XMLA Read-Write Endpoint: The Cornerstone for Power BI as an Enterprise BI Solution

Since the release of Power BI Premium in 2017, Microsoft has been continuously expanding the list of features that differentiate its solution running on a dedicated capacity from the shared capacity version. A game-changer step in this process is the release of the XMLA read-write endpoint, which makes SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular models of Power BI reports deployed on Power BI Premium available for both reading and writing. This makes a myriad of applications and techniques previously developed for on-premises SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular and Azure Analysis Services models available for developing and operating Power BI reports, taking Power BI Enterprise BI solutions to the next level. In this session, we present several practical use cases for XMLA read-write endpoint: migrating existing SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular models to Power BI Service, significantly improved application lifecycle management for Power BI artifacts, debugging, monitoring and tracing functionalities for Power BI reports, much more sophisticated incremental refresh solutions, using such SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular-specific features which are not available in Power BI, etc.

Ferenc Csonka is a customer focused solution architect at Fizzcode with a “can do”​ attitude, strong management skills and extensive mathematical background. He is a consultative software development expert with fluent oral and written English, excellent interpersonal skills. He strongly believes in data driven companies.

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Portland Power BI User Group

The Portland Power BI User Group is a community of people excited about the business analytics tool, Power BI. We believe the platform offers rich possibilities, and we keep pace by sharing our learning and doing deep-dive explorations of topics. We run the gamut from new to experienced users and welcome anyone who shares an interest in data analytics. Some great perks to joining our monthly meetups are networking, knowledge transfer, and community building. We aim to foster a vibrant community that shares success in implementing best practices for Power BI. Complimentary pizza and refreshments are served at every meetup.
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