Power BI Deployment
There are 3 broad Deployment Scenarios for Power BI:
Small Teams: Where lower governance is required. The build/deployment lifecycle starts with the PBI Desktop and then the solution is moved to the PBI App Workspace in Cloud. Add them to workspace to share to existing groups or use ad-hoc sharing.
Corporate: Larger # of users. Usually deployed with Analysis Services. The build/deployment lifecycle starts with the PBI Desktop and then the solution is moved to the PBI App Workspace in Cloud. Add them to workspace to share to existing groups but does not use ad-hoc sharing. If personalization is required then use content packs for sharing, not apps. Content Packs currently have the advantage that they can be used to Personalize, Augment and Move content between workspaces. However, Content Packs will be succeeded by Apps in the future and will embody at least all the features of Content Packs.
Embedded Analytics: Some companies have internal portals and wish to remain there and consume their Analytics through their existing portals. Embedding Power BI content enables this.
Ajay Anandan presented some very current content on the above at the Data Insights Summit 2017…
The Power BI team is clearly forging a distinction between the CREATOR experience which is offering more complexity and the CONSUMER experience which is becoming more simple.