I am wondering if anyone knows of a way to track when and/or what a user is exporting from a PBI report to excel? Or if there is a way to restrict what a user can export into Excel? As of right now, I am aware that you can disable exporting all together, but not disable the underlying data without also removing the summarized data option.
My boss would like to track and/or restrict people's usage while still giving them general access to the data.
If you only want to share the read only data, you could possibly create an App from an App Workspace.
In terms of tracking the usage there is a new Content Pack with a link below, which will track and use all the metrics and events happening in the Power BI Service.
Another approach is the audit logs. Please refer to the snapshot below.