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Power BI Report web part for SharePoint Online Discussion

The new Power BI (preview) web part for SharePoint Online is now available globally for Office 365 First Release customers. The web part lets you securely embed Power BI reports from your account in SharePoint Online pages so you can build secure internal portals easily. The web part requires users configuring the web part and consuming the reports to have Power BI Pro licenses.  


Let's use this thread to discuss the new Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online.   


Please read the documentation before asking a question, posting a comment below. The documentation contains answers to common questions and workaround for any known issues.


Known Issues:

When adding the Power BI (preview) web part, you are asked to sign-in but are not able to.

You will see error message similar to:

  • "We need you to sign in again. Once you do, we'll bring you back here."
  • "An error occurred, please try logging out and back in and then revisiting this page"

To resolve this issue, ensure your tenant is set to "First release for everyone". To enable SSO, the Power BI web part relies on new Authentication APIs provided by the SharePoint team and only available when First release for everyone is selected. See the Office 365 documentation for detailed steps


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Is the requirement that consumers of the web part have a Power BI Pro license only during the preview or is this going to be a requirement at GA as well? This is a simple question, I need a simple answer.


In SharePoint Online, Power BI web part consumers and authors need a Power BI Pro license. Hope that's simple enough.


I have a few questions:

1. Are users able to export to Excel as they would with the Power service?

2. As it relates to filters are users able to use the search functionality?



We can not enable First release for everyone in large organisation without testing . Is there option to enable for selected User first for testing?


The web part requires some authentication APIs that SharePoint has enabled only as a Tenant level first release. So this mean users would not be able to log-in to the web part (you saw the login related issues earlier on this thread was due to this very issue).

Documentation also explain enabling "First release for selected users".


If i have selected user in first release with Power BI pro license, will it work for selected first release users?


Is there any option to enable only this feature to all in organization in admin center?




Based on my exerience it doesn't work for only selected users on First Release, see known issues in announcment


Correct, you need to use the "First release for everyone" option.

That is so so.... frustrating Smiley Sad


First Release for Everyone? As shared by someone else earlier on this post, we can't go to that type of settings in a large organization.


In SharePoint Online, Power BI web part consumers and authors need a Power BI Pro license. Hope that's simple enough.


How convienent, you won't allow us to embed private data which is shareable via dashboards for free. Then to embedd within our own SharePoint online space your require Pro for those users.


I can't purchase 500 licenses of Pro, make the authors have it something, but not consumers.  We can't implement with these restrictions.

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