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Dashboards in Power BI are one-page collections of visualizations that are created from within the Power BI service. You create dashboards by pinning visualizations from reports that you authored and published using Power BI Desktop, or visualizations you created within the Power BI service itself. Pinning a visual to a dashboard is a lot like pinning a picture to a corkboard on a wall - it sticks the visual there, in a particular spot, for others to see. To pin a visual, open its report on the Power BI service. Hover over the visual you want to pin and select the pin icon.

A dialog appears, where you select a destination dashboard for the visual from the drop-down menu, or you can create a new dashboard. You also get a preview of what the pinned visual will look like in the dashboard. You can pin visualizations from multiple reports and pages to a single dashboard, allowing you to combine different datasets and sources into a single page of insights.

On Dashboards, you can add any sort of visualization including graphs, maps, images, and shapes, by "pinning" them. Once a visual is pinned to a dashboard, it's called a tile.

Your dashboards, including any new ones, appear in the Dashboards section on the left side of the Power BI service. Select a dashboard from the list to view it.

You can change the layout of visuals on a dashboard however you'd like. To resize a tile, drag its handles in or out. To move a tile, simply click and drag it to a different location on the dashboard. Hover over a tile and click the pencil icon to open the Tile Details, where you can change the Title or Subtitle.

Click on a dashboard tile to view the report from which it originated. This lets you quickly view the underlying data beneath a visual. You can also change that link by using the Set custom link field in Tile Details.

You can pin tiles from one dashboard to another, for example if you have a collection of dashboards and want to create one summary board. The process is the same: hover over the tile and select the pin icon. Dashboards are easy to create, and to change. And you can customize them to make your one-page dashboard show exactly what it should.

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