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Power BI Gateway Service

An exciting new service has been added for our BI users

The Power BI Gateway Service project has completed and delivered a new service for the BI community.

The Power BI Data Gateway is an agent, installed within our network, which securely handles data connectivity and data transfer between on-premises data sources and cloud services.

The gateway is required for the following Power BI activities:

  • Scheduled data refresh for on-premises datasets imported to the Power BI Service
  • Use of DirectQuery to query data from the Power BI Service
  • Use of Analysis Services Live Connections to query data from the Power BI Service

In addition to handling data scheduling and communications, the gateway handles encryption/decryption, as well as compression of data transmissions.

If your dashboard or visualisations need regular data refresh then consider using the Power BI Gateway.

More information is available from ISG Service Management.

Anne.Major@ed.ac.uk