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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!

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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September 2012 Speaking Events

  • 28 August 2012
  • Author: DevinKnight
  • Number of views: 2537

September is another busy month of speaking events for me and I thought I’d share them with you so maybe I can see you at one of the events.

Date: 09/08/2012

Group: SQL Saturday #167 Columbus, GA

Topic: Adapting Your ETL Solution to use SSIS 2012

With all the great new features added to SSIS in SQL Server 2012 it is important to understand how they can make your development life easier. This session will not only highlight what is new in SSIS but also show how your existing solutions can be adapted to utilize the latest features. Topics will include changes to usability, deployment, configuration and management.

Topic: Designing Your First Power View Report

Power View has the capability of creating eye-popping visualizations within SharePoint 2010. It provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting that can be used by a variety of business users to make critical decisions. In this session you will learn how to design your own dazzling reports using Power View.

Date: 09/17/2012 – 09/20/2012

Group: Pragmatic Works

Topic Master SSRS 2008 (Online)

Master Report Developers must hold unique traits to set themselves and their work apart from others. This four (half day) class is designed to take you to the next level in your understanding of SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS). We use a variety of lab exercises to ensure lecture sessions are backed up by hands on experience. With the hands-on labs, you will learn how to create complex reports that using Analysis Services as a data source and custom code assemblies. This course will cover all the advanced topics of Reporting Services like scaled-out deployment, .Net integration and monitoring Reporting Services usage.

Date: 09/29/2012

Group: SQL Saturday #151 Orlando

Topic: Introduction to Power View

Power View has the capability of creating eye-popping visualizations within SharePoint 2010. It provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting that can be used by a variety of business users to make critical decisions. This session walks you through creating your first Power View report and shows you how to create an impressive reporting solution.


A full list of speaking events past, present and future can be found on my site:

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