Just a quick post on some Power BI material that I believe should reach as many people as possible. I get the notion there is a lot of confusion about what is possible in Power BI v2 and which features are supported in the free and in the paying version. (I gave a session on Power BI to make it less confusing, but I primarily talked about all the different Power BI Excel add-ins and their capabilities.) What’s particularly hard to follow is the data refresh / live connections / personal gateway / data management gateway scenarios.
Luckily John White (blog | twitter) wrote an excellent overview: The New Power BI Personal Gateway – Do I Need It?. His blog post details what you can do with the personal gateway and the (older) data management gateway. Recommended reading!
After reading the article, I had some follow-up questions:
— Christopher Webb (@Technitrain) July 14, 2015
And some more:
And even more:
— John White (@diverdown1964) July 14, 2015
The general conclusion:
If you have the time, read the entire Twitter conversation; it’s really interesting. We were talking about this, to be precise:
My point of this post? There is a lot of confusion about Power BI and its capabilities out there. If you’re confused as well, you’re not alone!
ps: this doesn’t mean Power BI is an awful product though. Just the documentation 🙂