Attendees at SQLBits last week were given a sneak peak at the long-promised on-premises Power BI solution from Pyramid Analytics. Details are still scarce, but here’s a link to the five minute-long video that was shown:
Here’s a screenshot from the video showing a Power BI report, a Reporting Services report and native Pyramid content blended together into a single dashboard:
I have also managed to confirm one very important point: at least initially, Pyramid’s solution will only work for Power BI reports that use live connections to on-premises Analysis Services data sources (this is contrary to what I originally understood and what I said to a few people on Twitter last week – sorry). That said if you are using Power BI as a front-end to Analysis Services, and a lot of people are, this looks like it will be pretty cool.