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Power BI Evaluation Guide
Report by: Andrew Snodgrass
Posted: May 2015
The Power BI service provides a secure and cost-effective Internet platform for sharing reports, and significant updates are expected to improve report design options and access to on-premises data
The Power BI service provides a secure and cost-effective Internet platform for sharing reports, and significant updates are expected to improve report design options and access to on-premises data
Power BI, in Office 365, is a Microsoft hosted report-sharing service that includes access to on-premises data sources and interactive features for self-service analysis
Power Query delivers sophisticated self-service data transformation and plays a key role in Power BI reporting, but it doesn't replace more powerful server-based tools
Significant changes to the Power BI service in 2015 remove SharePoint Online and Excel dependencies and introduce new report design tools and a revamped self-service portal
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