Power BI Blog: Power BI Desktop – One Drive and SharePoint Integration

Welcome back to
this week’s edition of the Power BI blog series.  This week, we look at how to edit One Drive
and SharePoint integration for Power BI Desktop.

OneDrive and
SharePoint integration are both now easier in Power BI Desktop.  Whilst the ability to open, save and share
reports in OneDrive and SharePoint was released to Preview in May, the
capabilities are now improved and switched on by default.

You can:

  • open
    reports stored in OneDrive and SharePoint through the File menu
  • save files
    directly to OneDrive and SharePoint
  • share
    reports stored in OneDrive and SharePoint directly from Power BI Desktop.

These are important
changes because many Power BI authors use OneDrive and SharePoint to
collaborate on their reports before publishing through the Power BI Service.  These new updates will streamline their
workflow.  Ad hoc reporting is
made easier and simpler, and new users starting out will be comfortable with
the familiar Office interface.

The new Power BI Desktop
features are complemented by the ability to view Power BI reports stored in
OneDrive and SharePoint directly in your browser.  Previously, viewing a report stored in
OneDrive or SharePoint required downloading both the Power BI file and Power BI
Desktop.  The new capability allows users
to interact with their reports in seconds.

If you prefer not
to have some of these features available in your organisation, they may be
turned off in the Fabric admin portal.

In the meantime, please remember we offer training in Power BI which you can find out more about here.  If you wish to catch up on past articles, you can find all of our past Power BI blogs here.      

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