Summary: This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and on-premises data sources. Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as lower capital expenditures and increased agility, while still maintaining data in on-premises data stores.
Authors: Joseph D'Antoni, Stacia Misner
Technical Reviewers: Ed Price, Carla Sabotta, Cindy Gross, Olivier Matrat, Kay Unkroth, Derrick VanArnam, Adam Saxton, David Torres, Greg Low, Ross LoForte
Published: August, 2014
Applies to: SQL Server, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Azure