Power BI Auditing, Usage Analytics & Logging

Power BI Sentinel Usage Analytics tracks which users are accessing which reports, and when.

This enables you to monitor Power BI adoption, usage of specific workspaces or reports, check whether your users are actually consuming the Power BI content that you're providing them with, and monitor access from a security perspective.

Auditing tracks and logs who is creating, changing and deleting Power BI content, including reports, data flows, workspaces, datasets, Apps and Dashboards.

Do you have this level of visibility of your Power BI estate?


  • Track usage of reports and workspaces, see how and when users are interacting with reports.
  • Guage licence utilisation, and cut the costs of unused licences
  • Monitor who is creating, editing and deleting content
  • Log data stored in your own Azure SQL DB database
  • Create your own Power BI usage analysis reports, or use our Templates!

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Common scenarios and Business Cases


You've paid for a large number of new Power BI licences, or have upgraded to Premium Capacity. You need to monitor the adoption rate to see whether you're getting value from those licences.

Power BI Sentinel allows you to monitor, by date and/or time, which users are accessing which reports and in which workspaces. You can then monitor this over time to track adoption within the business.


The CEO runs a report, and it has broken - you can use Power BI Sentinel audit logs to see exactly who has edited the backing data on this report. Then follow up with Change Tracking to see exactly what the change was, down to the changes in the DAX calculations. Finally roll the report back and fix it quickly using backups.


You want to make a significant change to a report, but want to engage with business users on the proposed changes before making them. You need to know which users are accessing this report on a regular basis.

Power BI Sentinel easily allows you to identify these users, allowing you to engage with them early in the process, preventing any backlash or problems.