Power BI Tiles allows you to ‘pin’ those dashboards into your Office Documents.
With this free Add-In (previous called Office365 App), now you can embed up-to-date visualizations into PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.
Here is a detailed step-by-step blog post explaining how to use the the new Add-in: Integrating Power BI Tiles into Office documents
But what exactly is a Tile?
A tile is a snapshot of your data, pinned to the dashboard. A tile can be created from a report, from a dataset, from another dashboard, or from the Q&A box. (source: Dashboard tiles in Power BI)
Why this app is so cool?
Now you don’t need to take snapshots of your visualizations and update your documents before a meeting or presentation. This add-in will allow you to create dynamic documents with “refreshable” PowerBI tiles, that you can share with other people even if they don’t have the “PowerBI Tiles” application installed.
Some buzz from the community:
- Microsoft’s PowerBI developers blog: Integrating Power BI Tiles into Office documents
- Guy In a Cube: Info Roundup #19
Don’t forget to give it a try: Download Power BI Tiles