Purview and Microsoft Fabric: Better Together

Microsoft create Purview, a data governance solution.

Since Microsoft Fabric was in preview, there was a promise of a deeper integration between Fabric and this governance solution. This integration is finally available.

This governance solution is a complete world by itself. This is only a small summary of what’s available.

First access to Purview

Purview is not only one more experience in Fabric. We can activate the governance solution acessing  Settings -> Microsoft Purview Hub (preview)

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It can take up to 30 minutes to build the first insights about our environment.

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The first Purview Insights

The insights provide a very good view of our Power BI/Fabric environment.

It focuses on certified, endorsed and promoted items, as it would be expected from a governance tool. But the view of the entire environment is already very interesting by itself.

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Admin Workspace

The governace feature creates an Admin workspace.

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Admin monitoring workspace in a special position among workspaces

The workspace contains two reports and semantic models:

  • Features Usage and Adoption
  • Purview Hub

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Both provide many different views of our Power BI/Fabric environment. My attention is caught by the very interesting overview of all the content available in our environment.

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Sensitivity

Managing sensitivity labels is one more governance feature available.

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Summary

This seems a great start and we have a lot to work on how to make data governance in Fabric environment.