Power BI On-premises data gateway – July Update is now available!

We’re glad to announce that the July Update for the Power BI On-premises data gateway is now available.

This update includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for Snowflake connector
  • Support for SAP BusinessWarehouse DirectQuery connector
  • Updated version of the Mashup Engine

You can download this new version following this link and continue reading below for more details about each enhancement.

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Support for Snowflake connector

With this month’s Power BI Desktop update the Snowflake connector has been declared Generally Available. This means that the connector is recommended for use in Production scenarios. This support includes the ability to refresh content for reports published to the Power BI service, including Import and DirectQuery connectivity modes. After you install this month’s Gateway update, you will be able to register your Snowflake instances in the “Add Data Source” page within the Power BI Service.

Support for SAP BusinessWarehouse DirectQuery connector

DirectQuery connectivity mode was added to the SAP BusinessWarehouse connector as a Beta feature in the Power BI Desktop June update. This month we’re enhancing this Beta connector by also allowing DirectQuery reports to be enabled in the Power BI Service. We’re very excited about this capability being rolled out to customers and encourage everyone using the SAP BusinessWarehouse connector to try it out and share feedback with us.

Updated version of the Mashup Engine

Last but not least, this Gateway update includes the same version of the Mashup Engine as the Power BI Desktop update released last week. This will ensure that the reports that you publish to the Power BI Service and refresh via the Gateway will go through the same query execution logic/code as in the latest Power BI Desktop version. Note that there are some Beta connectors (such as IBM Netezza or Spark) still not supported outside of Power BI Desktop. Please refer to specific connector documentation for more details or contact us if you have any questions.

That’s all for this month’s Gateway update. We hope that you find these enhancements useful and continue sending us feedback for what new capabilities you’d like to see in the future.

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