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Power BI in a Cloud

Hi, everyone.


I have a question, It is possible to use power BI with a repository directly such as SQL Server or Datawarehouse in Microsoft Olap, or I am forced to connect to the Azure services.


Thank you very much




If you want to connect on-premise SQL Server or SQL Datawarehouse, you just need to install the On-Premise Gateway. Power BI has Cloud Gateway Service which can find the Application Gateway via Azure Service Bus. For more details, please see: On-premises data gateway in-depth.



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Hi @MonstePuig,
For source connection, you could connect to sql server or another source in on-premise and using enterprise gateway for refreshing. The list supported source you could check
When you publish Pbix file to power bi service, it's cloud. But MS has informed another deploy approach to allow publish Pbix file to reporting service 2016 as on-premise deployment solution. Its in technical preview now
And the plan is mid-2017 for GA as my observation.

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