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Re: Fixes to Power BI Pro License Required Dialogs

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@Ajay@lukaszp

 

Sorry to include you in on this, Lukas. It's just that the community is not receiving any feedback on the negative impact the licensing changes (Or bug fixes as mentioned by Microsoft) have had. Without proper change management from Microsoft, a lot of organisations are stuck with a Power BI environment that cannot function properly because users suddenly have no access to reports.

 

I chaired a BI work group across 4 Govt departments today, which encompasses almost 30,000 employees. All of which are looking at emulating our O365 and Power BI environment. I gave them the bad news... Due to the recent licensing changes, Power BI PRO is the only viable solution for large organisations, whereas previously it was a mix of PRO and Free. As a result of these changes, Power BI is now the most expensive BI solution for large organisations. This makes no sense.

 

Many BI specialists have fought long and hard to get Power BI implemented within their organisations and have been part of your 2 year journey. But the recent licensing change could wipe out all your effort in an instant. As much as I hate to say it, Power BI's licensing changes must have been a massive sigh of relief for Tableau.

 

Please take note. And we would still like to know whether Power BI is reassessing it's licensing policy. In my opinion, there needs to be a price for developers and a separate one for end users/consumers.

 

D

 

 

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Re: Fixes to Power BI Pro License Required Dialogs

Hi @Ajay,

 

Thanks for your update about the Pro Content dialog box.

 

I have a small doubt and curious to know why MS is implementing a pricing model where the users have to get a Pro License just to view the reports.

 

Please provide some update on the same, we are not looking for free solutions. But we are looking for a solution where it's mandatory for developer to pay and get Pro license and users can view for free like other platforms (Tableau).

 

Thanks

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Re: Fixes to Power BI Pro License Required Dialogs

I am growing quite tired of waiting for a response. Even my Microsoft contacts agree that these licensing changes are not corporate friendly.

 

I created a new Idea regarding the licensing issue. If you would like to vote, please go here:

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/18690403-please-fix-review-your-r...

 

Cheers,

D

 

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Re: Fixes to Power BI Pro License Required Dialogs

Hi @djnww,

 

Thanks for the support and understanding the concerns. Let's hope MS Power BI would not disappoint us.

 

Upvoted your idea.

 

Regards

Anmol