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

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      • 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.

      • Dhananjay Choubey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are using OLAP (multidimensional) for one of our client for more than 6 yrs now. We are looking to utilize this new PowerBI, but lack of support for multidimensional OLAP is a big road block for us. Any update on the timeline is highly appreciated.

      • Greg Hyzak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another vote for native connectivity to SSAS OLAP cubes. You guys really are underestimating the uptick in usage of Power BI if you provided this support. SSAS OLAP cubes continue to be the "hidden gem" in the Microsoft BI stack.

      • Victoria Phillips commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree, not supporting Multidimensional cubes is blocking us in offering the new capabilities within our Finance team.

      • Pooja Sund commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello Power BI team, we have "Multidimensional OLAP" cubes for last 5 years. We are really looking to utilize the new Power BI for our finance business but the present limitation of Power BI ( not supporting Multidimensional cubes ) is a roadblock in offering the new capabilities. Would be great if you can prioritize on this as we have over 400 users across the world who would be possibly using the new Power BI connection to multidimensional once that's enabled. Thanks!

      • Mick Letofsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are a looking to utilize PowerBI to get more out of our on premise TFS environment. We have customized the environment and application to the point where we aren't a candidate for VS Online at this point which is why we need this functionality in PowerBI.

        Thank you!
        Mick

      • Mitsu Madhani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would really like to move ahead with this and one of the key constraints that we have currently is the support for Multi Dimensional Cube . Any Ball park time line on this would really help us strategies our BI product strategy which is based on MSBI stack .

      • Rui Quintino commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, just reinforcing the urgency of this. Customers roadmap on hold waiting for this specific feature. (note: on hold regarding Microsoft platform,... pressure is high these days, they won't wait forever... :( )
        My concern on not having a firm timeline, is that it will never happen, or way too late for most customers. (excel powerview multidimensional comes to mind)
        Also important to know, expected limitations as I am sure they will exist, ex: will it work with QA? what won't work with cubes?

      • Aleksandr Lazutkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For us it is really important. Otherwise, it makes no sense, since the update dozens or hundreds millions rows from the fact table in powerbi not real without partitioning

      • Kirk Townsley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also would like to see the ability to connect to SSAS cubes (OLAP) on-premise as an option escalated. We have a new Sharepoint site we are ready to deploy and also a new Tablet solution rolling out in 2015 and this could be the killer app for both and a great addition to our tools/investment in SQL that we have made in the past.

      • Sandeep Reddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please escalate this. We are planning to move forward with PowerBI on large scale but have a huge investment in Multidimensional cubes for a long time. Without the support we cannot move forward

      • Rory commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Lukasz - when can we expect this functionality? ball-park?

      • Trond Brande commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Enable SSAS cubes to be consumed and hopefully respect security settings in the cube as well

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