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>> One of the core parts of Power BI is the ability to connect to third-party software or service applications that you're using in your business elsewhere and use the data in those applications to drive your reports and dashboards in Power BI. So as an example, I'm gonna connect to a service called GitHub. And I'm gonna start off using this Get Data button down at the bottom left-hand corner. I can choose to connect to a whole range of different sources. And in this case, I'm gonna connect to a service. And this will output up our gallery of all of these different connectors and content packs that are available for Power BI. I can search through these or browse through them if I want to find particular things. And like I mentioned, GitHub is the one that we're gonna use as an example here. So GitHub is something that you might be using if you're a developer to store your source code and share it, collaborate on it with others. And what these content packs provide you, these connectors provide you, are out of the box reports, dashboards, and analytics to help you understand, to get the most out of that data that you've got in those applications.` So I'll hit Get here and then the first thing that'll happen, and this can be a little bit different depending on which service you're connecting to is you're gonna need to put in some parameters around, what you're connecting to or what information is that you're gonna pull down from that service. And typically, you'll have to sign in as well, so you'll have to provide some sort of credentials. For many of these services, they support, I also will open up another window, and then you just type in the address that you're used to using. And now, it will start connecting to that service and pulling that data over into Power BI and populating those reports and dashboards for you. And you'll see over in your navigation pane, you'll get new dashboards, and potentially many new reports created to support visualizing and analyzing this data. It can take a few seconds or few minutes to pull in that data depending on how much is in that application, but you'll soon see these tiles in this dashboard start to populate with the visualizations. So I can see now for GitHub, for example, we're looking at things like the number of pull requests that have been made, the number of users that are submitting issues, who's submitting the most open issues, and how these are changing over time. So I get this dashboard with some top-level information, and I can click through on any of these tiles and see the reports behind it. And typically, the reports are gonna have more details, they're gonna do things like analyzing in different ways with different types of visualization. I really like this view, it's kind of showing you by hour or day, and day of the week when most of the comments are being made back into this repository. So you can see that most of them are coming in late afternoon, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 5 o'clock, and obviously, it's a little quite around the weekends, Saturday and Sunday. So there's a whole range of sources I can connect to, and each of them will have tailored reports and dashboards that help you get the most out of the data in those applications. So it's really easy to get started very quickly monitoring that data that of course that you can pin and add to with data from the other sources across all of your Power BI dashboards. So just as I can with any other data source, I can pin these visuals to any of the dashboards that I've build in Power BI. So for example, if I'm using Salesforce to track my sales opportunities, but I'm using Zendesk to track my support organization's performance, I could combine elements from both of those different data sources onto one dashboard to give me a view across all of my business. And that's using these content packs and these third-party content providers to bring data from those applications into one place.

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Posted by: csintl on Aug 11, 2016

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