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 an early 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 now support the same features.

See What’s new in the Power BI app and Power View in HTML5.

Click this icon in the lower-right corner to try this version:

Try the HTML5 preview of Power View

Then send feedback to the Power View forum.

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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.

  1. Click the Try the new HTML5 version of Power View icon in the lower-right corner.

Try the HTML5 preview of Power View

  1. 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:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 Note    Localization is a work in progress. Some text may still be in English.

Can I make HTML5 view the default? 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 Supported Devices 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.

Known issues

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.

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.

More about Power View

Power View: Explore, visualize, and present your data

Power View forum

Applies to:
Excel 2013