Microsoft – Power BI Offline messages

ROLE

Lead UX Designer

COMPANY

Microsoft / Power BI app

OVERVIEW

Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that gives you a single view of your most critical business data. Monitor the health of your business using a live dashboard, create rich interactive reports with Power BI Desktop and access your data on the go with native Power BI Mobile apps. Power BI mobile enables you to Stay connected to your data from anywhere, anytime with the Power BI app for Windows, iOS, and Android. Get a 360° view of your business data on the go – at the touch of your fingertips.

PROBLEM

Offline can happen to all us, and always at the wrong moment!

Power BI users have to stay up to date with their data all the time. It’s important to be alert and to act fast about insights. That is why offline messages a crucial part of Power BI. It has to show Power BI users about the last time their data was updated.

Power BI users have to stay up-to-date with their data. Users have to discover valuable insights in time and act on them instantly.

Users can’t see a clear sign of the last time data updated while on the go and so cannot find insights in time and act on them.

THE HUNT FOR OFFLINE MESSAGES

Offline is an important feature inside Power BI. We as a team needed to figure our where are all the parts.

SOLUTION

Provide a clear sign when there is no connection.

Provide a time stamp to other features in the service.

 

The solution was to create the mechanism that can indicate when there is no connection and then can calculate how much time from losing the connection.
This mechanism can provide the message that indicates when connection lost and can count the time from which the connection lost. This mechanism always alerts the users when there is no connection

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