ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Power BI Tenancy Settings

This section describes the design decisions associated with configuring Power BI within the Power BI Admin Portal for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Power BI is a data visualisation tool which can be leveraged to provide interactive dashboards and reports. It integrates with a variety of data sources to enable the creation of dashboards and reports.

Power BI consists of five components:

  • Power BI Desktop - Power BI desktop is a Windows desktop application which enables the manipulation of data and the creation of reports and dashboards.
  • Power BI Service - The Power BI service is a SaaS offering that enables the creation, modification, and sharing of reports and dashboards.
  • Power BI Mobile - Power BI mobile is a mobile application that enables the consumption of reports and dashboards.
  • Power BI Report Server - The Power BI report server is an on-premises tool which enables reports to be distributed as required.
  • Power BI Embedded – Power BI embedded enables organisations to publish Power BI reports to be consumed on a public website.

Inside the Power BI Service, the creation of workspaces, content packs, custom visualisations, and data flows can be controlled both on an enterprise level and a group level. This simplifies management of the service.

Power BI also enables administrators to control the sharing of datasets, content, report publishing, and template apps. This ensures adequate control over sharing of organisation information.

Security & Governance

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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

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