Microsoft Fabric and Power BI Sentinel

Microsoft Fabric is an exciting and powerful next level for Power BI.

Bringing the enterprise data engineering, data warehouse and data lakehouse capability of Synapse Analytics into the Power BI framework, layered on top of incredible performance of the OneLake storage layer.

The possibilities are endless, but the need for effective governance and transparency of your Power BI estate has never been greater, and Power BI Sentinel is here to help!

Auditing and Governance for Microsoft Fabric

The Power BI Sentinel team have been working with Fabric and Microsoft for months, during the private preview stages of Fabric development, exploring, investigating and preparing for the next big step in capability.

Power BI Sentinel already includes Fabric activity in its audit log capture functionality, and this will continue to enhance as Microsoft expand the events being logged.

Lineage and Documentation

The Fabric APIs are not yet available, so we're limited on what else we can do at the moment, but rest assured that the Power BI Sentinel team are working hard on laying the foundations for the functionality that we'll be bringing you when the APIs are made available.

What can we expect?

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Big things! We can't give you the details yet, but from a high level we're planning on the following:

  • Storing your audit logs in a Fabric Data Warehouse or Lakehouse
  • Storing your backups in a Fabric data lake
  • Full auditing of activity logs for Fabric
  • Automated documentation for your Fabric entities
  • Enhancing data lineage to include Fabric entities

There's a lot of work for us to do here, and we're excited about the prospects!

Should we wait?

It's never too early to start your data governance journey.

You're better off getting a system in place early when your estate is smaller and more manageable, so that you get full transparency and visibility of how it is growing.

You can then control and guide the growth, ensuring that you don't hit any unexpected surprises along the journey.

Do you want to know more about Fabric and it's capability?

Power BI Sentinel's parent company, Purple Frog Systems, is a Microsoft Data Analytics consultancy renowned for its expertise in this field.

They'd be happy to provide any help and guidance on your Fabric journey, whether you're in the early stages of research, or you're knee deep in Lakehouses and Spark ML jobs and need some additional hands.

If you're a Power BI Sentinel customer, you can get a free session with a Purple Frog consultant to discuss Fabric and get all of your questions answered.

Drop an email to to get a session scheduled in.

Fabric And Purple Frog Systems