The following process documents the steps require to migrate from the legacy fatstacks BI for Intune app to the new PowerStacks BI for Intune app. This process is required to continue getting updates for BI for Intune. The migration process is quite simple, it should take less than 1 hour to complete the following steps.

Install and Configure BI for Intune

  • Begin by installing PowerStacks BI for Intune from AppSource. This process is documented in more detail on our Install BI for Intune docs page.
  • In your browser open two tabs and sign-in to Power BI in both tabs.
  • In one tab open the fatstacks BI for Intune workspace and in the other open the newly installed PowerStacks BI for Intune workspace. In each workspace open the dataset settings. Expand Parameters. This process is described in more detail in Steps 1 and 2 of our Configure The Dataset Parameters docs page.
  • Copy all of the Parameters from the old to the new workspace. Select Apply to save the changes to the new workspace dataset Parameters. This process is described in more detail in Step 3 of our Configure The Dataset Parameters docs page.
  • The dataset Parameters in the new PowerStacks BI for Intune workspace should now look similar to this:

  • In the dataset settings expand Data source credentials.
  • Select each occurrence of Edit credentials one by one, select Anonymous as the Authentication method and Organizational as the Privacy level for this data source and select Sign in. Except for the one where the URL is https://api.loganlytics.io AND the one where the URL is similar to https://amsua0401repexpstorage.blob.core.windows.net. On these two you MUST select Skip test connection. (Note: Depending upon your configuration you may, or may not, have the two that must have Skip test connection selected).

  • In the dataset settings expand Scheduled refresh and align the settings with the settings from the legacy fatstacks app.
  • Go to the PowerStacks BI for Intune workspace and select Refresh now.

Migrate Custom Reports

  • Migrate your custom reports from the legacy fatstacks workspace to the PowerStacks BI for Intune workspace using our standard backup process. This process is described in more detail in the Backup Custom Reports section of our docs pages.

Grant Access to the Workspace

Not all customers grant access to the workspace. This section may or may not be applicable to you. Please follow the steps to confirm whether or not you need to restore users access to the workspace.

  • Perform the following steps in the legacy fatstacks environment first to confirm the permissions assigned to the workspace. Take note of the assigned permissions and duplicate those in the new PowerStacks workspace.
  • From the workspace select Access.
  • Enter the user or group name.
  • Select the appropriate level of access.
  • Select Add.
  • Close the Access pane.

Share the Reports

The following section describes the process to share reports using shared links. Some customers use shared links, others use direct access, still others share the entire workspace, and some use a combination of some or all of these methods. Please review each section to ensure that you don’t leave off any access granted to others in your organization. These steps should be performed for each set of custom reports.

  • Perform the following steps in the legacy fatstacks environment first to confirm if shared links are being used. These steps must be performed on each set of reports in both workspaces.
  • To configure access by shared links, perform the following steps.
  • On each set of reports select the Share button.
  • Select the Ellipses and then select Manage permissions.
  • Select Advanced at the bottom of the Manage permissions page.
  • Confirm whether or not users in the fastacks legacy environment have been granted access via links by viewing this same screen on the legacy fatstacks app. If applicable select Add link. Otherwise skip ahead to the section on granting direct access.
  • Select People in your organization with the link can view and share.

  • Select Specific people. Select the appropriate permissions for the person(s) or groups(s). Select Apply.
  • Enter the appropriate email addresses and select Send.
  • Repeat the process for any other users or groups who require a different set of permissions.

The following section describes the process to share reports using direct access. Some customers use direct access, others use shared links, still others share the entire workspace, and some use a combination of some or all of these methods. Please review each section to ensure that you don’t leave off any access granted to others in your organization. These steps should be performed for each set of custom reports.

  • On each set of reports select the Share button.
  • Select the Ellipses and then select Manage permissions.
  • Select Advanced at the bottom of the Manage permissions page.
  • Select the Direct access tab. Confirm whether or not users in the fastacks legacy environment have been granted direct access by viewing this same screen on the legacy fatstacks app. If not skip the following steps in this section. Note, users with the Admin (Owner) and Member (Owner) permissions are added at the workspace level rather than the report level. For those users see the section on granting access to the workspace earlier in this blog.
  • Select Add user.  For more details on permissions see this Microsoft article.
    • Enter the user or group name.
    • Deselect the Allow recipients to share this report if applicable.
    • Deselect the option to Allow recipients to build content with the data associated with this report if applicable.
    • Deselect the option to Send an email notification if applicable.
    • Select Grant access.
  • Repeat for each user or group that requires direct access.

The migration process is now complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.