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Microsoft Integrates Power BI In SharePoint Online

13 February, 2017

Microsoft Integrates Power BI In SharePoint Online

Microsoft has made another significant step in pulling SharePoint Online deeper into the wider Office 365 productivity suite.

In a little remarked-upon announcement on the Power BI blog last week, Senior Program Manager Lukasz Pawlowski announced the availability of the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online enterprises will now be able to take Power BI content and pull it up directly in SharePoint.

Sharing Office 365 Data

Power BI is a business analytics service that offers interactive visualization and self-service business intelligence capabilities, enabling users create reports and dashboards about all kinds of things without having to go to IT. It is also capable of unifying an organizations data whether that data is in the cloud or on-premises.

So by using Power BI gateways that connect to SQL Server databases, Analysis Services models and other data sources, SharePoint Online users should be able to use the new web part to access new kinds of data.

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