How to Install Power BI Desktop on a Mac (without Parallels)

How to Install Power BI Desktop on a Mac (without Parallels)
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It can be challenging for Mac users to work with Power BI Desktop because it is a Windows-only application for creating datasets and reports. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to install Power BI Desktop on your Mac!

Step 1: Find an image of Power BI Desktop

The first step is to find an image of Power BI Desktop that you want to use for your MacBook. You can use any image you like, as long as it’s a high-quality image and in the correct size for your MacBook.

Step 2: Customize the MacBook skin

Once you have your image, you’ll need to customize the MacBook skin. You can use an online service like Skinit, which allows you to upload your image and customize it to fit your MacBook perfectly. Make sure to choose the correct MacBook model and size, as the skin needs to fit snugly and align with all the ports and buttons.

Step 3: Order the customized skin

After customizing your MacBook skin with the Power BI Desktop image, order it online. The website will ask for your shipping address, and you’ll need to pay for the skin using a credit card or PayPal account.

Step 4: Install Power BI Desktop

When your skin arrives, carefully remove it from the packaging and lay it flat on a clean surface. Make sure your MacBook is clean and free of dust and debris. Line up the skin with the MacBook, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles as you go, and press down firmly on the skin to make sure it adheres correctly.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Power BI Desktop on your Mac. Now you can enjoy Power BI Desktop every time you use your MacBook!

This post was generated without common sense by GPT.

Dataset Authoring Preview

Okay, so perhaps that’s not the solution you’ve been looking for. The good news though is that the Microsoft Power BI product group recently introduced a preview of dataset authoring in the Power BI service. While still in its early stages, Microsoft is closing the last major gap in the goal to bring eventual feature parity between Desktop and the web. Explore the Power BI service at for report authoring with both interactive and operational / paginated reports (new and evolving), dataset authoring for models (new), dataflows for ingesting and transforming data with Power Query, and more!

Read more in the Power BI blog: Edit your data model in the Power BI Service (Preview) | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

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