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Desktop App vs Win 10 App?

Is there any difference between the two?


I see on Windows 10 you can install the app from the app store... is it the exact same code and features or how do they differ?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Desktop App vs Win 10 App?

Hi @OneWithQuestion,


They are the same. The new versions of Power BI could be installed from Store only. 


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Community Support Team _ Dale
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Super User
Super User

Re: Desktop App vs Win 10 App?

I noticed if you install the Win10 Store app, it doesn't overwrite your existing installed program.  You would need to install this if you wish to avoid conflicts.  Your cache will be lost as well, so you will also need to re-enter all of your passwords.


I had some personal issues connecting to Oracle databases with the Win10 application, there weren't present in the desktop version.  It is possible to force a download of the desktop version over the win10 version, which i needed to do to get my Oracle connection working.  I'm sure this will resolve itself eventually.


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