PowerBI.tips is extremely happy to be part of, and contribute to, the Power BI Community. We’re constantly trying to think of new and interesting ways we can enhance the Power BI experience for everyone by providing helpful tips & tools. Some examples of what we’ve done so far are Power BI Desktop Theme generator, and the Power BI toolbox:
Today we’re happy to announce another tool that we hope you will get an immense amount of use from.
Layouts are Power BI Template (PBIT) files that will contain layouts that we’ve created with visualizations already in place and only require your data to light up. We have, and will be, using as many of the visualization techniques that we’ve learned and applying them to these pre-configured files. We are taking some of the best layouts we’ve seen, and those we’ve developed on our own to create these files for you. This means that you don’t have to spend any time worrying about the vast number of design techniques, or spend any time placing or moving things around on the report page. All that is required of you, is to download the PBIT file, load your data, and start selecting the pre-placed visualization you want to use and plug in your data values. With each layout template there will be a sample file (demo) that will show you the look and feel of each layout so you can easily choose the layout you want on each report page. You can always change the visual type with the click of a button.
Today, we’re releasing the first of our efforts with a 3 tab layout focused on the business analyst. These layouts are designed with maximum flexibility in mind, to let you alter color themes, easily change the visualization type, and provide enough visualizations to give you a huge initial benefit. One of the best parts about the Layout is that you are not limited by our designs, they are just the starting point, you can fully customize them however you would like. We just provide you with a solid foundation to build from.
Here is a quick demo on how to load data into your layout:
In addition to the first analyst layout, we’re releasing an Info-graphic style layout that contains some deeper interactions using Bookmarks. However, these Layouts will be a bit more restrictive in terms of how much you can change visually. This is due to the need to rely more heavily on other tools to create the look & feel. Thus, you will be limited in just how much you can change. Our hope with these is to build more stunning report layouts that will maximize presentation, or help wow an audience.
We are planning on continuing to release layouts that are geared towards the analyst, executives and still have some fun with highly stylized files. We hope you get as much use out of these new Layouts as we know we will! Over time, our goal will be to continue to develop and produce an entire library of the selections for you to choose from. Thanks to all of you who make this such a fun and great Community to be a part of.