As of now we have 4
roles available in a Power BI workspace. The new Viewer role works quite the
same as the classic workspace option "Members can only view Power BI
content". It gives a read-only experience to the users.
A few remarks that
weren't totally clear for me in the beginning:
You can have read-only access
to the content in the workspace without publishing an app.
The Viewer role does requires
a Pro license or your content must reside in Power BI Premium capacity.
That way it behaves the same as the published app on a workspace in
Row-level security (RLS) on
the datasets in the Power BI workspace is enforced for users who only have
the Viewer role.
Users can only export
If you want a user with a
Viewer role to Analyze in Excel, they need Build permissions on that
Build permission on a dataset
also means they can export the underlying data that's used to build the
visual, so you might be careful before granting that access, especially