Power BI Premium isn’t the only major new addition to Microsoft’s cloud-enabled business intelligence and analytics portfolio.
This week, the company also announced Power BI Apps, a new low-maintenance way of sharing the insights generated by the platform with large work forces. Currently, organizations wanting to provide their users access to Power BI data must take the time to set permissions for each dashboard, somewhat defeating the purpose of the platform’s real-time analytics and collaboration features.
Now, with the introduction of Power BI Apps, organizations have a relatively frictionless way of spreading business insights to more users.
“With Power BI apps, now in preview, you can easily deploy a collection of purpose-built dashboards and reports to a large number of business users and empower them to make data-driven decisions,” said Ajay Anandan, a senior program manager at Microsoft Power BI, in a May 3 announcement. “You can distribute to the whole organization or to specific people or groups.”