Exercise 2: Signing Up for a Power BI Account

How to Create a Project Online Power BI Center (cont.)

In this exercise, you will sign up for a free Power BI account. If you already have a Power BI account skip forward to Exercise 3.

1. Open a new tab on your web browser and go to http://powerbi.com.

2. From the Microsoft Power BI web page, click on either Start Free OR Sign up free.

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3. On the Getting Started web page, scroll down to under the Power BI section and click Try Free >.

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4. Type the email address you are signing up with, and then click Sign up.

NOTE: You must you use a work, or school, email address to sign up. Email addresses such as outlook.com, hotmail.com, gmail.com and others are not allowed

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5. You will get a message indicating to check your email. Click on the link in the email validate your email account and complete the instructions from the web page.

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However, if you are already using a Microsoft service, such Office 365, you will instead receive a message to Sign in. Sign in with your account and complete the instructions from the web page.

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6. After signing in, agree to the terms and conditions by clicking Start.

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7. You will then be taken to https://app.powerbi.com and you can begin using Power BI as a free user.

 

EXERCISES

Rolly Perreaux, PMP, MCSE, MCT is a Business Solutions Architect / Founder for PMO Logistics You can view his complete bio at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rollyperreaux/

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