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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 3

  • 3 December 2009
  • Author: DevinKnight
  • Number of views: 4692

This is part three in a series of blog posts that will help you build an arsenal of MDX calculations that you can have ready at the drop of a dime.  The first two posts of this blog series use the ParrallelPeriod and PrevMember functions to return data at different levels.

All of these blog posts are formatted to give you the business problem, a general solution and then the calculation needed to finish the job.  The problem this time will use part of the solution we used from the second blog post.


You need to show the difference in sales of a date and that date's previous member.  (Ex.  Show the sales difference between June and July.  Could likely be a negative number if there are fewer sales in July.)


You can return the sales for the CurrentMember and subtract it from the value of previous member using PrevMember.


The sales for a year minus the sales of the previous year

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


The sales for a quarter minus the sales of the previous quarter

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


The sales for a month minus the sales of the previous month

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

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