Microsoft Power BI UK User Group -Power BI Workspace - So Much More Than a Simple Container with Tom Martens

Join our Microsoft Power BI – UK User Group for our webinar in association with Onyx Data ( This session we are excited to announce our host Leon Gordon will be introducing Tom Martens.

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Session Abstract

From time to time, I realize that the Power BI workspace is considered a nuisance that has to be selected before another fantastic report can be published to the service and shared with others. It’s true, one of the ruling principles of Power BI Service, one workspace, one app, made me rethink the organization of content more than once. I will share my findings from the last years supporting large enterprises and small organizations on using workspaces. I will explain why I consider the separation of data and content (reports and dashboards) a good idea and the XMLA endpoint’s role. I demonstrate the importance of workspaces in combination with deployment pipelines and how they relate to data governance.


Thomas “Tom” Martens has been awarded as an MSFT Data Platform MVP and works as Solution Architect at Munich Re ( For 20+ years, Tom delivers Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Analytics solutions. His current interest is in data visualization and applying analytical methods to small and large amounts of data, next to providing the Power BI Platform to users for tackling analytical challenges. Tom is a regular speaker at international conferences and user meetings. Tom is the co-author of the book “Pro DAX with Power BI.”