August 2016 Dashboard in a Day Workshop

In this post you can find materials and useful information on Power BI Dashboard in a Day training which will be provided August 23 in Microsoft Technology Center New York.

Please download archive with instructions, source files and Power BI reports.

Prerequisites and setup steps

  • Internet connectivity: You must be connected to the internet
  • At minimum, a computer with 2-cores and 4GB RAM running one of the following version of Windows: Windows 7,  Windows 8, (64-bit preferred), Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012/R2
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop requires Internet Explorer 9 or greater
  • Verify if you have 32bit or 64bit operating system to decide if you need to install the 32bit or 64bit applications.
    • Search for computer on your PC, right click properties for your compute
    • You will be able to identify if your operating system is 64 or 32 bit based on “system type” as shown below
  • Download and install Power BI Desktop: Download and install Microsoft Power BI Desktop from
  • Signup for Power BI: Go to and sign up for Power BI with a business email address.
  • If you have an existing account, please go to and Sign in using your Power BI account.



  • 08:30 AM – 09:00 AM – Introduction to Power BI
  • 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Power BI Desktop – Content
  • 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Power BI Service and overview
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Power BI service I – Content
  • 12:30 PM – 01:00 PM – Lunch


  • 01:00 PM – 01:15 PM – Power BI Service II and overview
  • 01:15 PM – 02:15 PM – Power BI Service II – Content
  • 02:15 PM – 04:30 PM – Bring your own data and build dashboards (optional)

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