Here are another week’s updates in the world of BI. Not a significant week!

Power BI – Dataset API Updates

If you currently use the Dataset API they have released a whole host of changes and additions to the API. I am sure that some of them will be very welcome and I am sure that also some of them have been requested features.

You find the details here: New features for the Power BI Dataset API

Excel – Connect to Power BI directly from Excel

This is another great addition to the Power BI story. As we know that a lot of people love to use Excel and now having the Power BI add-in means that it is very easy to connect to existing Power BI data models in the cloud.

And I have no doubt that as the Row Level security model matures, this in my mind will become the SSAS Tabular as a PaaS. It is getting really close to getting there.

You can find all the details here: Connect and analyze Power BI data directly from Excel, with the July update of Power BI publisher for Excel