Self-service builder experience for template apps

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Power BI enables its users to go into a template app builder mode to create template apps and switch existing workspaces into Power BI template apps that can then be packaged and deployed to other tenants. The template app package consists of one artifact per type (one dashboard, one report, one dataset, one dataflow). As a template app creator, you can configure your app to block content from being available for editing by those who install the app.

There are several scenarios where such a deployment package could be used. In the enterprise, you can promote content between your test, preproduction, and production environments. As a system integrator, you can create a template app to deliver an analytics solution based on ‘M’ code running during data ingest as part of a dataflow, or dataset that is used to deliver unique insights for your customers.