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Avoid email notifications from Office Groups when adding people to groups when embedding Power BI into SharePoint pages

I am sitting in the Seattle Sharepoint Saturday and one of the attendee’s asked how to suppress the welcome message sent from adding people to the Office 365 group.

When you embed a Power BI Report into a SharePoint page only the members of the Office Group will be able to see the report….even if the page is published.

Those uses will see the Power BI error: 

“This content isn’t available”


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Getting around this is very easy…Add the user to the Office Group hosting the Power BI Report (note this user will need to have a Power BI Pro license or this report will need to be a Premium Capacity)


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After being added this user now has access to the page AND the Power BI


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Unfortunately those users will also receive a Welcome email like the following

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To disable this you will need to run the following PowerShell command

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "Name of your group" -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false

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