Pro Power BI Architecture: Sharing, Security, and Deployment Options for Microsoft Power BI Solutions

  • 4h 14m
  • Reza Rad
  • Apress
  • 2018

Architect and deploy a Power BI solution. This book will help you understand the many available options and choose the best combination for hosting, developing, sharing, and deploying a Power BI solution within your organization.

Pro Power BI Architecture provides detailed examples and explains the different methods available for sharing and securing Power BI content so that only intended recipients can see it. Commonly encountered problems you will learn to handle include content unexpectedly changing while users are in the process of creating reports and building analysis, methods of sharing analyses that don’t cover all the requirements of your business or organization, and inconsistent security models.

The knowledge provided in this book will allow you to choose an architecture and deployment model that suits the needs of your organization, ensuring that you do not spend your time maintaining your solution but on using it for its intended purpose and gaining business value from mining and analyzing your organization’s data.

What You'll Learn

  • Architect and administer enterprise-level Power BI solutions
  • Choose the right sharing method for your Power BI solution
  • Create and manage environments for development, testing, and production
  • Implement row level security in multiple ways to secure your data
  • Save money by choosing the right licensing plan
  • Select a suitable connection type―Live Connection, DirectQuery, or Scheduled Refresh―for your use case
  • Set up a Power BI gateway to bridge between on-premises data sources and the Power BI cloud service

Who This Book Is For

Data analysts, developers, architects, and managers who want to leverage Power BI for their reporting solution

About the Author

Reza Rad is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. He is known worldwide for his expertise in Microsoft BI technologies. He is an invited speaker at the world’s best and biggest SQL Server and BI conferences, such as the PASS Summit, PASS Rally, SQLBits, TechEd, Ignite, Microsoft Data Insight Summit, and more. He has authored several books on BI topics, and he has more than 15 years of experience with Microsoft’s BI offerings. Reza is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and has experience training and consulting to the largest BI teams in the world. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP focused on BI and Data Analysis. He is the author of the Power BI online book, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star.

In this Book

  • Power BI Components
  • Tools and Preparation
  • Power BI Service Content
  • Gateway
  • Import Data or Scheduled Refresh
  • DirectQuery
  • Live Connection
  • Choosing the Right Connection Type
  • Dashboard and Report Sharing
  • Workspaces as a Collaborative Environment
  • Power BI Apps
  • Publish to Web
  • Embed in SharePoint Online
  • Power BI Embedded
  • Power BI Sharing Methods
  • Row-Level Security
  • Dynamic Row-Level Security
  • Patterns for Dynamic Row-Level Security
  • Row-Level Security with Analysis Services Live Connection
  • Power BI Administrator Configuration
  • Usage Metrics
  • Power BI Licensing Guide
  • Power BI Premium
  • PowerPoint Integration with Power BI
  • Power BI and Excel
  • Power BI Report Server
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Real-Time Streaming with Power BI
  • Power BI REST API
  • Power BI Architecture Guidelines


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