How can I share and protect an Excel document online (using Powerpivot), without Sharepoint & Power BI?

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One of my clients has made this incredible (and really huge) Excel document with many data sources, sheets, PowerPivot tables, graphs, etc... Some pretty impressive work.

He wants to share it with authorized people but protect his valuable content (aka data sources and document 'logic'). Users may be able to use the filters for example but in view mode only.

Unfortunately, Sharepoint is not an option for my client. Here's what he says about his experience:

As part of its offerings Office 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft proposed the Power BI service. This allowed to create a Power BI website where we used to install and operate PowerPivot workbooks.

I have subscribed to Office 365 (free trial) to share my files. That's when I found that the function of creating a Power BI site, necessary to activate a PowerPivot workbook on SharePoint Online, was not proposed.

My research led me to question, besides the web, Sharepoint and Cloud service providers. I found on the web information indicating that the old experience ended at 31/12/2015 in favor of the new, with a time to experience old customers to migrate to the new.

Service companies have confirmed to me that Microsoft had already locked the Power BI for Office 365 thus prohibiting any new entrant.

Microsoft seeks to emphasize two offers: - Enterprise SharePoint (SharePoint classic) on server, - Power BI online (the new experience Power BI).

The first solution is expensive. The second is not yet advanced enough to become an alternative to PowerPivot.

So, what do we think?

Oct 23, 2018 in Power BI by Upasana
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Take a look again at Power BI. It just added the ability to pin Excel Ranges to dashboards. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/11/24/pin-a-range-from-excel-to-your-dashboard.aspx

If you build an organizational content pack around your Excel workbook, you can share it with your users without needing share the original Excel workbook with your users.

answered Oct 23, 2018 by Annie97
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