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PUGDV10 - Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Power BI Service API

Wednesday, April 25
14:30 - 15:30
Liffey Meeting Room 5

Level: Advanced
Presentation Type: Presentation

If you plan to begin developing on the Power BI platform, you first task is to get up to speed with programming the Power BI Service API. This deep dive session begins by explaining how to use the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) to authenticate users, acquire access tokens and make authenticated calls to the Power BI Service API. After that, Ted will demonstrate common tasks which can be automated with the Power BI Service API including uploading PBIX files, patching datasource credentials, redirecting database connection strings and triggering the refreshing of datasets. Attendees will learn how the Power Service API can be used in custom application development to embed reports and dashboards and to create streaming datasets which can be used to build real-time dashboards. The session concludes by examining how the Power BI Service API can be used to automate Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tasks such as creating new app workspaces and copying datasets and reports from one app workspace to another.




Ted Pattison

Instructor, Author and MVP
Critical Path Training

Ted Pattison is a Born Again Microsoft MVP having recently won his first MVP award in Power BI and the Microsoft Data Platform after receiving 12 consecutive MVP awards for SharePoint development. Ted is an active contributor in the Power BI community and the owner of Critical Path Training, a small company specializing in training technical professionals on Microsoft cloud technologies including Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, Microsoft Azure, SharePoint Online and Office 365. Ted is also the co-leader of the Tampa chapter of the Power BI User Group and an insider member of Microsoft’s Power BI Influencers group.

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