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With Power BI, you can retrieve data from hundreds of data sources, shape the data to fit your specific requirements, perform ad hoc analytics, and present the results through various types of visualizations. Power BI greatly simplifies the entire BI process, making it possible for business users and data analysists to take control of their own reporting needs, while providing enterprise-grade security and scalability.
The Power BI service lies at the heart of the Power BI offering, providing a cloud-based platform for connecting to data and building reports. Users can access the service through a web-based portal that provides the tools necessary to retrieve, transform and present business data. For example, the following figure shows the portal with the Human Resources Sample dashboard selected. The dashboard includes several visualizations that are part of the Human Resources Sample report. (Microsoft provides several sample datasets, reports, and dashboards for learning about Power BI.)