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BI Office 6.32 "Import Power BI File" Integration

BY John Hormaechea , Director of Product Marketing, Pyramid Analytics

 

Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics came together in May 2016 to leverage the personal productivity capabilities of Power BI. The partnership enabled an integrated, secure, and governed enterprise solution within BI Office. Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges, and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment.

 

Due to high customer demand, Pyramid Analytics is adding an “Import Power BI File” feature with the BI Office version 6.32 release in early December 2016. This will allow customers to easily import Power BI Desktop files into BI Office storyboards for an integrated user experience.

Figure 1. Image of "Import Power BI File" within BI Office.

 

Users that have a connection to Microsoft Analysis Services (cube or tabular data) can publish a Power BI Desktop visual directly to BI Office. Once published, that Power BI Desktop visual can be governed and secured. It can also be integrated with other data sources and content such as Reporting Services (SSRS), 3rd-party visualization tools such as Tableau, and other web enabled assets. An example of multiple data sources, integrated with a single filter, on one dashboard, is shown below.

Figure 2. BI Office storyboard with BI Office, PBI, SSRS, and Tableau views.

 

Once a user publishes a BI Office storyboard, it can be shared with other users in the organization. This content can then be shared via URL and mobile devices. However, all data is kept on the server, which tracks metadata and versioning and offers telemetry on how users consume content in BI Office.

 

With this new “Import Power BI File” feature, Pyramid Analytics continues its leadership in allowing you to maximize your Microsoft BI investment, eliminate security concerns, improve manageability, and providing a richer analytics experience through BI Office.

 

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