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.

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

Episode 9 – Dog Days

Recorded August 3rd, 2017

In this episode, John and Jason look talk about about SQL Server 2017 RC2, PowerApps, and updates to the Power BI service.

Show notes:

  • SP Fest appearance
  • Ignite – Sept 26, 2:00 PM somewhere in the Orange County convention center