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private publish to web

Make the publish to web feature available to be used for private sites so that confidential information can also be shown.
And please make the authentication method as flexible as possible

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Today I’m very excited to announce the availability of the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online! We’ve heard from you that you wanted an easy way to securely share Power BI reports in internal sites, enforce security permission, including data security. We’ve been busy at work with the SharePoint team building an out-of-the-box web part for SharePoint Online using their new Modern Pages infrastructure. The new web part we are releasing today enables SharePoint authors to embed Power BI reports directly in SharePoint Online pages with no code required! The feature is available today for Office 365 First Release customers. Truely, this is the ‘private’ publish to web. You can read more about it on the Power BI Blog:

    I know from reading many of the comments below that there are other cases in which people want to embed in external portals that enforce authentication, or on billboards that update data frequently. We have a great solution you can build on in Power BI Embedded, an Azure service you can use to build these kinds of experiences. You can read about it here:

    We really appreciate all the feedback and ideas. Please tell us what else you’d like to see us add to Power BI.



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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would really like to use this on our not for profit SharePoint online instance but can't due to the fact that "viewers" would all need pro licenses. I have to go back to my manager and explain why such a great tool is no longer an option for us. I even did a quick demo to the CFO. How embarrassing ! :)

        Please change your licensing model or make the embed option more private ASAP because it's a really good tool and we are deeply embedded (LOL) in the Microsoft environment.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my company we have digital displays which we want to display internal information from dashboards we have generated Power BI. It is against our company policy to publish sensitive information to the online public. Are you developing a private publish to web?

        For example on Vimeo, you can make a video accessible with a private link, in my mind this is the same principle?

        Thanks, Harry

      • David RADavid RA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is NOTcomplete, the solution does not respond to the request. You have 125 comments on this without a reply....thanks

      • Thomas KreklingThomas Krekling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think its really bad practice not to answer the complaints on the solution. I have more and more reverted back to Excel, not what I wanted...
        TO bad if an excellent tool doesnt support displaying your reports whithout having to license all possible viewers.

        @Lukasz Pawlowski, you should really put some time into answering people here!!

      • Kerry BurtonKerry Burton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow the community to view dashboards and reports without having to purchase the pro licence for an org unit of 2500+. The ROI is simply not there and without this feature and the competition would win our long term business.

      • anmsharmaanmsharma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here I am highly disappointed on the fact that the users on SharePoint online need to purchase a Pro license just in order to view the reports. I am a developer whose creating various visuals but MS is restricting and over charging which is restricting the power to share which other BI tools are promoting.

        Need your help MS to go ahead with the beauty :)


      • Simon HillSimon Hill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been playing around with Excel/Power Query/Power Pivot reports and dashboards, and no Power BI. The product looks phenomenal, but we have both normal and high security networks and there's to many obstacles to publishing the content. There's no clear path to publishing Power BI dashboards on a secure LAN and the indication here is that you need a Power BI pro license to view content on SharePoint. Come on MS, you can't have your cake and eat it. If you are licensing Office and SharePoint using O365, how can you justify separate licensing for view only content developed using the O365 suite? You're shooting yourselves in the foot again. So frustrating that I can develop a great looking visual in Power BI Desktop and then encounter so many obstacles to sharing that content with the desired audience.

        As Thomas asks, respond to the critics, else it looks like you have a muddled direction for a product with excellent potential.

      • TahaTaha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This idea is perfect, but your solution is not. We need to be able to upload to our own internal company intranet/sharepoint/secure website. We cannot upload sensitive data to Microsoft Power BI Service or Microsoft Office 365 Sharepoint service. It is against our company policy.

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How can MS expect that a whole organisation with hundreds or even thousands of employees must buy a pro licence purley to put a BI dashboard on the intranet. We were asured this was an existing possibility with Office 365 suite before we decided to go with the packages more than two years ago and have waited all along for this app to be launched, now we still can't use it....
        Not only that the feedback from the deveoplers is months apart and all along we are paying the Power BI subscriptions.
        Power BI is useless for our business if we can't show the information on our intranet.
        I will just have to put this up to a half job done and start looking for other products to do our dashboards.

      • Thomas KreklingThomas Krekling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree with @knoxcm. You cant not expect to buy pro-licenses for everyone. This will severly limit the distribution of the reports. So, as I see it now, it is much better to revert to the not so sexy Excel Web Services on the Sharepoint platform.
        I hope sincerly to address this, and quicker and more responsive than on this issues, where the team seams to have been quite unresponsive over several months

      • knoxcmknoxcm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        EPIC FAIL MS. As long as you want people to have a pro license to view a report, PowerBI is never going to be a viable option for most companies out there.

        Your model is all wrong. Free accounts should be view only access... . pro should be creator access. Plain and simple.

      • JayCJayC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry! But publishing to sharepoint is not same as being able to publish confidential firm data to an intranet site that we can control access to. Is there any feature in consideration/development and what is the timeline. TIll then we just cannot use power bi. It also does not make sense for us to use power bi without this feature.

      • DPDDPD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with you all. I can't see an executive and other type professionals having to have Pro licence. They don't need to create a BI they just need to see the data at hand and explore. They pay us to be the BI Professionals that deliver that data and make it where they can explore to an extent. I understand where MS is going with this. They are trying to make money on each individual's $10/month, in which requires mass subscriptions. Idea, raise the cost of the Pro License for the BI Professionals/Developer/Data Scientist/Data Analyst that use it for what it was built to do, and give them more developer capabilities to deliver the awesomeness of what Power BI can and will do. MS Power BI team better get this fixed, or all the hard work and money that has gone into this will turn to a devastating, tragic, humiliating and sad end for such a great product. Come on MS, get to it. PLEASE!!!

      • ScottScott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can't possibly consider that a solution. Requiring every user to have a PBI Pro license and only for Sharepoint Online is a poor use case. Why would anyone bother?

      • Justin StadlerJustin Stadler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with WesL on this one. It seems the powerbi service is being positioned back as an o365 feature. With some of the upcoming changes to SSRS server, may this isn't an issue but the big open hole yet is the dashboard. OBIEE, Qlik, Tableau do not make this so difficult to execute on.

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