Modern BI Fundamentals:
Architecture & Security

Explore the advantages of a cloud-first analytics strategy

Date: August 25, 2020  |  Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST |  Format: Online Session

Continuing our series on the fundamentals of Modern BI adoption, BlueGranite presents a free online event focused on cloud-first BI architecture and security.


What does it take to successfully implement Modern BI with Microsoft Power BI in a way that considers organizational needs surrounding data availability, governance, licensing, and security? Previous events have taken a general approach to deployment strategy and data governance. Now we apply some of the concepts from prior events to a sample Power BI implementation. 



In this webinar, you will learn how the “what” and “why” for planning a Power BI architecture that aligns with an example enterprise use case. You’ll gain experience with the end-to-end architecture of Power BI.

You will hear tips on topics such as workspace design and security, app security, and row-level security. You will learn about licensing, when you might need Power BI Premium, how to plan for and deploy an appropriately sized Gateway cluster for handling on-premises data sources, and other topics that will help you as you approach or enhance a Power BI deployment. 

Session Agenda

  • Overview of Architecture for the Power BI Service

  • Security planning around workspaces, apps, and data sources (row-level security)

  • Capacity planning with Power BI Premium

  • Gateway planning for bridging on-premises and cloud

  • Secure file storage

  • Version history and management

This business lens presentation is open to anyone from Business or IT, whether you’re an analyst, executive, or developer. Examples are provided from Microsoft Power BI, but you do not need technical experience with Power BI to follow along with concepts.


BG_blogbio_DavidEldersveldDavid Eldersveld, Solution Architect
David has been helping clients with technology development, data integration, data analysis, and systems analysis for over ten years. He enjoys building BI and advanced analytics solutions with technologies in Microsoft Azure and the Power Platform and is active in several technical communities. In addition to blogging for BlueGranite, he also writes at

Katy Ghormley, Senior Consultant
KatyGhormley-1Katy is a Senior Consultant with 6+ of experience in designing and building reporting and analytic solutions. Supporting multiple constituents in education, Katy has built solutions to measure lead acquisition and conversion, time spent in the enrollment funnel, success and growth of field sales teams, and designed metrics related to student retention and graduation. She is highly experienced in gathering requirements and defining project outcomes.



  • Share strategies and considerations for Power BI deployment, featuring architecture, workspace design, app security, and row-level security
  • Power BI licensing options including Power BI Desktop and Premium
  • How to deploy an appropriately sized Gateway cluster for on-premises data
  • Provide live Q&A to get your questions answered

 SESSION Details

  • August 25, 2020 at 11am-12pm EDT
  • This intermediate content covers Modern Business Intelligence concepts relating to architecture and security of Power BI deployments