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Observations on July 2015 PowerBI Release

The following observations come from the NYC SQL Server Meetup 9/1/2015 presented by Devin Knight of Pragmatic Works, augmented with my own discoveries. They assume the reader has basic familiarity with the prior PowerPivot, PowerQuery and PowerView products.
• This release debuts PowerBI Desktop (PBID). The significance of this is that PowerBI is no longer tied to Excel or Sharepoint, thus it no longer requires IT involvement (aside from giving access to data sources). It is a stand-alone app ala (but not part of) Office 365.  It is basically a bundling, divorced from Excel, of the prior PowerQuery, PowerPivot and PowerView products. Look and feel is very similar to these. It can be downloaded for free from www.powerbi.com
• The disconnect from Excel means it can have its own release cycle and not be constrained by having to render through Excel. There have reportedly…

Embedding Power View Reports Into Your Blog/Site

For all of you out there who have had challenges with embedding your Power View dashboards into your public-facing websites, here is the fruits of my labors attempting to and finally achieving success in doing just that. There’s no new revelations here, consider this to be more of a compendium of all the important information that’s out there on this subject.
Making your Power View Report Available to the Public
This was one of the biggest challenges I encountered. While there are many examples of how to create a guest link, all the resources I found did not give the full picture of what you need to do to make this possible.

Power View Resources

I was doing some research on Power View capabilities recently and came across some good blogs on it, thought I will compile and share it:
Video Series: Visualizing the Summer Olympics. Microsoft Senior Program Manager Sean Boon created a good blog series on Power View. He talks about how you can set custom images in power view.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_business_intelligence1/archive/2012/08/09/visualizing-the-olympics-with-power-view-in-excel-2013.aspx
Power View Design Tasks:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/power-view-explore-visualize-and-present-your-data-HA102835634.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA103040163
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/power-view-basic-design-tasks-HA102835646.aspx
Images in PowerView: Static and data linked images
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/images-in-power-view-HA103240499.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA103276078
PowerPivot Model for PowerView Reports
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh759324.aspx
Power View Help for SQL Server 2012
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh965698.aspx

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