Embedding Reports in SharePoint Online
Embedding Power BI into SharePoint Online is an easy way of adding an interactive reporting tool, while keeping it secure and shareable. Combining the visualization benefits of Power BI with the collaboration of SharePoint builds the foundation for uncovering valuable insight and enables rapid comparison of your data’s business-critical metrics.
With Power BI’s new report web part for SharePoint Online, we can assist you with embedding interactive Power BI reports in SharePoint Online pages. When using the new Embed in SharePoint Online option, the embedded reports are 100% secure so you can easily create secure internal portals.
The ability to share Power BI data has been somewhat restricted until Microsoft recently launched an update enabling users to embed interactice Power BI reports into SharePoint.
This new feature allows easy access to sharing data-rich visualizations as well as other presentations. These embedded reports are also much more secure because not all users have permission to access the report. The permissions to review reports are assigned from the Power BI service. Translation – they can be shared for internal or external use as needed.
Users already consuming content on SharePoint are now able to see Power BI content right on the page. Unlike Power BI Embedded, no coding is required to insert a Power BI visualization, you can just click on the existing URL and embed as a Power BI object in SharePoint Online.
Also, when users consume these reports, there are security checks that are applied, including enforcing data security through SQL Server’s Row Level Security. This makes building secure internal portals to disseminate critical business insights easy and trustworthy.
It’s important to understand that a Power BI Pro license is required to access and post any dashboards on SharePoint Online. There is an initial setup process when granting Power BI Pro access to SharePoint Online which will enable the features being discussed here.
To learn how this solution, as well as other Microsoft data management and reporting solutions are ready to help you grow your business, contact EPC Group today.