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Power BI usage statistics

Provide analysis of how our Power BI dashboards/reports are being used:

Hit count, Q&A queries ran, filters applied, common actions etc.

This would allow us to track the importance and use of our reporting and see how different users interact with the data.

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    James Snowball shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminSirui Sun (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) responded  · 

    Hello everyone! I’m an excited to announce Power BI usage metrics for content creators! This release allows you to see the metrics for the dashboards and reports that you’ve created, without the need for O365/Power BI admin privileges. To learn more:

    > Announcement:
    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/measure-and-magnify-your-impact-with-usage-metrics-for-dashboard-and-report-authors

    > Documentation:
    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

    With this release, we are resolving this item as done.

    However, we are planning on iterating on the v1 functionality in the months to come. We’ve created the following UserVoice items for these improvements. Please cast your vote below to help us prioritize our investments going forward:

    > Usage metrics show the exact e-mail address/names of users who access dashboards/reports
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469269-show-email-address-or-user-name-in-usage-metrics-f

    > Dataset usage metrics
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469302-dataset-usage-metrics-for-content-creators

    > Usage metrics for Power BI apps
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469335-usage-metrics-for-power-bi-apps

    > Usage metrics contains data for >90 days
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469353-maintain-dashboard-report-usage-metrics-data-for

    > Improve usage metrics performance
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469380-improve-dashboard-report-usage-metrics-report-perf

    > Usage metrics programmatic access
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/14817480-usage-statistics-via-rest

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is great. Very useful but I'd really like to know owners of top 10 dashboards and the names of the dashboards in our domains. Someone may have created a great dashboard but I don't have visibility of it. Plus I need to know who is beating me ;-)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Should also add a feature where it can show when a user last logged in to PowerBI itself, not just a specific report/dashboard.

      • Soren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great feature and gives a good overview.
        However as other users have also commented for certain reports it would be beneficial to know who the users are.

      • Atanas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great feature, it seems, however, it does not give me the full list of persons viewing but only the total count. Since the dashboard is used by multiple teams, we would like to see who actually uses it often. Is this possible with the current capabilities?

      • Hera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I work for a large organisation (30k+ staff). i am heading up sole dept creating PowerBI dashboards. I have no influence over IT in the corporation. How to find out the usage and views of the dashboards we are publishing?

      • Jared Knutzen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on usage statistics for content owners/creators? I'm in the dark about how many users are hitting my reports because I am not an IT admin. Really need these stats!

      • Fatima Del Carpio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to see this for content owners and creators. No true Business intelligence tool can be 100% useful if we cannot follow our users and the effectiveness of our content.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Those are critical reports for Admin or auditing purpose, please share timeline for Vietnam market as we can not report the system usage to stack holder since system go-live

      • Pete commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Assuming everyone has seen the latest options in Admin portal?
        Under Tenant Settings switch to 'On' Create Audit Logs for Internal Activity Auditing down near the bottom for detailed audit logs.

        Question Microsoft: Any way you can download the Usage Metrics to a .csv or any other format?

      • Brandon Katz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi there,

        Have you considered a third party analytics solution for your SharePoint portal? A solution like CardioLog Analytics drills down deep to provide much deeper insights than those available in SharePoint or Google analytics.It’s available as an On-Prem or SaaS deployment. The solution is specifically built for SharePoint, so it’s tailored to provide analytics specifically on SharePoint’s architecture. If you’re looking for more information regarding your portal visitors, navigation paths, search behaviors, and content performance check out http://www.intlock.com

        Hope this helps!

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