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«February 2016»

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.
warning 2

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!

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.


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

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MDX Utility Belt of Calculations Part 2

  • 1 December 2009
  • Author: DevinKnight
  • Number of views: 6023

This post is a part of a series of blog posts I am writing to give you a Batman-like Utility Belt of MDX calculations.  With this Utility Belt available you can have a template of commonly needed calculations you can use for just about any Analysis Services project. 

In part one of this series I showed how you could use the function ParallelPeriod to return sales from the previous year at all levels (Year, Quarter, Month).

In this series I present the business problem, a general solution, and the calculation to solve that problem.


To show the sales for the previous date member.  (Ex.  Show the sales for the last year, last quarter, or last month)


Using a function called PrevMember you can return the value of previous member.


The sales for the previous year

([Date].[Year].PrevMember,[Measures].[Sales Amount])


The sales for the previous quarter

([Date].[Quarter].PrevMember,[Measures].[Sales Amount])


The sales for the previous month

([Date].[Month].PrevMember,[Measures].[Sales Amount])


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