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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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My 2010 Year in Review

  • 9 March 2011
  • Author: briankmcdonald
  • Number of views: 2432


While in Cincinnati for the first time since September of 2007, I heard on several occasions that I work too much and need to slow down to "smell the roses" or "enjoy the fruits of my labor". In fact, I've even heard that quite a few times from others as well, but I thought what a great way to see how much I do by writing a blog to review my work over the last year. As such, this blog is solely meant as a year in review of my presentations, articles and blogs that I have provided to the SQL Server Community.



Due to my traveling schedule, I have only done a few sessions this year, but I am thankful for each and every opportunity that I have had to pass on some of the knowledge that I have gained over my many years in the IT industry.



As a reminder, I am set to present in Tampa, Florida on 1/15/2011 and will probably speak a handful of times this year. I even submitted a session to SQL Rally and I really hope that they approve my session. If approved, it should be another full house as in all of my other sessions and one that shouldn’t be missed. J


Writings – Articles/Blogs

As many of you know, 2010 has been the year that I chose to add blogging to my already busy lifestyle. Of course it did make it a bit easier since I haven’t been able to exercise due to my shoulder injury. J But now that I am in the groove, it is easy to keep going. You can find my blogs at BIDN of course, SQLServerCentral and SQLServerPedia. Which were named by SQL Server Magazine as the top three sites for SQL Server solutions in their December 2010 edition. At any rate, here is a list of my blogs and articles by month as well as links.





  • December 2010 (1)
  • October 2010 (2)
  • September 2010 (1)
  • July 2010 (4)
  • June 2010 (2)
  • May 2010 (3)

Total Blogs:  79

Total Articles: 13


Forum Posts

Throughout the year, I have also participated in assisting others through responding to their forum questions. Most of my responses are on, but others are the SQL Server Programming group on Google and SQL Server Central. If I had to take a stab at how many posts that I had, it would be between 75 and 100. I hope that I have provided good advice to those who have not marked the solution as accepted and look forward to assisting others with their problems.


If you don’t already, please be sure to follow me on twitter at @briankmcdonald. Also note that you can subscribe to an RSS feed of my blogs or find me at any of the below methods.


Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011 - Brian K McDonald 

Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD
Business Intelligence Consultant


Blogs: SQLBIGeek | SQLServerCentral | BIDN Articles | BIDN Blogs | SQLServerPedia

Twitter: @briankmcdonald




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