I am a huge OneNote fangirl, most of the times I start my working day by opening OneNote. But yesterday I accidentally discovered that I could Embed Power BI content into OneNote. In fact not only OneNote there are several other sources we can embed into OneNote – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Embed-content-in-OneNote-fd5abf7d-abd4-4902-8e5f-93088c45b11d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&=fromAR1
The Sad part is we can only embed publicly published Power BI reports, which mean anyone on the internet can view these reports. (You can learn more about Power BI publish here – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-publish-to-web/ )
How Power BI looks in One Note?
Once you have your Power BI embedded URL ready, just copy and paste it into One Note. Initially, OneNote shows a bright white refresh button with dimmed yellow Microsoft Power BI background and a hyperlink text with Power BI.When you click on the refresh button, that’s when you can see Power BI content just like you see on any other website or blog with all the interactivity and full-screen options.
This could be handy for documentation, but I don’t think I want to publish my reports to the public for documentation purpose. If we have token functionality like Embedding with Non-Power BI users then probably we can use One Note as Power Note.
However, Yesterday, I was very excited to come across this and decided to write a quick blog post for fellow OneNote lovers.