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Business Analytics (Power BI)

A business analytics tool that is part of Microsoft's Office 365 suite.


PowerBI provides data analytics tools in order to deliver tabular and visual reports to people. Reports may be publicly available or provided only to specified people.

Help, consultation, training

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Report builders
  • Report viewers

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


Public reports or use of the desktop version only is available at no cost. Delivery of access restricted reports requires a license that has an annual fee.


  • An Office 365 account
  • Microsoft Windows when using the desktop client
  • A Power BI license if creating reports that have access restrictions

Getting Started

Use the PowerBI Sign in link to get started. Download the desktop client for a more feature rich experience.

Best Practices

Users should be aware of and follow privacy rules associated with their data sets (e.g., FERPA).

Learn More/How To's

  • Power BI documentation from Microsoft


Microsoft's Power BI FAQ is available here.

Use Cases

PowerBI can be used to create visual representations of data elements and reports.

Universal Design/Accessibility

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Keywordsservice, office, microsoft, 365, o365   Doc ID110531
OwnerMarc W.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2021-04-27 09:49:58Updated2023-02-07 14:12:27
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