Power View in HTML5
Welcome to the HTML5 version of Power View. As Power View moves to HTML5, you can view it on more devices, operating systems, and browsers. See the list of supported operating systems, devices, and browsers for details. This version gives you a look at Power View in HTML5. We’ll release updated versions while development continues, so we can continue to improve Power View and increase the list of supported features. Because Power View in HTML5 is a work in progress, some visualizations may not work as expected. With this version, Power View in HTML5 and the Microsoft Power BI for Windows app support most of the same features.
Click this icon in the lower-right corner to try this version:
To give feedback, tap the tool and smiley face in the lower-right corner, and tap Send Feedback to open the new feedback form.
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Supported operating systems or devices, and browsers
Windows 8 with:
Internet Explorer 10+ desktop
Internet Explorer 10+ modern UI
Windows 8.1 with:
Internet Explorer 11 desktop
Internet Explorer 11 modern UI
Surface Pro with:
Internet Explorer 10+ desktop
Windows 7 with:
Internet Explorer 10+
Other devices and browsers may work but we make no guarantees as to the quality of the experience.
How do I see my report in the HTML5 version of Power View?
When you view an Excel workbook with Power View sheets in Excel Online, you have the option to view those Power View sheets in HTML5.
Click the Try the new HTML5 version of Power View icon in the lower-right corner.
To go back to the Silverlight version, click Take me back.
In what languages is this version available?
The HTML5 version of Power View is now available in nine languages:
Can I make HTML5 the default view? Can I hide the ability to switch to HTML5?
For this version, if Silverlight is supported in your browser you’ll always land in the Silverlight experience first and see the option to switch to HTML5.
For browsers that don’t support Silverlight, Power View opens in HTML5 directly.
What’s the plan for other visualizations to be supported?
As we gather feedback and iterate on Power View for HTML5, we’ll add more capabilities, including other visualizations in the coming months.
What is the future of the Silverlight version of Power View in Excel? Does this mean we can get Power View in Excel Mac in the future?
Ultimately, we plan to move away from Silverlight in Excel as well but have nothing further we can share at this time.
Does HTML5 now give me ability to run Power View on phones as well? If so, can I change the page layouts?
As per our list of supported operating systems, devices, and browsers section above, using Power View HTML5 on phones isn’t supported. However, some phones will render your reports so please try them out and send us your feedback.
I’m an ISV/developer and want to embed Power View reports in my own app/page. How can I do that?
At present we don’t support embedding Power View reports into other apps or webpages, but we understand it’s an important scenario and will consider it for future releases.
I don’t see a Try the HTML5 version button for a Power View sheet
To see the Try the HTML5 version button, the Power View sheet needs to be in an Excel workbook on an Office 365 site.
If you don’t see the Try the HTML5 version button, try uninstalling and reinstalling Silverlight.
My external clients can’t see the Power View sheets in my workbook
With SharePoint Online, you can share workbooks with people outside your organization. Currently, however, external people can’t see the Power View sheets in workbooks on your SharePoint Online site.
Power View sheets lose filters
Say you open an Excel 2013 workbook in Excel App in Office 365. You go to a Power View sheet in the workbook and apply a filter in the Filters Area.
If you try viewing the Power View sheet in the HTML5 version, then go back to Power View in Silverlight, you see that the sheet isn’t filtered anymore.
“We don’t currently support this chart type”
Power View in HTML5 doesn’t support all visualizations and actions available in Power View in Excel, so you might see a message that we don’t support a particular chart or other visualization.
Solution: If you have access to the Excel workbook, open it in Excel and change it to a supported visualization.