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Introducing Power BI Embedded


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The talk will cover how to build interactive analytics, dashboards and reports in PowerBI. Using multiple data sources, synchronization schedule and sharing capabilities in PowerBI. The PowerBI web and client tool provides sophisticated tools for non-technical users to build interactive dashboards.
The session will be demo driven and will cover different use cases that use multiple data formats and sources.
-- PowerBI client tool & web capabilities
-- Interactive Dashboards and Reporting.
-- Platform capabilities such as sharing, scheduling and more.

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Introducing Power BI Embedded

  2. 2. Session Objectives & Takeaways Power BI platform capabilities Power BI Embedded
  3. 3. Power BI at glance  Power BI is a suite of cloud-based business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device.  Why Power BI?  All your data, whatever it is  Be informed: always real time  Ask questions, get answers  End chaos: everyone on the same page  Make data –driven decisions, from anywhere  Share insights on websites or blogs
  4. 4. Power BI Tools  Tools:  Power BI on the web (  Power BI Desktop (Free)  Power BI Mobile apps (iOS, Android, Win10) -- Free  Pin Reporting Services 2016 report into a PBI Dashboards  Power BI Gateway: connect to on-premise data  Package Power BI components for re-usability through content packs
  5. 5. Working with Data  You can connect Power BI Reports to:  Content Packs created by your organization.  Online Services such as: Google Analytics, Salesforce, VSTS, CRM Online, Zuora, Stripe, SendGrid…etc.  Files: CSV, Excel, Power BI Desktop, workbooks.  Databases: DBs such as Azure SQL.
  6. 6. Platform Capabilities  Schedule Data Refresh:  Ad hoc: by clicking on Refresh Now  Set up schedule: by clicking on Schedule Refresh
  7. 7. Platform Capabilities – Scheduling
  8. 8. Platform Capabilities - Sharing  Publish Reports:  Publish to web: creates embed code to external users/customers  Link  iframe  Sharing dashboard to other colleagues
  9. 9. DEMO  Creating Power BI dashboard from Google Analytics
  10. 10. What is Power BI Embedded  An easy way to embed Power BI reports in web and mobile apps  No logins are required or o365 AD accounts  A new feature that has been announced in BUILD 2016  Here are some scenarios for using Power BI Embedded in your applications.  Fully interactive reports that were authored in the Power BI Desktop can be embedded within your own application using a new application token authentication model.  Independent software vendors and customers building customer facing applications can use the Power BI Embedded service, and the Power BI SDK, to embed interactive reports.  As a developer, you can use the Power BI visualization framework to create custom visualizations that can be used in your own app. See Extend Power BI with custom visuals.
  11. 11. How Power BI Embedded is different  This feature is different than integrating Power BI in apps because of the following:  Integrating Power BI: requires the following  AAD app registration  requires users to login with o365 credentials  Blog post: into-app.html  Power BI Embedded:  No login is needed for Users  No AAD app registration
  12. 12. Power BI Embedded basic concepts  You need to have an Azure subscription  You need to provision “Power BI Workspace Collection” to provision from Azure portal.  You need to create a workspace into Power BI workspace collection.  You need to import a (.pbix) report file into a workspace.  Embed a report with one html tag into your application.
  13. 13. How PBIE works Microsoft Power BI Embedded Conceptual Model
  14. 14. DEMO  Provisioning Power BI Embedded in Azure
  15. 15. How to create a workspace  Microsoft has created a utility to allow you create a workspace into Azure Power BI workspace collection  This tool is available in GitHub.  Download link: report-into-web-app/  Run ProvisionSample console app:  Step #5: To create a workspace  Step #6: To import pbix report file into a workspace  Step #7: To update a connection string for imported report
  16. 16. How to create a workspace  Provision Sample is a console app to easily import and manage workspaces in your PBI workspace collection in Azure.
  17. 17. Understanding Authenticating & Authorizing in PBIE  The Power BI Embedded service uses Keys and App Tokens for authentication and authorization, instead of explicit end-user authentication.  Two Ways to authenticate  Keys: From Power BI Embedded in Azure Portal (Access Keys)  App Token: are used for all embedding requests. They’re designed to run client-side so they’re restricted to a single report. App tokens are JWT (JSON Web Token) that is signed by one of your keys.
  18. 18. DEMO  Using Power BI Embedded in ASP.NET MVC application
  19. 19. References  Demo source code in GitHub Repo:  Power BI Embedded Step by step article: step.html  Power BI Embedded homepage:  Ch9 video series Explained-Part-1
  20. 20. Thank you  Check out my blog for Power BI articles:  Follow me on Twitter: @MostafaElzoghbi