Power BI Embedded new workspace experience creation API

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Power BI is introducing a new workspace experience as a preview. Workspaces are still places to collaborate with colleagues to create collections of dashboards and reports, which you can bundle into apps and distribute to your whole organization or to specific people or groups.

With the new workspaces (preview), you can now:

  • Assign workspace roles to user groups: security groups, distribution lists, Office 365 groups, and individuals.
  • Create a workspace in Power BI without creating an Office 365 group.
  • Use more granular workspace roles for more flexible permissions management in a workspace.

Use the Power BI REST API to create a new workspace experience automatically.

A new parameter, added to the existing Create Group API, will create the new workspace (preview):

https://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/groups?workspaceV2=true

An API with this new parameter will create a new workspace (preview). Regular calls without the new parameter will continue to create the existing workspaces.

Learn more about the new workspace experience (preview).