Skip to main content

Introducing dashboard email subscriptions: a 360-degree view of your business in your inbox every day

Headshot of article author Sirui Sun

Earlier this year, we announced public preview of e-mail subscriptions for report pages in Power BI. Since then, we’ve sent hundreds of thousands of emails to our users, informing them of changes to critical data right as it happens.

Today, I am excited to announce the public preview of email subscriptions for dashboards in the Power BI service. Power BI dashboards pull together reports, images, Excel workbooks, and more, to provide a 360-degree view of your organization in a single pane of glass. Now, you can set up a dashboard subscription in seconds, and that same pane of glass can be delivered to your inbox every day. Keeping tabs on your critical data has never been easier.

Intrigued? Read on for more details. Or, head directly to your favorite dashboards to set up your own subscriptions. Have feedback? We’d love to hear it. Go to the community forums and make your voice heard!

To get started, navigate to a dashboard and select the new Subscribe icon.


Note: Like report page subscriptions, dashboard subscriptions requires a Pro license.

From there, simply select how often you’d like to receive emails, and you’re done! You will now receive emails with snapshots of the dashboard whenever any of the underlying datasets refreshes – though no more than once every 24 hours.

Tip: If you’re an owner of the datasets underlying the dashboard, you can trigger a refresh on those datasets to immediately get the subscription email. You can do this without ever leaving the dashboard using the view related content feature.


We’re super excited to see what you can accomplish with dashboard subscriptions. On top of this, we have many further improvements planned to email subscriptions as we progress through public preview. These include subscribing others to emails, subscribing to reports with specific slicer and filter states set, as well as subscribing to content from Power BI apps. Excited about the future? Please vote on the associated UserVoice ideas to help us further prioritize our work!

Next steps