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.
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
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.
In this episode, John and Jason look specifically the July 2017 updates to Power BI in the Desktop, the service, and to the On-Premises Data Gateway. Additionally, we talk about the fact that in September, we’ll be recording in front of a live audience at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando!
What’s in the new Power BI Desktop Client
– Table & matrix visual
– Custom visuals store
New On-Premises Data Gateway in July
– Keeps the mashup (Power Query) engine in sync with Desktop update
No changes to the new Premium licensing SKU yet for Power BI
Power BI Reporting Server licensing questions
Microsoft Workplace Analytics goes General Availability
Power BI web part is GA, but it still says”Preview” in the service. What’s up with that?
After a long hiatus, Jason and John are back with the podcast! The format has changed, and now it’s audio-only (for the moment at least) and we’re trying to keep it down to a consumable 30 minutes.
In this re-launching episode both Jason and John were in Johannesburg for the Share conference, and took the opportunity to discuss all of the important announcements coming out of the Microsoft Data Analytics summit, which was happening half a world away in Seattle.
Topics discussed include:
– Changes to the Power BI Free and Pro SKU
– Announcement of additional tiers of Premium Pricing for Power BI
– General Availability of the Power BI Web Part for SHarePoint Online
– Changes to the Power BI Embedded platform
– Power BI Reporting Server
– Power Apps and Flow integration with Power BI
Power BI has been getting a lot of attention recently, but it represents only the cloud platform of Microsoft’s BI strategy. As clearly announced last fall, the other main platform, deployed on premises, is SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The release of SQL Server 2016 represents a major leap forward for SSRS.
Join Jason and John as they welcome guest Riccardo Muti, from the SSRS team at Microsoft to discuss the past, present and future of this venerable BI tool.
New On Premises Data Gateway
Customizable dashboard for Power BI mobile
Data Driven alerts in the Power BI Service
Row Level Security now in the Desktop
Analyze in Excel now connects to on prem SSAS data
Power BI Dataset API improvements
PBI Embedded and Publish to web are now Generally Available Announcing the release of the Azure Usage and Billing Portal
Use FieldValuesAsText when reporting on SharePoint data
In this episode, we were fortunate enough to have Kasper De Jonge as our guest. Kasper is Senior Program Manager on the Analysis Services team, and has been with the tabular data model since its inception.
We covered a fair bit of ground, including topics like:
– What’s the difference between classic cubes and the new tabular model
– Why is the tabular model “everywhere” these days?
– What do the new terms mean?
– How does SharePoint and PowerPivot for SharePoint fit into the new landscape?
– Where does claims authentication fit into the picture?
– When is it, or is it not appropriate to use Power Query
And several other topics.
We invite you to check out the recording of the show for the details.