What's New

Service Principal Support!

New: Service Principal Support

Power BI Sentinel previously used the security tokens of users that had logged into the Sentinel portal, to interact with the Power BI API.

Although straightforward, this often caused a problem where users would not log in for a while, the token would expire, and Sentinel would retrieve incomplete information.

We have now added the optional facility to set up a Power BI Service Principal, a dedicated service account which prevents the need to rely on users logging in.

Especially for larger or more security restricted environments this provides a significant boost in configuration flexibility and reliability.

This is in public preview, if you'd like to join the preview then let us know and we'll help you get it all set up.

Change: Updated robustness for SQL Queries in table level lineage

Table level lineage has worked for some time now with both PowerQuery and with SQL Queries.

However there was a limit of how complex and large the SQL queries could be to still be supported.

We have implemented a significant upgrade of this functionality to cope with much larger and more complex queries, including nested CTEs.

This has been rolled out to the table lineage exported to your database, and we're now working on implementing this same enhancement into the Sentinel portal.

Change: Incremental Export

Sentinel now exports lineage to your database in an incremental way, instead of the previous daily full truncate/populate.

This speeds up the export process and allows for enhanced scalability.

Updated: Backend performance

Back end performance enhancements for lineage capture.

Other: Fabric!

We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes preparing for Fabric, and will continue to do so for the next 6-12 months.

Sentinel is already capturing audit logs for Fabric activity for you, and we have big plans for enhanced functionality across the board.

Watch this space!

(Released June13th 2023)