Posted by: kurtsh | February 21, 2017

RELEASE: Power BI Report Web Part in SharePoint Online

imageEarlier this month we released the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online.

This is an out-of-the-box web part for SharePoint Online that enables SharePoint authors to embed Power BI reports directly in SharePoint Online pages with no code required.

Integrate Power BI reports in SharePoint Online

Taken from the announcement page:

The way the feature works is simple. Follow the process below to use this feature.

  1. Publish your Power BI report to your Power BI account 
  2. Get the URL to the report 
  3. Add the Power BI (preview) web part to your SharePoint Online page
  4. Paste the URL of the report when prompted
  5. To finish, save and publish your page!

What makes the web part special is that it does a number of things from a security & authentication standpoint:

  • The user’s account must have access to both the SharePoint site and the Power BI site.
  • The user’s security context is used to load the data from Power BI.  Only data that the user has access to is displayed.

Note: The Power BI report web part requires all the viewers to have a Power BI Pro license.

For more on this feature, including the link to the TechCommunity, go to the blog announcement:


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