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Announcing data gateway support for Single Sign-On (SSO) with Azure Active Directory

We are excited to announce General Availability (GA) for Single Sign-On (SSO) through the data gateway to cloud data sources that rely on Azure Active Directory (AAD)-based authentication. In addition to Kerberos-based and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based SSO to on-prem data sources, you can now get seamless AAD SSO connectivity to Azure-based data sources, such as Azure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW), Azure Data Explorer, Snowflake on Azure, and Azure Databricks through an on-premises data gateway.

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Announcing general availability of backup and restore for Power BI datasets

We are very thrilled to announce the general availability (GA) of Backup and Restore for datasets in Power BI Premium and Premium per User (PPU). Whether you are migrating Azure AS workloads to Power BI or must consolidate Power BI tenants due to a merger or acquisition or simply want to backup Power BI datasets on a regular basis to meet the data retention and disaster recovery requirements of your organization, you can now rely on the Backup and Restore capabilities of Power BI as a fully supported feature.

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Survey! Exploring visual styles for creators

Calling all creators! Back in August 2016 we introduced predefined matrix and table styles. We are exploring adding more predefined styles to more visual types to save you precious report creation time. We have created this survey to gather your feedback and help us define what these styles should look like.

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Connected PivotTable refresh in Excel for the web is now 100% available to Office tenants

We are excited to announce that connected PivotTable refresh in Excel for the web is now 100% available to all Office tenants. This feature is part of a broader investment to enable seamless and secure data sharing and collaboration with Power BI data in Excel for the web. If you missed the initial availability announcement, connected PivotTable refresh in Excel for the web allows users to work with PivotTables connected to Power BI in a web browser just like in Excel desktop. With the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) label integration, you can control sharing while keeping your data secure in Excel as an MIP label applied to a Power BI dataset is inherited in Excel. Check out the initial availability announcement of connected PivotTable refresh in Excel for the web for more details on how to work with this feature.

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