Hello EDNA Community:
I have a more technical question concerning a situation I have right now. I am helping(as a contract employee) a smaller company get up and running on Power BI. They have given me access to their VPN but no one on their side ( they have IT consultants) are familiar with Power BI. Their view is that they have to install Power BI Desktop on their own internal server for this to work out. A smaller issue is they have asked me to call my internet provider and ask to change my IP address 10 10.a (it starts with 192). This last pat is not super-important.
My question is what is really necessary for me to access their SQL transactional dbase? I understood as long as I had the server name and database name I would be OK, later using me login credentials of username and password. Does the company really have to install the product on their server as the only developer would be me, a non-employee working remotely?
Since I’m sensitive to being paid, etc for work is the only way for the product to be installed on their server?
If I were to buy my own server, would that change how the connection would go?
I will do research on this but thought I could get some useful feedback from the community on how I should be thinking about this and what to communicate back with.
Thank you very much.