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Since Power BI was released four years ago, Power BI, Office 365, and Azure have added significant automation capabilities. To stay informed, you need to learn about the most recent capabilities and what they mean to you.

Here I present a wide-range overview of data refresh setups common to Power BI data sources, going from DIY to more advanced scenarios that need IT support. Whether you’re automating reports for your department or for the enterprise, there’s something here for you.

Since Power BI was released four years ago, Power BI, Office 365, and Azure have added significant automation capabilities. To stay informed, you need to learn about the most recent capabilities and what they mean to you.

Here I present a wide-range overview of data refresh setups common to Power BI data sources, going from DIY to more advanced scenarios that need IT support. Whether you’re automating reports for your department or for the enterprise, there’s something here for you.

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  4. 4. Agenda Automate Automate Data Connections Automate Automate Data Refresh Automate Automate Data Collection
  5. 5. Data Connectors Common Data Service Microsoft Power Platform
  6. 6. Embed Power BI Tiles in PowerApps using the Power BI Tile control Embed PowerApps in Power BI using PowerApps custom visual  New improvements in progress Get the create button to display in PBI desktop, add it to the default set of visuals, and GA. Demo here by Chuck Sterling: https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=1&v=3eiUR8Lo4i4 PowerApps & Power BI
  7. 7. Power BI A platform for building business analytics that deliver actionable, real- time insights A platform for automating workflows, business process, approvals and for collecting data Microsoft Flow
  8. 8. Integration + Connectivity • Built-in connectivity to 195+ SaaS cloud services, file providers, databases, web APIs, productivity apps, and more • Connect to on-premises systems via Data Gateway • Pluggable extensibility via Custom Connectors to integrate existing LOB systems into Flow • 100s of Templates to get started: • https://flow.microsoft.com/en- us/templates/
  9. 9. Automate Data Collection
  10. 10. Flow Demo Collecting attachments from Email
  11. 11. Automate Data Refresh
  12. 12. Power BI Data Refresh w/o Gateway • One Drive for Business • AKA SharePoint Online or Document Libraries • Cloud Databases • Azure SQL DB • Azure SQL DW • Azure Blob • Azure Data Lake • Amazon Redshift • Web APIs (Web.Contents)
  13. 13. Power BI Data Refresh w/ Gateway • On-premise data files • On-premise databases • SQL Server • Oracle • Cloud databases not in Azure • Snowflake • Amazon RDS • Web pages (Web.Page)
  14. 14. Things not covered in this talk • Powershell + Power BI REST API • Streaming Datasets • Premium • ETL Tools (ADF, SSIS)
  15. 15. Data Refresh demos Refreshing data in Power BI and Excel
  16. 16. Automate Data Connections
  17. 17. Power BI Data Flows • Power Query in the cloud • Easy exposure to Common Data Model for D365 • Will have parity with PBI Desktop in future
  18. 18. Custom Connectors • Use the Power Query SDK • Deploy .mez file
  19. 19. Data Flows and Custom Connectors demo Setup Data Flow Connect to Dropbox

Editor's Notes

  • The Microsoft Power Platform has 3 core cloud-first platform components namely PowerApps, Power BI and Microsoft Flow all of which come together to help you quickly build applications, that tightly integrate with your data and existing business processes. And all of this is powered by Azure which allows for a no-cliffs experience that we at Microsoft are bringing to you as partners – build something incredibly simple or go all the way by extending to Azure all within the context of the Microsoft Power Platform.

    With PowerApps you can embark on rapid application development, build business process automation and workflows on top of your data and applications using Microsoft Flow and with Power BI you can generate Insights and Intelligence on top of the data that powers your business

    The unique aspect of the Microsoft Power Platform is the tight integration that exists with Dynamics 365, Office 365 and the standalone business apps that you create.

    All of these come together through the Common Data Service for Apps which supports a well defined and consistent scheme (the Common Data Model) to describe your business data and business objects

    Lastly, the platform supports data connectors and data integration capabilities so that you can easily reach data that is not natively in the Common Data Service – think SAP, Workday. Salesforce

    The uniqueness of the Microsoft Power Platform lies in the ability to bring these three core assets together and unlock limitless opportunities for partners to build experiences for their end customers.
  • PowerApps today is already natively integrated directly into Sharepoints Modern List experience.
    it will automatically generate a three screen mobile apps for that sharepoint list, you can share with your co workers as easily as an office document.
    The app itself runs on all mobile platforms as well as the web.
    As you heard in James Philips’ keynote companies like GJ Pepsi or Seneca are using those capabilities to build amazing mobile apps that really helped transform their business and directly integrate Sharepoint and office into processes that so far were manual and paper based. All from within the business and having the people who own the process able to refine the apps as the process gets refined.
  • https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/
  • Attempt to automate what Biccountant did in his blog post:
    https://www.thebiccountant.com/2017/06/25/import-multiple-files-dropbox-folder-powerbi-excel-via-powerquery-at-once/

    Still to-do:
    Deploy to Power BI Service: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-gateway-custom-connectors
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