I think we're talking about different things.
The PBIX file I have represents (to me), the model and the data connections etc. When I have to alter the model, I pick up the PBIX file and edit it. Then I publish again to the PowerBI cloud.
So where do I keep the PBIX model? Well, like all good Microsoft clients, in SharePoint. Except that SharePoint and PowerBI don't interact very well.
If I open an excel object from SharePoint, I can check out and check in from Excel
If I open a PowerBI object (i.e. PBIX)from SharePoint, I have to manually check it out, and remember to check it in otherwise I just lose updates and versions etc.
It just another Microsoft Desktop app. Beats me why it doesn;t have the same SharePoint integration.
Yeah I can't help you with that one. I'm unsure what technology Microsoft uses to facilite the direct check in and out with their
It's not SharePoint that's the problem - the library is configured for version control and that works just fine .... if it's anything other than a PBIX file.
My point is that the PowerBI Desktop product is lacking in this area.