Ásgeir Gunnarsson


Ásgeir is a Data Platform MVP and owner of North Insights IVS.  He works on Business Intelligence solutions using the whole of the MS BI stack. Ásgeir has been working in BI since 2007 both as a consultant and internal employee. Before turning to BI Ásgeir worked as a technical trainer and currently teaches BI courses at the Continuing Education Department of the University of Iceland.

Ásgeir speaks regularly at events both domestic and internationally and is the group leader of the Icelandic PASS Group as well as the Icelandic Power BI user group.

Ásgeir is the co-author of Pro Power BI Administration from APRESS and the Power BI MVP book. Ásgeir is passionate about data and loves solving problem with BI.



Managing Power BI Workspaces


Workspaces allow Power BI users to collect together datasets, reports, dashboards, dataflows and other Power BI objects and control access. As such the workspace is a central component in any Power BI deployment strategy. What is the best way to manage workspaces? The answer to that question (like so many others) is that it depends. In this session we will cover the most common ways to manage Power BI workspaces and try to uncover what method works best for different scenarios. We will try to touch on the whole lifecycle of the workspace from creation until deletion.


We will cover scenarios ranging from everyone can create workspaces and manage them to automated workspace creation via a workflow which are managed by administrators.


What we will cover:


  • Different ways to create workspaces:
    • Manual
      • User can create workspaces
      • Only certain users/groups can create workspaces
    • Automatic
      • Simple workflow without approval
      • Complex workflow with multiple approvals
    • Managing workspaces
      • Manual
        • User manages their own workspaces
        • Admins manage all workspaces
        • Hybrid of the above
      • (Semi) Automatic
      • Using APIs to manage certain aspect of workspaces. such as monitoring and deletion
    • How workspace creation and management fits into the most common content Lifecycle Management methods for Power BI


The audience will take away knowledge of different methods to manage workspaces and ideas on how to automate some aspects of it.


Excel Virtually Global is an independent conference and is neither sponsored nor approved by Microsoft.


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