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Power Point power bi plugin missing, static image

Hi People,

I am trying to get my organisation to stop blocking the Power point add in app in my organisation, i almost got the green light, when i was made aware, that any power point embeded with a power BI report shared, with a user whom does not have the power bi Addin, will get the static image of what the report last had emmbeded.


While i understand the logic of "If you cant get access then at least show somthing" thinking, From a data security perspective (even if the underlying data is not accessable) this could leak crown jewel dashboard overviews to outside a organisation, and as such this feature will remain disabled by and large in most organisations whom are concerened with data leakage.

Is there any way that instead of leaving behind the static image, that a option can be turned on etc so that it just comes up with a plug in error and no data image displayed? this would be far better from a security persepctive than current method.




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It turns out, it's actually a Power Point Behaviour upon Further Investigation, Power point will take static snapshots of each slide preview and update them when you have your slide open with the dashboard.
Unless you hide or change it it will save a thumbnail into the pptx folder structure for the presentation folder and display it in the thumbnail untill updated by a user who may not have access to the Power Bi report.

Unfortuantly due to low trust on people self governing leaving critical data in a slide pack. This feature of power point will hold back the functionaility in many organisations. (as you cant disable it)



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Hi. I looks like that's the behaviour they have. What I can say that might work is that there are two ways of using PowerBi inside Power Point. You can use microsoft integration:

Or you can use a third party one:

I hope one of those help, otherwise you can suggest the idea at


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

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