Power BI Dashboard Deployment

Welcome to the Neverfail Continuous Controls (NFCC) Power BI Dashboard Deployment phase. Here you will be tasked to deploy and configure the CTAC Power BI App using an app link and a set of database credentials provided by Neverfail.

The approximate time expected to complete these tasks is 10 minutes.

Power BI Dashboard Deployment Prerequisites

Before proceeding with this deployment, you will need the following data points and application access credentials:

  • Database Username / UUID: Provided in your task system ticket.

  • Database Password: Provided in your task system ticket.

  • Power BI Pro: Licensing (https://app.powerbi.com)

1. Power BI App Deployment

  1. Login to https://app.powerbi.com/ using your normal credentials.

  2. Access the Microsoft AppSource site at https://appsource.microsoft.com/.

  3. Search for “neverfail” and click the Get it now button on the app result.

  1. Click Continue on the new window.

  1. After a moment, the app will open in the Power BI website, and a window will prompt to name the workspace and install the app. If you cannot install it, a Pro license may not be available.

  1. Input name “NFCC App” or any other desired name, then click Install.

  2. After a moment, it will show a window indicating the app has been installed.

  1. Click Go to app.

  2. Select Connect Your Data.

  3. Input the provided Database Username / UUID variable into the “User name” field.

  4. Input the provided Database Password into the “Password” field.

  5. Set “Privacy level setting for this data source” field to Private.

  6. Click Sign in.

2. Scheduling Data Refreshes

By default, scheduled refresh frequency is daily, but can schedule up to eight times per day. It is recommended to set the refresh timing at the bottom of every hour during your normal work block.

  1. Navigate to the Workspace using the left-hand menu.

  2. Click the Datasets menu.

  3. Under the Actions section, click the icon to Schedule Refresh.

  1. Expand and set the Scheduled refresh section to have up to eight refreshes. Consider setting them during normal work hours, at the bottom of the hour.

  2. Click Apply to save.

Power BI deployment is DONE. Time for a quick restroom break!

UP NEXT: Close out this deployment ticket in your configured task system. After, the next deployment task assignment will arrive shortly.