Episode 14 – Surveying the scene

This is episode 14 recorded on September 8th, 2017 where John & Jason talk about Power BI Drill through Reports, Timeline Storyteller Visual, Microsoft Forms with Microsoft Flow and Power BI, and Microsoft Ignite.

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Episode 13 – Back to On Premises

This is episode 13 recorded on August 31st, 2017 where John & Jason talk about Power BI Embedded, Hurricane Harvey, and the new Power BI Report Server.

Show Notes:

Hurricane Harvey and the SharePoint Community

I just blogged about the Hurricane Harvey relief effort that I have been working on for the past week. I know it isn’t about Business Intelligence, but if you have a moment please give it a read.

Hurricane Harvey and the SharePoint Community

While you are at it, if you have an extra minute to watch the following video (in the blog post as well) about an urgent need for the JCC of Houston I would be eternally grateful.

Best,
-jase

Episode 12 – Time after time

Recorded on August 23rd, 2017

This is episode 12 recorded on August 23rd, 2017 where we talk about the new SharePoint Communication Sites, OneDrive’s new sharing functionality, when times are not times, and the difference between embedding reports & Power BI Embedded.

Show notes:

  • SharePoint Communication Sites and Power BI – a security nightmare? Where to put the report…..
    • Comm sites do not tie to an Office 365 Group, therefore no Power BI Workspace to publish to
    • Rollout complete: https://twitter.com/SharePoint/status/897189016470118400
  • OneDrive new sharing functionality
    • Sharing from Explorer
      • Current version: Build 17.3.6963.0807
    • Hans Brender – https://hansbrender.com/onedrive-for-business-engl/
  • Time zone fun
    • Date/Time/TimeZone renders differently
    • https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2017/08/power-bi-time-values-browser-desktop/
  • When is embedded not embedded
    • https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2017/08/power-bi-embedded-embedding-power-bi-reports/
  • EM1 & EM2 SKU availability
    • Only available on a yearly basis now except for E3
  • ISV Accelerator program
    • https://info.microsoft.com/power-bi-embedded-accelerator-offer-register.html

Episode 11- Garden full of news

Recorded on August 18th, 2017

This is episode 11 recorded on August 18th, 2017 where John & Jason talk about the News in Power BI including Desktop update, a new version of the onPrem Data Gateway & the Power BI Research panel.

Power BI Licensing and the Power BI Web Part in SharePoint

John White recently published a couple of posts to help clarify the licensing requirements around the Power BI web part for SharePoint. The first, “What License is Needed to Use the Power BI Web Part?” deals with the nuances of using Power BI Pro vs the Premium licensing model.

The second, “Power BI Embedded is not for Embedding Power BI Reports” discusses the Premium model in Power BI Embedded, and why it’s not appropriate for use with SharePoint.

Episode 10 – May I see your license please sir?

Recorded August 17th, 2017

This is episode 10 recorded on August 17th, 2017 where we talk about the new Power BI licensing model & Microsoft Ignite.

Show notes:

  • The new licensing model & its implications
    • Old
      • Had different features & limitations (storage, refresh, sharing, and data access)
      • Free (but licensed)
        • Included sharing dashboard
          • Gave access to underlying Reports in read-only
      • Pro ($10 per user per month)
  • New
    • Free (but licensed)
      • Author
    • Power BI Pro
      • Share & Collaborate
        • Build dashboards that deliver a 360-degree, real-time view of the business
        • Collaborate on share data

Audit and govern how data is accessed and used

  • Package content and distribute to users with apps
  • Power BI Premium
    • Scale large deployments
      • Distribute and embed content without purchasing per-user licenses
      • Publish reports on-premises with Power BI Report Server
      • Unlock more capacity and higher limits for your Pro users