Power BI for Office 365 is Microsoft's new self-service BI offering. Just because it emphasizes self-service doesn't mean a system administrator isn't an important role! In this session we will discuss the overall system components and how a Power BI site in SharePoint Online differs from an on-premises SharePoint BI site. We will walk through how to best handle setting up connectivity to data sources, when a gateway is needed, and what data refresh capabilities exist. We will also consider how and when to create OData feeds from your corporate on-premises data sources and how those OData feeds affect Enterprise Data Search functionality.
Melissa Coates is a business intelligence architect based in Charlotte, NC. As a solution architect with BlueGranite, she specializes in delivering BI and data warehousing solutions using corporate and self-service BI tools using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the laptop, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie on a paddle board. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.