XMLA endpoint for third-party client connectivity and monitoring (Public Preview)

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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 and manage their BI deployments. 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 will be enabled.

The XMLA endpoint will allow read-only connectivity to Power BI datasets from third-party applications for analysis, debugging, and monitoring.

A future release will allow write access, enabling programmability to manage and update datasets from scripts or applications. This will enable scenarios for modeling, lifecycle management, and operations for Power BI datasets. Analysis Services tabular modeling features will be supported.