  But I guess I have to have a specific view to actually use it.  The view has to be created in Power View to actually use it?  I figured I could tap on it and who-la.  NOT.  Oh well, it is promising though.

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If there are specific charts you like when viewing on your device, you can save them as favorites.  I like these feature because most people only track 7 things a month and now these are available with one touch.

Email me with questions.  It looks promising.

Enjoy, Patrick

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