We've redesigned the navigation experience to make it easier for you to find and navigate your Power BI content.
|streamlined the lists for dashboards, reports, workbooks, and datasets|
|added quick access flyout menus for favorites, most-recent, and workspace selection|
|added a way to identify related content for dashboards, reports, and datasets|
|added a separate content area for workbooks|
|created a separate area for your favorite dashboards|
|created a separate area for content that has been shared with you|
|created a separate area for your most-recent content|
|reduced the number of clicks required to accomplish tasks -- combined the lists of content, and the actions you can take on that content, on the same screen. For example, switching between dashboards and reports.|
Watch Amanda take you on a tour of the new navigation experience, explaining and demonstrating the improvements. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below the video to explore for yourself.
Let's start by looking at how the basic content (dashboards, reports, datasets, workbooks) is organized. Before this, all of your content was listed in the left navigation pane. Now, you still have that option, but the default is to display by content type within the context of a workspace. Select a workspace from the left navigation pane (left nav) and the tabs for the associated content (dashboards, reports, workbooks, datasets) fill the Power BI canvas to the right.
NOTE: If you have Power BI Free, you'll only see one workspace -- My Workspace.
Favorites lets you quickly access those dashboards that are most important to you.
With the dashboard open, select Favorite from the top-right corner.
Favorite changes to Unfavorite and the star icon becomes yellow.
To display a list of all the dashboards that you have added as favorites, in the left nav, select the arrow to the right of Favorites. Because the left nav is a permanent feature of Power BI service, you have access to this list from anywhere in Power BI service.
From here you can select a dashboard to open it.
To open the Favorites pane, in the left nav, select Favorites or select the Favorites icon .
From here you can select a dashboard to open it, see who owns a dashboard, unfavorite a dashboard, or share a dashboard with colleagues.
Another way to mark a dashboard as a favorite is from the Dashboards tab. Just open the workspace that contains the dashboard, and select the star icon to the left of the dashboard name.
TIP To learn more, see Favorite a dashboard
Quickly get to the reports and dashboards that you’ve most recently accessed by visiting the Recents pane. This includes content from across all of your workspaces.
Similar to Favorites, you can quickly access your recents from anywhere in Power BI service by selecting the arrow next to Recents in the left nav.
TIP To learn more, see Recents in Power BI
Apps are collections of dashboards and reports purpose-built by your organization to deliver key metrics for faster and easier data-driven decisions.
TIP: To learn more, see App workspaces (below) and What are Power BI apps.
Shared with me is the location for all dashboards that colleagues have shared with you. Filter by dashboard owner, use the search field to find what’s relevant, and sort the items by date. And for shared content you visit frequently, it's even easier to favorite it right from the Shared with me view.
TIP To learn more, see Shared with me
Next in the left nav is workspaces. Workspaces can be thought of as containers for Power BI content. There are two types of workspaces: My Workspace and App workspaces.
NOTE: If you are not a member of an app workspace or an admin, you may not see any app workspaces in your left nav. And if you are a Power BI Free customer, you will not see any app workspaces.
My Workspace stores all the content that you own. Think of it as your personal sandbox or work area for your own content. You can share content from My Workspace with colleagues. Within My Workspace, your content is organized into 4 tabs: Dashboards, Reports, Workbooks, and Datasets.
TIP To learn more, see My Workspace
Apps and app workspaces are a feature of Power BI Pro. If you are someone who authors dashboards and reports for others, you'll use app workspaces to do this. An app workspace is the place where you'll create the app, so to create an app, you'll first need to create the app workspace. They’re the evolution of group workspaces – staging areas and containers for the content in the app. You and your colleagues can collaborate on dashboards, reports, and other content that you plan to distribute to a wider audience, or even your entire organization.
TIP: To learn more, visit Create and distribute an app in Power BI.
As with My Workspace, your content is organized into 4 tabs: Dashboards, Reports, Workbooks, and Datasets.
Switch workspaces by selecting Workspaces in the left nav.
The new content view makes it easier to search, filter and sort your content. To search for a dashboard, report or workbook, type in the search area. Power BI filters to only the content that has your search string as part of the name.
You can also sort the content by name or owner.
TIP To learn more, see Power BI navigation: search, sort, filter
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