The portable version of DAX Studio is distributed as a single zip file.
To run the portable version you just need to unzip the zip file into a folder and double-click on the DaxStudio.exe file.
When running the portable version any settings, logs and query history will be saved in sub-folders under the folder holding DAX Studio so you can copy/paste this folder between machines or store it on a USB drive.
When using the portable release DaxStudio.exe saves users settings to the local folder as such
Note: The Excel add-in is not available when using the portable install as the add-in needs to be installed in order to be registered with Excel.
Note: The Power BI Desktop External Tools integration is not available when using the portable install as the external tools registration file needs to be installed in a specific folder under the ‘Program Files’ folder order to be registered with Power BI Desktop. (the All Users install option should be used if you require Power BI Desktop integration)