The admin portal allows for tenant management of Power BI in your organization. It includes items such as usage metrics, access to the Office 365 admin center, and settings.
Tenant management of Power BI for your company is done through the Power BI admin portal. The admin portal is accessible to all users who are Global Admins in Office 365 or have been assigned the Power BI service administrator role. For more information about the Power BI service administrator role, see Understanding the Power BI admin role.
To get to the Power BI admin portal, do the following.
Select the settings gear in the top right of the Power BI service.
Select Admin Portal.
Your account needs to be marked as a Global Admin, within Office 365 or Azure Active Directory, or have been assigned the Power BI service administrator role, to get access to the Power BI admin portal. For more information about the Power BI service administrator role, see Understanding the Power BI admin role.
The first tab, in the admin portal, is Usage metrics. The usage metrics report gives you the ability to monitor usage within Power BI for your organization. It also provides the ability to see which users, and groups, are the most active within Power BI for your organization.
The first time you access the dashboard, or after you visit again after a long period of not viewing the dashboard, you'll likely see a loading screen while we load the dashboard.
Once the dashboard loads, you will see two sections of tiles. The first section includes usage data for individual users and the second section has similar information for groups in your organization.
Here’s a breakdown of what you will see in each tile:
Distinct count of all dashboards, reports, and datasets in the user workspace
Most consumed dashboard by number of users who can access it. For example, if you have a dashboard that you shared with 3 users, and you also added it to a content pack two different users connected to, its count would be 6 (1 + 3 + 2)
The most popular content users connected to. This would be anything the users could reach through the Get Data process, so SaaS content packs, Organizational content packs, files or databases.
A view of your top users based on how many dashboards they have, both dashboards they created themselves and dashboards shared to them.
A view of your top users based on how many reports they have
The second section shows the same type of information, but based on groups. This will let you see which groups in your organization are most active and what kind of information they are using.
With this information, you will be able to get real insights into how people are using Power BI across your organization, and be able to recognize those users, and groups, who are very active in your organization.
The second tab, in the admin portal, is Manage Users. User management, for Power BI, is done in the Office 365 admin center, so this section allows you to quickly reach the area to manage users, admins, and groups within Office 365.
When you click Go to O365 Admin Center, you go directly to the Office 365 admin center landing page, to manage the users of your tenant.
The third tab, in the admin portal, is Audit logs. The logs are located within the Office 365 Security & Compliance center. This section allows you to quickly access that area within Office 365.
For more information about audit logs, see Auditing Power BI in your organization
The third tab, in the admin portal, is Tenant settings. Tenant settings give you more control over what features are made available to your organization. If you have concerns around sensitive data, some of our features may not be right for your organization, or you may only want a given feature to be available to a specific group. If this is the case, you can switch it off in your tenant.
Settings can have three states based on the settings that you supplied.
You can disable a feature and make it so users will not be able to use it.
You can enable a feature for the entire organization which will let all users have access to that feature.
You can also enable a feature for a portion of your organization. This can happen in a few different ways. You can enable it for your entire organization except for a specific group of users.
You could also enable the feature only for a specific group of users and also disable it for a group of users. This would make sure that certain users do not have access to the feature even if they are in the allowed group.
Users in the organization can share dashboards with users outside the organization.
Users in the organization can publish reports to the web. Learn more
Users in the organization can export data from a tile or visualization. Learn more
Users in the organization can export Power BI reports as PowerPoint files. Learn more
Users in the organization can print dashboards and reports. Learn more
Users in the organization can publish content packs to the entire organization.
Users in the organization can create template content packs that use datasets built on one data source in Power BI Desktop.
Users in the organization can ask questions about their data using Cortana.
Users in the organization can use Excel to view and interact with on-premises Power BI datasets. Learn more
Users in the organization can use the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (Preview) visualization provided by Esri. Learn more
Users in the organization can interact with and share visuals created with R scripts. Learn more
Users in the organization can use auditing to monitor actions taken in Power BI by other users in the organization. Learn more
This setting needs to be enabled for audit log entries to be recorded.
Users in the organization can tag dashboards with classifications indicating dashboard security levels. Learn more