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1,682 votesConsideration for backlog · AdminLukasz Pawlowski (Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Power BI) responded
Currently we are not planning to allow multiple apps to be published from one workspace. Soon we will allow you to discover and use a dataset across workspaces. Once we have this capability, we believe much of the need for multiple apps per workspace will be addressed.Alex Chase commented
As an organization that has been avidly using Power BI, we have developed hundreds of reports that need to be accessed across the enterprise. For non-technical users, Power BI Apps are a perfect solution. However, currently our reports are organized in to only two workspaces, those that are used internally by employees and those that are developed for clients externally.
Ideally, we would like to create a separate Power BI App for each of our 15 some departments to prevent non-technical end users from having to search hundreds of reports to access the data they want. The current system would limit our organization to creating only two apps unless we dissembled the current system and rebuilt 15 individual workspaces containing duplicates of the reports for each department. The fact is, however; that many of the reports are applicable to many different business units. As many people have stated, creating 15 workspaces is not a solution. Having the ability to build multiple apps from the same workspace is almost essential to the success of our data sharing methods moving forward.
An update such as this one would make Power BI accessible to all employees and a truly "Enterprise Ready" system. Please consider this suggestion.