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

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

by Reza Rad

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484240144
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 545
Sales rank: 368,683
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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.

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started
1. Power BI Components
2. Tools and Preparation

Part II: Power BI Service
3. Power BI Service Content
4. Gateway
5. Import Data or Schedule Refresh
6. DirectQuery
7. Live Connection
8. Choosing the Right Connection Type

Part III: Sharing and Security9. Dashboard Sharing
10. Workspaces as a Collaborative Environment
11. Power BI Apps
12. Publish to Web
13. Embed in SharePoint Online
14. Power BI Embedded
15. Power BI Sharing Methods
16. Row Level Security
17. Dynamic Row Level Security

Part IV: Administration and Licensing
18. Patterns for Dynamic Row Level Security
19. Row Level Security with Analysis Services Live Connection
20. Power BI Administrator Configuration
21. Usage Metrics

Part V: Integration
22. Power BI Licensing Guide
23. Power BI Premium
24. PowerPoint Integration with Power BI
25. Power BI and Excel
26. Power BI Report Server

Part VI: Architecture
27. SQL Server Reporting Services
28. Real-time Streaming with Power BI
29. Power BI REST API
30. Power BI Architecture Guidelines

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