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Enable connectivity to on-prem (or IaaS) SSAS Cubes / multidimensional!

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  • Tom De Cort commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Without this feature, Power BI is just another toy, not an enterprise app."
    Hard words from Bill C., but so true. Just finished setting up a POC for a big multinational. They love(d) the tools but guess what the blocking issue is for further roll-out...
    It seems like you guys sometimes just forget about each other's existence. SSAS-Team, where were you guys hanging out during the release of Power BI?
    Just kidding but it would be so nice not having to wait for SQL 2016 to have this feature. My clients just won’t buy that argument.

  • Colin Macguire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Guys, this isn't a new request. Ever since Power BI has been released we've been asking for this functionality. This is a non-negotiable prerequisite for many of our customers who will NOT purchase any Power BI licenses until this functionality is released. Can we get some urgent traction on this request please.

  • Pratt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need Multi Dimensional. Until then we cannot use MS Power fully as it won't connect out OLAP cube

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would very much like to see Power BI enhanced to make a lot of the valuable OLAP features migrate through to Power BI report building. EG Hierarchies, Display Folders (for the developer), Improved slicer visualizations)

  • Enno Bokkels commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We're very much excited about implementing powerbi, although when can we connect to analysis services multidimensional cubes? Come on guys, give us at least a time frame!

  • Greg Hyzak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So, how many "votes" do we need to make this happen, stat! ???
    Do we need to get social media involved? :)

  • Simon Henson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to Join the dots to realise the full potential....
    Need to support updatable SSAS Pivots and Charts in Excel Online (and as published via Power PI and in SharePoint) specifically need data source and gateway support for SharePoint hosting of Excel Online for SSAS (along side OData and SQL Server SharePoint data sources need SSAS )

  • D10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wonder why SSAS Tabular came first as Multi-dimensional is being used since AS 2000 days. We had been waiting for something like this since 5 years ago for SSAS MD

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SSAS cubes are the backbone for a proper, powerful and effective BI stack. SSAS is a wonderful tool, it's fundamental that Power BI fully and seamlessly connects to it.

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