Microsoft Power BI Embedded Now Supports Dashboard Cloning - Page 2

More information on the APIs involved in dashboard tile cloning are available in this online support document.

Developers are also getting some help in terms of localization. They can now set the language and text formatting of embedded content, added Shalit. The full list of new features is available in this blog post.

In a move that can help keep sensitive data under wraps, Microsoft has enabled row-level security for on-premises Analysis Services data sources. Borrowed from the company's SQL database software platform, Analysis Services allows Power BI users to create interactive reports using data from a variety of big data repositories, cloud services and SaaS applications.

The new row-level security option is similar to the cloud-based implementation, except for one major difference, said Shalit. The so called "master user" identity used to call the APIs and authenticate the application must also be a On-Premises Data Gateway administrator. As its name suggests, On-Premises Data Gateway allows organizations to securely connect local data sources to the cloud-based Power BI service.

Meanwhile, On-Premises Data Gateway now supports Power BI Personal Mode on Microsoft's National Clouds, courtesy of an update released on Sept. 15.

Personal Mode is an installation option that allows users to install the gateway software on their own computers, enabling access to on-premises data. Microsoft operates three national clouds, U.S. Government, Germany and China. In the case of Germany and China, Microsoft has partnered with local companies to deliver Azure services to those regions.

Users will also notice a new gateway configuration experience that mimics the interface used in Enterprise Mode. Lastly, an updated version of the software's Mashup Engine, a software component that helps govern data connectivity, uses the same query execution logic as the latest version of the Power BI Desktop for added consistency when publishing reports to the Power BI service. 

Pedro Hernandez

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