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Step up your game as a Power BI developer by learning how to develop single page applications (SPAs) to embed Power BI reports and dashboards using the ever-popular React.js library. If you're able to attend the December session of Power BI Dev Camp on Thursday, December 17th, you'll learn how to design and develop SPA applications using React components to handle routing, navigation and Power BI embedding.

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Microsoft

It's exciting. We're starting to build up some momentum with our monthly Power BI Dev Camp sessions. Last week I presented our third session titled Deep Dive into the Power BI JavaScript API. This blog post provides links to the session slides and sample projects. It also provides information about our next Power BI Dev Camp session in November on the Tabular Object Model and the XMLA endpoint.  

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Microsoft

The video for last month's Power BI Dev Camp session on writing PowerShell scripts for Power BI is now available for viewing. Get ready for the next Power BI Dev Camp session on Thursday, October 29th where we will covering embedding reports and dashboards using the Power BI JavaScript API. You can learn all about implementing interactive capabilities with Power BI embedding including navigating between pages, setting filters and applying bookmarks. Along the way, campers will learn cutting-edge techniques such as using the Power BI JavaScript API to programmatically add visuals to reports and to dynamically rearrange a report layout. 

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Microsoft

I am thrilled to announce that the video from our first Power BI Dev Camp session titled Developing for Power BI using .NET Core is now available on the Power BI community video gallery. This video is accompanied by a hands-on tutorial which teaches campers how to implement Users-Owns-Data embedding with .NET Core 3.1 and Microsoft's newest authentication library, Microsoft.Identity.Web. The tutorial also teaches developers how to migrate from JavaScript to TypeScript when programming the Power BI JavaScript API. We've also made the PowerPoint slides from the session available for download for anyone who wants to review the advanced developer topics and code covered in the video.

 

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Microsoft

Thursday, August 27th - Learn how to develop custom web applications for Power BI using .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5. In this session, campers will learn best practices for acquiring and caching access tokens in cloud-based development and learn a structured approach for implementing Power BI embedding. Campers will also learn how to integrate Node.js and webpack support into a .NET Core web application project to achieve strongly-typed programming when writing client-side TypeScript code against the Power BI JavaScript API.https://aka.ms/PBIWebinar082720 

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Microsoft

Power BI Dev Camp is a new monthly webinar sereis that will appeal to programming enthusiasts that like to write code in languages like C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, PowerShell, M, DAX, Python and R. In Power BI Dev Camp, we’ll be examining how to develop solutions with Visual Studio as well as how to develop with Node.js using Visual Studio Code. Our goal is to make happy campers out of developers who want to learn about Power BI embedding, custom visual development, custom connector development and writing PowerShell scripts to automate administrative tasks in a Power BI environment.

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"We want to be able to export an unlimited number of rows from Power BI from any filtered report, retaining aggregations and totals without the need for a developer to assist.". I was hoping to leverage Power BI Paginated reports which were released about a year ago. "Yes, we already considered that, but it's too complicated for our business users," the client stated

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Helper III
Helper III

Embed analytics, interactive reports, and visualizations that different users may require in an organization to 3rd party applications or software as a service SAAS and platform as a service PAAS application.

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Power BI is a big success story in the world of self-service BI. Microsoft has built a great toolset for easy visualization and storytelling of business data, especially for non-technical users. The great work is also reflected in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant where Microsoft is a leader for Analytics and BI Platforms for 12 consecutive years.

 

Link: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-a-leader-in-gartners-magic-quadrant-for-analytics...

 

In a nutshell Power BI is a set of tools and services which are used for creating compelling and interactive reports and dashboards which can be shared with colleagues, business partners, customers, friends and family 🤹‍♂️

 

Here is an example of a report which is created during a ‘Dashboard-In-a-Day’-workshop, a roadshow organized by Microsoft together with selected partners like Obungi (free registration).

 

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The main components of Power BI are:

  • Power BI Desktop: A desktop tool like Excel, Word, Power Point etc. which is installed on the local computer and is used to create cool reports.
  • Power BI Service: A web portal from Microsoft which is used to share reports with other licensed users.
  • Power BI Mobile App: A mobile app (running on iOS, Android etc.) which allows access to reports from everywhere.

So far so good – sooner or later every user gets in contact with these tools / services after starting with Power BI (BTW: At the end of the article are some good links how to do so…).

But there is one more thing (which another tech-company would probably say) and that’s

🥁 Power BI Embedded 🥁.

Surprisingly a lot of customers have never heard about it although they are using Power BI intensively in their daily work.

So, what is Power BI Embedded and what is the normal reaction of our customers?

With Power BI Embedded you can ‘embed’ reports and visuals into your own internal/external website, web portal or app.

Hmm, and…? 🤨

 

Ok, reports are not only statically embedded, but the reports stay interactive, i.e. users can click on sliders, visualizations etc. and have the same interactive user-experience as in other Power BI components.

At that moment we normally hear:

Ok, but for sharing my reports I have already the Power BI Service’. 🤔

Yes and no, because by means of Power BI Embedded you can integrate your reports or just a single visualization into your website or app. Even better you use your own CI/CD as you have a standard website which has been built with your favorite technology. Imagine you are sitting at your desk, create an ad-hoc report with some stunning insights and visualizations, upload it and your customers or external business partners can see it immediately on your website. No IT involved, no project needed, just a few mouse-clicks – a great example of real time-to-market. Of course, configuration of data restriction (i.e. users sees only the data which they should see) is also possible.

 

And then you see the sparkle in their eyes… 🤩

 

… and after another short wink a lot of ideas come to their mind… 🥳

 

We had this kind of dialogue with some of our customers and developed with them solutions which allows them flexible scenarios on top of the possibilities of the Power BI service, e.g.

  • usage of Power BI reports in a multi-tenant web application for reporting of financial figures for registered users,
  • embedding of reports in a web portal for external users which have no own Power BI license,
  • embedding of dashboards in an web-based intranet application with focus on corporate identity / corporate design.

These examples show the flexibility of Power BI Embedded as it supports multiple embedded scenarios, or one, for multiple user groups.

 

And if you want to save the development costs, you can make use of our ready-to-use portal from Microsoft’s AppSource:  https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/web-apps/obungi.obungi_pbiep

 

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What do you think about Power BI Embedded? Looking forward to your feedback!

As promised above here some great Power BI links:

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