This blog post covers the steps to display your Power BI on Digital Signage displays in the secure way. It is possible for you to show your Power BI Report or Dashboard on office displays without making your report URL public

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Drive action with Digital Signage & Business Insights

The truth can be found in the data. You’ve got data, but what next?

You need to communicate your insights and information to drive action throughout the workplace. Datavisualization is the key for the employees to understanding the bigger picture. Visuals are more engaging than the raw data.


Go data driven – Share your Power BI Reports on Digital Signage

With today’s tools the data can be collected, analysed and summarised into dashboards with easy to use tools, such as Microsoft Power BI.

The data visualizations make it easier to understand the trends, patterns and the whole story around the data.

You now have actionable information.


Creating a great looking dashboard is not enough. You need to get your KPIs in Insights in front of the right people in order to drive action.


Valotalive – Microsoft Power BI integration – the secure way to display your dashboards

Valotalive has made it easy to share your MS Power BI dashboards or reports with your employees on

digital signage screens around the workplace.


Native Authentication to ensure high Security for you

Valotalive Power BI Digital Signage integration is based on native Azure AD authentication making it a secure way to display your dashboards.

Authenticating Valotalive with MS Power BI cloud means that you do not need to make any reports / dashboards public to show them on Digital Signage displays.


Follow these steps to display your Power BI Report on Digital Signage


1. Power BI Account

Make sure you have a valid MS Power BI cloud account

2. Valotalive Account

Activate your Valotalive account, you can do it here

If you do not have done so already, you can test Valotalive today as a FREE trial is provided for you.

Once you have activated your account you will be taken to Valotalive main page. Where you can do many things, but most of all you can find your Power BI app icon there.



3. Activate Your Display in Valotalive

Make sure you have an active display in Valotalive. You may test the service with a Valotalive My Display (Chrome Extension) display during the free trial.

Later you will need a mediaplayer that will connect Valotalive digital signage software with your office display. You may use any existing display with HDMI. Alternatively you have some options to go forward:

4. Activate your MS Power BI App in Valotalive

Once you are in Valotalive activate your MS Power BI Dashboards or Report app. We provide you with two different apps to suit your preferences (Reports or Dashboards)

  • As one of the first steps you will be asked to authenticate Valotalive with MS Power BI cloud using your MS credentials.
  • Valotalive supports Microsoft Azure AD authentication to enable best possible level of security for you:
authenticate to your digital signage service with your Power BI account

Enter your MS Power BI credentials in Valotalive to go forward as shown in the image. You will be then taken back to Valotalive settings.


5. Adjust your Power BI Digital Signage app settings

In app settings choose the report / dashboard from the drop down menu + give further preferences in advance settings. You can scroll through the different tabs in Power BI Reports.


6. Assign your Power BI app to your Display



Turn your insights into actions – Go Data Driven

Data driven communication in practice means that we are sharing actionable information and visualizations around strategic domains, such as:

  • Sales KPIs
  • Health & Safety records
  • Production Data
  • Financials
  • Quality
  • Employee Incentive KPIs

Power BI + Valotalive Digital Signage is a perfect combination to drive transparency within your organization.

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