When helping clients recently with their Power BI implementations, I have noticed that when talking to people about Power BI there seems to be some areas where there continues to be a log of questions. While it is easy to find a plethora of information about getting started with Power BI, when it comes to implementing a solution, the information is scarce. How do you handle releases? Should an implementation contain only one data model? Is Power BI’s data secured on the cloud? Is it required to have Office 365 use Power BI? Do you have to have Power BI Premier to have the Power BI run locally?
Advanced Power BI Techniques in Norway
While I have discussed some best practice techniques on my blog, as usual new features released in Power BI have a
tendency to change some of the available options. For example, App workspaces, the updated take on Content Packs released a few months ago, now offer a new method for releasing not only dashboards but the reports behind them and the ability to easily migrate sources. I am excited that I will have the opportunity to discuss the answers to the questions received by doing a full day of training at SQL Saturday Oslo. I am looking forward to visiting Oslo, which is home to the best preserved Viking Ship, an Opera House designed to be walked on and the home of the guy who painted the Scream. If you happen to reside somewhere where it is possible to make the journey to Norway, please register to attend this full day of interactive training. We will cover all of these items and go into detail about Power BI administration, security and new features and design techniques which will improve Power BI implementation techniques.
For those of you who are unable to attend, I feel obliged to answer some of the questions I posed earlier. Implementations generally require more than one data model. Power BI is encrypted both in transit and at rest. You do not need to have Office 365 to run Power BI. Power BI can be run locally with Power BI Report Server, which is part of SQL Server 2016 Enterprise with Software Assurance, and you do not need to sign up with Power BI Premier to install it.
I hope to see you in Norway.
Data aficionado et SQL Raconteur
Hi and thank you for your posts.
You didn’t give us a hint on “how do you handle releases?”
Would you create maybe a dedicated post about this?
Thanks for reading my blog. I think you have come up with a great idea for a new blog post, Handling Releases in Power BI. The method for creating a release has changed recently, as Microsoft has added a new feature, apps which have been created for improving the release process in Power BI. I hope to have a post on it later this month.