Third-party BI tool connectivity

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With the support of the XMLA protocol, for datasets in the Power BI service, customers will have more flexibility in how they deliver their BI deployments. XMLA will allow connectivity to Power BI datasets from third-party applications. Since XMLA is the same protocol used for managing SQL Server Analysis Services and Azure Analysis Services models, a variety of Microsoft and third-party tools can be used with Power BI datasets.

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