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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


Frequent Visitor

Have to agree with most of the replies on this. The PowerBi Pro requirement is going to make this non-usable. I can understand requiring it to publish onto SharePoint, but for the generic user having to do it doesn't make sense. A user on a SharePoint page simply won't go through the rigamorale to register, they won't bother and the information won't be viewed. Please review this decision.


I could certainly see that for some sort of public instance or something like that.  I'm assumeing that we'rd talking in an enterprise context(with SSO and auto-enrolled users) where the competition for an enterprise solution seems to be much more expensive.


People seem to be having difficulty if they haven't ever signed into with their Office 365/org account.  After that, everything is gold (small E5 tenant here).  Is there any way to get around people having to go in and simply sign-in to PowerBI once?  Something that can be set from the admin side or is this a necessary evil?  Right now, if people haven't signed in, they don't even see the web part.... no error, etc.  


When it works..... it works well and is easy to setup.


Thanks for reporting this. We'll definitely look into it. You might try assigning those users Power BI licenses ahead of time (or have you done this already) before they view the web page for the first time. 

Advocate II
Advocate II

This is great news.


Is it possible to pass filter values to the app?


Best regards



The web part does not receive filters from other web parts at this point.  Would be a good thing to add to

Frequent Visitor

Microsoft is telling us EVERY USER on the tenant (not just those that need acces to the webpart ) must be on First Release because some new SSO feature has changed.  Is this true?  Please explain why?  This is our production tenant and we have over 20,000 users, so that's not an option.


When can we expect general release or for that requirement to change?


Adding to the conversation, the webparts needs an option for filters and parameters.  We would really like to see a URL query string parameter option.


Also, now that we are talking about SharePoint,  I understand Azure SQL databases can have a live PBI connection, Why no live connection to SPO Lists?


@lukaszp -- everyone in our tenant is E5 so aren't those users technically PowerBI Pro users already, therefore, no need to assign licenses?


@o365spo The web part is in preview and relies on APIs that are in First Release for the tenant. So we're just saying that if you'd like to start using the web part, you can.  I don't have any GA date guidance to share with you right now. The preview has recently started and we want to ensure a great experience before we declare a GA. We also need all of our dependencies to exit First Release. 


Your ideas about parameters/filter input and direct query for SharePoint Lists are good ones - could you ensure you share that on


@clechner77 If you have E5, then your users have Power BI Pro licenses, no need to get anything else.


@lukaszp -- right, we're set as far as licensing.  I was just passing along that we are an E5 tenant so you knew that our users not seeing anything in the web part unless they log in once to wasn't a licensing issue.

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