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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



We have an on-prem SharePoint 2013 solution.  Is there any way to incorporate these types of web parts with an on premise install?


The security issue of publishing a web link is a huge problem, this new Web Part appears to start to address the issue. By asking us to purchase the Pro client just moves the problem further down the chain. The new issues are budget and publishing control. I would ask Microsoft to consider allowing non-Pro clients view capability otherwise we will continue to need to look for a differnt solution.




Agreed,  This is too limiting.


Agreed.  This policy is too restrictive.   One Microsoft person told me when complaining before that eventually the embedding might be availble at a non-pro level for non-pro users, and then would only be blocked if the user was a non-pro usesr accessing a dashboard which used pro features.


Requiring this might be acceptable, but always requiring a Pro license, with the added per-user cost of a pro license, is too expensive.


Consider this.  We're not trying to do anything different than if we put a link to the report.  The report would be a non-pro report, and users would see it displayed.  Saving ONE CLICK is not worth paying for a PowerBI pro license.  Surely you must see that?


Us too.  $9.99 per user/ month to view a webpage and save one click is just too expensive.


Notice how i am trying to keep this professional, but you have to eee it from our standpoint.  Feedback about software can also be about pricing of software features.


this has been said before, I note is was marked as DECLINED.  We need a third tier of licensing that allow for viewers of content.  This may seem counter-intuititve, but a better price point will result in more usage and more revenue.   I suggest you guys user PowerBI to model the 3-tiered approach.



I just don't understand where and why the thought of needing to have a pro license came into the picture for Microsoft.  Like has been said before, if someone actually has access to the report, what are we paying for?  The ability to consume the report through a different medium?  Is the issue here consumption and using the web part to surface reports potentially public (for the whole company public, not for public meaning for the world), thus increasing resources to host/process/display the data?


That's the only rationale I can come up with as to why they would require a pro license for VIEWING purposes.  Microsoft, help us understand here, that's all we are asking for.  Clearly this doesn't make sense to your clientbase as most people are scratching their heads at this point.


I agree, my company have been looking in Power BI for several reporting functions, and I think yes Pro should be required for publishing, but for viewing? Making potentially everyone in the company forced to get Pro so they can view something? Stopped the project dead in it's tracks.

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The web part for Power BI looks, like Power BI itself, very powerful and intuitive to use.  To be able to provide data in a way that is both visually rich and easy to interpret is a great business benefit.




All my colleagues who need to view the data which will help them make business decisions do not have Power BI Pro licenses so I'm afraid this extra functionality is worthless to me as it stands.

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When will this be GA as we have only a subset of users in our First Release and are not going to set that up for everyone in our organization?

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