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Shielded HTML Viewer

Every month Microsoft publishes a summary of all the new features in Power BI within their Power BI Blog. In the February 2021 post we got the opportunity to introduce our Shielded HTML Viewer to the Power BI community. Here you have our contribution to the Power BI Blog.

Context is king in data visualization. This probably explains the popularity of Power BI visuals that allow users to add HTML formatted content to their reports and dashboards.

Showing HTML formatted content can add great value to your reports, but it may also form a potential security risk. This is why we created the Shielded HTML Viewer: the first and only HTML Viewer for Power BI certified by Microsoft.

The Shielded HTML Viewer (in the image above used in the tooltip of a Dumbbell Bar Chart) is based on a so called allow-list: only those HTML tags and attributes mentioned in this list will be interpreted and formatted accordingly. Anything else will be ignored, so no risk of running harmful HTML codes.

Furthermore, all functionality is available through the standard Power BI interface, so no need to learn a new interface.

Don’t hesitate and try the Shielded HTML Viewer now on your own data by downloading it from the AppSource. All features are available for free to evaluate the Shielded HTML Viewer within Power BI Desktop.