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tdec08 Frequent Visitor
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PowerBi Desktop does not have PowerBi service live connection in the preview features menu

I would like to connect to powerbi service live connection.  I have downloaded the latest Powerbi Desktop as well as established an On premise gateway in powerbi service.  I've restarted powerbi desktop a few times however, when I go to file-->options & settings-->options-->preview features.  The live connection option is not listed under preview features.  I also tried to go to Get Data--> online services, and I don't have an option to connect to powerbi service online.  Is there a reason I can't access this?  I'm also using powerbi Premium, I'm not sure if that makes a difference.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Super User
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Re: PowerBi Desktop does not have PowerBi service live connection in the preview features menu

Hey,

 

using the latest Power BI Desktop release June 2018 (Version: 2.59.5135.581 64-bit) you will find the possibility to connect to datasets from Power BI service here:

Get Data --> ...

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Hopefully this is what you are looking for.

 

Regards

Tom

Hamburg - Germany
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Super User
Super User

Re: PowerBi Desktop does not have PowerBi service live connection in the preview features menu

Hey,

 

using the latest Power BI Desktop release June 2018 (Version: 2.59.5135.581 64-bit) you will find the possibility to connect to datasets from Power BI service here:

Get Data --> ...

image.png

 

Hopefully this is what you are looking for.

 

Regards

Tom

Hamburg - Germany
If I answer you question, please mark my post as solution, this will also help others.
Proud to be a Datanaut!
tdec08 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBi Desktop does not have PowerBi service live connection in the preview features menu

Thank You! This was very helpful.  

majabhi New Member
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Re: PowerBi Desktop does not have PowerBi service live connection in the preview features menu

What about this bolg/article?

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/connecting-to-datasets-in-the-power-bi-service-from-desktop...

 

Getting Started

To get started with this feature, you'll first need to enable the preview option in Power BI Desktop. Navigate to File > Options and settings > Options > Preview features and enable Power BI Service Live Connection. You'll need to restart Desktop in order for the option to take effect.

 

Is the above option not available i do not see it in my desktop latest version either so asking and the only way around is the way you mentioned?

 

After i upgraded my version of the Desktop i do not see Power BI Service under Get Data -> Online Services..

 

The only way to do this is to Get Data -> Power BI -> POwer BI DatSets?