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Power BI Publish to Web for Anonymous Access is Here

Earlier this week on Wednesday the Microsoft Power BI made an incredibly exciting announcement and released Power BI “publish to web” as a preview feature. This is HUUUUGE news! This was probably the top requested feature and its finally here thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Microsoft Power BI team!

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Power BI “publish to web” allows you to easily expose a Power BI report to the world through an iframe that can be embedded wherever you like.

To publish your Power BI report to the web, log into your Power BI site.

Find the report that you want to share and click File in the top left.
Power BI publish to web

You’ll see a message pop up box similar to below. Click the yellow button to create the embed code.
Power BI publish to web preview

This is where you’ll see a very important warning!
WARNING: Reports that you expose through the “publish to web” feature will be visible to everyone on the internet! This means NO AUTHENTICATION is required to view the report that is embedded in your application.
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Once you do that, you’ll receive an embed code that you can then use to expose your Power BI report within your blog as seen below!

https://msit.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYTNjNzcwNjctNTczMy00ZDMxLWFlMGUtMDViODA1NGZiNmI0IiwidCI6IjcyZjk4OGJmLTg2ZjEtNDFhZi05MWFiLTJkN2NkMDExZGI0NyIsImMiOjV9

As you can see the report maintains all the interactivity features of Power BI. And as your Power BI report updates and changes, those changes will be reflected in your embedded Power BI reports!

Pretty awesome!

Additional Resources

Read the Power BI “publish to web” announcement here.

Read the Power BI “publish to web” documentation here.

Feedback

Let me know what you think of this feature or if you have any questions. Leave a comment down below.


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Excel Services in SharePoint 2010 Webinar

  • 8 August 2011
  • Author: BradSchacht
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Tomorrow I will be presenting a webinar at 11 AM eastern time for the Pragmatic Works Training on the T?s.  This month each of the authors of the SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer available from Wrox are presenting a topic they covered in the book.  I happened to write the chapter on setting up and deploying Excel services applications.  So tomorrow get ready for awesomeness to overtake your computer screen for an hour while I explain Excel services to you.  We will set up the web application, build a workbook and then deploy it.  This session is not made to give you all the information about Excel services, but it will give you some great insight into how to use it if you are new to SharePoint or considering upgrading to SharePoint 2010.

 

As always the webinar is a FREE event.  Just head over to PragmaticWorks.com to register.  If you aren?t able to make it out you can always view the recording after it is done.  Here is the link to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/159759184

 

And here are all the details of the session:

Presenter: Bradley Schacht

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:00 AM ? 12:00 PM EDT

Excel Services is an extremely powerful tool that you can use inside your environment to help improve workflow and collaboration.  In this session Brad will take you from start to finish through the process for getting your new SharePoint 2010 site ready to work with Excel Services.  Some of the topics discussed will include the service application, associating the application with your SharePoint site, data connections and the unattended service account.  Once the site is configured to work with Excel Services we will create a report inside Excel, deploy it and show some of the great features available like embedding portions of the workbook into a dashboard.  After this session you will be able to create a new Excel Services web application and use it to share workbooks in your environment.

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