Configuring a Subscription Demo
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This course is designed to lead users through the experience of working with Power BI content in the Power BI service. This web-enabled environment is where content creators and business users go to develop, deploy, and consume content. This course will walk through the process of creating Power BI workspaces in this environment, provisioning user roles, and publishing content to these spaces. It will also walk through the steps necessary to make that content available to a larger business audience by developing workspace apps.

Content in Power BI is also constantly iterated upon, and this course will establish best practices for development lifecycle strategy and the use of premium features like deployment pipelines. Once Power BI content is deployed, it must also be accessible and discoverable. This course will examine processes for promoting and certifying Power BI content and configuring subscriptions so that content can be emailed to users at a defined frequency.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a Power BI workspace
  • Assign workspace roles
  • Publish a Power BI desktop file
  • Create a workspace app
  • Create a dashboard in a workspace
  • Certify a dataset
  • Configure a subscription

Intended Audience

This course is designed for individuals who are working with Power BI and those studying for Microsoft’s Power BI Certification assessment.


To get the most from this course, you should have reasonable experience working with Power BI. If you're new to Power BI, we recommend taking our Introduction to Power BI course.


Let's walk through the process of configuring a subscription. From our testing workspace, let's select the dashboard. From within the dashboard screen, we'll have the option to select subscribe. When we click the subscribe button, it opens a side panel which gives us the option to add a new subscription. When we click that button, we can now create a subscription. We can give the subscription a name, we'll call this, testing subscription. We are subscribing ourself.

We can add a subject to the email line and we can add a description. We also can choose the frequency, in this case, let's make it every Monday, as well as we can choose the time, in this case, we'll leave the scheduled time at, let's say 8:30 AM Eastern. We'll start it today, and let's say we end it at the beginning of February. We'll also leave these links enabled. Now, we can save and close. At this point., we've created the subscription, if we open the subscription sidebar again, we'll see our subscription present. We can test it by clicking run now, toggle it on or off with this radio button, or delete it here.

About the Author

Steve is an experienced Solutions Architect with over 10 years of experience serving customers in the data and data engineering space. He has a proven track record of delivering solutions across a broad range of business areas that increase overall satisfaction and retention. He has worked across many industries, both public and private, and found many ways to drive the use of data and business intelligence tools to achieve business objectives. He is a persuasive communicator, presenter, and quite effective at building productive working relationships across all levels in the organization based on collegiality, transparency, and trust.