PowerBI is a powerful tool that allows others to view critical information about your Apple devices without needing permissions or access to Jamf Pro.
Building and customizing beautiful dashboards with PowerBI
Ever have a manager ask you for details about your Macs that requires you, the Jamf Pro admin, to generate a report like right, right now? PowerBI is a powerful tool that allows others to view critical information about your Apple devices without needing permissions or access to Jamf Pro. A dashboard that is aesthetically pleasing, easy to manipulate and gives results at a glance saves you time and gives your managers the information they need to make decisions in a snap.
This session shows how to use the PowerBI integration provided by Jamf. In this session, a step-by-step process shows how to manipulate data from Jamf in PowerBI, build visual dashboards and how to publish the dashboard to the web. This session builds on the excellent PowerBI video modules published by Jamf and includes specific hints and tricks to build some beautiful, interactive dashboards to show off your Apple environment.
Iowa State University uses PowerBI to give up-to-date information to their leadership with a real-time view of their Apple environment. For example, leaders can see at a glance how many Macs and iOS devices IT manages, device ages, OS versions, FileVault encryption status and the geo-location of devices across the world. With approximately 50 sites in their Jamf Pro environment, IT at ISU uses sliders in PowerBI, showing site administrators data pertinent to the site they manage. This doesn't require admins to learn how to create reports on their own. ISU also uses the information to determine which Macs may have a hardware fault and to make decisions on software licensing based on application installs.