With an excellent passionate & energetic presentation on Power BI by Amir Netz in WPC, there has been a lot of excitement and buzz for power bi within the BI Community (In case you haven’t watched the video yet, you can find it here ).  The community is now eagerly waiting to lay their hands on power bi preview.

With the release of Power BI app in Windows 8 app Store which is mobile app for Windows 8 device to view the Power BI Reports hosted on Power BI site in O365, there was a lot of confusion in the community which was clarified by AJ Mee in his blog and a video.

After installing the Power BI app in myWindows 8 device, I was more eager to upload some of the powerview reports designed by me in Excel 2013 to the Power BI site which is currently available only with O365 Enterprise Edition only which you can opt for Trial version as mentioned by AJ Mee in his video.

So I decided to try out the Enterprise Edition of O365 and try to provision Power BI site in my O365 portal, however I found that it was not easy to configure the Power BI site by yourself and I encountered the same issue as couple of community members were hitting as reported in the MSDN forum here

Luckily I was able to find an official documentation which was hidden somewhere in office.microsoft.com and not so easily accessible but luckily I was able to find it and this word document is a great help to configure and provision Power BI App for your Office 365 Sharepoint Portal.

After following the steps mentioned in this document Power BI – Provisioning Guide , I was able to configure the Power BI site for my O365 Sharepoint and was able to upload my Power View Excel files which could be further viewed by Power BI app on my Windows 8 device.

If you are keen on learning more on Power BI, you can find some great collection of resources put together by Vivek on Technet Wikis here

Hope this helps other community members !!!

Parikshit Savjani
Premier Field Engineer

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