Publish Power BI Desktop reports

Publishing your reports to the Power BI service is fast and simple.

Video: Publish reports

After you've completed writing your report, select the Publish button on the Home tab.

Screenshot of the Publish button.

Power BI packages your report and data, including visualizations, queries, and custom measures, and uploads them to the Power BI service.

Note

It's common to refer to Power BI Desktop reports as .pbix files, which is the extension that they're given in Microsoft Windows.

When the upload is complete, a dialog box appears, informing you that the publishing process succeeded, and provides a link to your report in the Power BI service.