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Power BI

...bring your data to life

Power BI is a data visualization tool that enables users to easily transform data into live dashboards and reports. Users can create insights from an Excel spreadsheet or a local dataset and then collaborate and share those insights with others. Power BI also offers extensive modeling, real-time analytics, and custom visualizations.  

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Notes about Power BI at William & Mary:

  • William & Mary faculty and staff have access to Power BI pro.
  • To protect W&M data records, no connections to W&M data sources, such as Banner, will be allowed.


Get Set-Up
Online Access to Power BI

You can access Power BI by going to and clicking on the Power BI tile.

Computer Client Installation
  • Go to
  • Click on the Power BI tile
  • Click on the download arrow on the top-right corner of the page
  • Select Power BI Desktop  
  • Follow the installation prompts

Self-Directed Training
Information about training
Microsoft Support 

Microsoft's support site offers a community page with FAQs and support for Power BI

Microsoft Video Training 

Select videos related to specific Power BI topics on the Power BI Webinars webpage.

LinkedIn Learning Video Training

LinkedIn Learning offers various high-quality video training sessions on the Office 365 Web Apps. You can go through to access the videos, and it will be listed on your W&M training transcript. 

Faculty/Staff Instructions:

  • Sign into Cornerstone at
  • Select Browse for Training
  • In the Search bar, search for PowerBI
  • Select the appropriate training class

Student Instructions


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