Here are some areas that we'd like to hear about in particular:
Thanks - we look forward to hearing your feedback!
-Power BI B2B Team
I am exploring this functionality from two perspectives:
I haven't been able to find a resolution yet. Is anyone else experiencing this?
This sounds like a limitation from the preview where there is a MultiFactor mismatch between one of the tenants (documented as part of the MFA requirements https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-dataset-external-org-share-abou...) .
I'd suspect in this case the guest tenant might not require multi-factor for this user, but the provider tenant does.
Thank you @gboreki ! Do you know if there are any plans to remove that limitation in general release? Ideally we can retain MFA at the provider level regardless of the consumer policies.
It also seems like this is leading us towards guest accounts being able to publish in provider and/or consumer tenant, based on needs. This would be incredibly valuable to someone like us, an ISV who has client report authors. Ideally, we'd like to issue them a guest account so they can author reports in Power BI desktop and publish back to the provider tenant. However, since there were previous limitations about guest users connecting to a provider dataset in Power BI desktop, we've been issuing users within the provider AD, which has grown quite cumbersome to manage.
I can only see the dataset shared with me externally in the Service only (under "From external orgs" tab).
But I do not see it in my Desktop. I do have a guest user in their AD and also have a build permission.
I do have all the preview features turned on in the Desktop.
I am able to build a report based on this Dataset in my Service, but not in the Desktop. (The option to download the report from the Service is disabled).
First of all thank you very much for this functionality which will enormously simplify the life of the companies which work with subsidiaries.
In my case I test this functionality with several of my subsidiaries, I have a strange behavior. After a while there is a connection problem that appears on the datasets share, if I delete the dataset and send again it to the service it works.
The error message my users are getting is:
"Stack Trace Message:
An error occurred while loading the model. Verify that the connection information is correct and that you have permissions to access the data source."
I don't understand why this message appears after a while and not immediately
I have the full error message if needed
Hi tanks for your message, my users have this error in the desktop when they want to display the list of external dataset :
I'm no longer getting an authentication error. I can see the datasets in Power BI Service, but they are not there in Power BI Desktop. I cannot build a composite model with the datasets unavailable in desktop. What am I missing?
Here it says: "Guest users can't use Analyze in Excel"
Maybe this change can allow this useful feature for external users also?
When you say you can see datasets in Power BI service, do you mean you can see it on home page in "From external orgs tab"?
If yes, do you see "external datasets" tab in Desktop?
Thank you FloridaMan55051. If you see "external data" tab in desktop and if you see shared dataset in PBI service (in "from xternal orgs" tab) then it means you are doing all the right things from your end as consumer.
Could you please review these sections to ensure:
1) External sharing is turned for the dataset shared with you https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-dataset-external-org-share-prov...
2) All the required tenant settings in consumer tenant are enabled: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-dataset-external-org-share-abou...
3) You have atleast "build" access to this dataset. Just read access will not allow you to access these in your desktop
4) Dataset shared does not fall under any limitation mentioned here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-dataset-external-org-share-abou...
Parul, to my knowledge, I have checked off all those settings. I would love a teams session with you where I can show you that the settings are enabled.
This looks like what we need to provide Consultant access to our Datasets. Is this available On-premises. Where would I find the installation and configuration steps.
Check out the November 2023 Power BI update to learn about new features.
Read the latest Fabric Community announcements, including updates on Power BI, Synapse, Data Factory and Data Activator.
130+ sessions, 130+ speakers, Product managers, MVPs, and experts. All about Power BI and Fabric. Attend online or watch the recordings.