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This module provides students with a quick overview of the Power BI Desktop client application and Power BI cloud service, and where the extension points of Power BI are as a developer. The modules introduces developers to the Power BI REST API, writing custom Visuals and embedding Power BI in custom web portals.
The Power BI REST API is a Web API developers can use to interact with the Power BI Service. Students will learn how the authenticate users against the Power BI REST API using the Microsoft Identity Platform (MSAL). Students will learn how to work with App Workspaces, Datasets, Tables and the data from code. The module also explains how the Power BI REST API can be used to automate the publishing of PBIX files and configuring data source settings.
This module teaches students how to work with streaming datasets in Power BI. Students will learn about the different ways that rows of data can pushed into a streaming dataset. Finally, students will see how real-time dashboard can be created using so-called streaming tiles.
In this module students will first learn how to setup a development environment for building custom Visuals. Next, students will learn how to use the Power BI Custom Visual Tool (PBIVIZ) to create, test and package a custom Visual. Students will also learn about the structure of a custom Visual project in Visual Studio Code.
This module teaches students step by step how custom Visuals are built. It first introduces the custom Visual Object Model. Next, students will learn how Objects and Properties can be defined on a custom Visual and how you work with them in code. Students will also be introduced to the different data view mappings and how to retrieve the data that the Visual should display using the DataView object model. Students also learn how to display tooltips on Visuals, how to use the formatting utility classes to format numbers, dates, ... Finally, students will see how custom Visuals can be packaged and used in Power BI Desktop or the Power BI Service.