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Power BI Desktop - Is it safe to create sensitive reports On Premise and not publish them?



I know it might sound stupid but...


We have to handle some sensitive data and PBI would help save time, having an on-cloud platform I was wondering if I should be concerned about working with this data in Power BI Desktop - On-Premise. 


Is there a setting or an article that can tell me that none of my data will go into the cloud and if I can toggle Publishing Off to avoid human errors? 


Thank you very much!

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Hi, @Anonymous 


If you don't publish it, then the report created in the desktop is placed locally. It will not automatically connect to the cloud service. If I don’t understand what you mean, please explain.


Best Regards

Janey Guo


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