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This article is an introduction to the Power BI dashboard. When you open or sign in to a Power BI service, you can see the default Power BI dashboard.

If this is the first time, the Power BI dashboard displays the following page


Power BI favorites

If you find something interesting, I mean a report or a dashboard, then you can bookmark them for quick access. Those items will be displayed in this section. I suggest you check out the Power BI favorites article to understand adding dashboards and reports to Power BI favorites.


Recent Power BI

Same as recent files in Windows. It shows the reports, dashboards that we have seen recently.


Power BI apps

Power BI applications are a collection of reports and dashboards that help you analyze your business. This section shows the available applications.


Power BI shared with me

If someone in your organization shared a report or dashboard with you, then those shared items are displayed in this section. See the article Share a dashboard and Share a report for sharing options.


Power BI workspaces

Power BI Workspace is a collection of dashboards, reports, workbooks, and data sets. Shows the workspaces that are available to this account. I suggest you check out the Create Power BI workspace article to understand how to create a workspace.


My workspace in Power BI

This is the default workplace created by the Power BI service, and this is the default as well.

If you are opening this Service for the first time, then you can display the page shown below. You can use this page to import data to create visualizations.


Clicking the Skip button or clicking the My Workspace tab opens the following window.

  • Dashboards: The Power BI dashboard section displays the Power BI dashboards that are available in this workspace. With the create button, you can also create a panel. I suggest you refer to the article Create a dashboard.
  • Reports: The Reports tab shows the reports that are available in this workspace. With the create button, you can also create a new report. I suggest you refer to the article Create a report.
  • Workbooks: This section lists the workbooks available in this workspace. That is, Excel workbooks that you loaded (did not import) into the workspace. I suggest you refer to the article Upload Excel Files.
  • Data sets: This section shows the list of available data sets. You can create a panel with the create button.