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Advocate I
Advocate I

Download Power BI on Mac

Hi guys,

 

I am using a Macbook Pro and am hoping to use Microsoft Power BI to run analytics for my small business. Is there a way for me to download it to my Macbook? If not, is there a timeline on when a Mac version might be released? 

 

Thank you,

 

Vince

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Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

There's no native Mac version of Power BI Desktop, though the community idea is Under Review (being considered) by the Power BI team. You could add your votes there.

 

Until that happens, are you able to run Windows on your Mac and install it that way? You can only run one operating system at a time, but there are plenty of resources online for how to do this. I've never needed to do that so can't really report how well it works for running Power BI, but it's worth a try.

 

You can still use the features of PowerBI.com from your Mac (without running Windows), but that won't allow you full access to the report creation tools available in Power BI Desktop.

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

As another option, you could spin up a Windows VM in Azure and load Power BI onto that.

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New Member

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

Hi,

 

Can you share link of how to do it? / Where to download this software (Windows VM in AZure) from? 

I would like to run powerBI on my Mac too.

 

Thanks

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

You need an Azure subscription and then it is very easy. A simple internet search for how to set up a Windows VM in Azure will give you what you need. Once the VM is configured, you use the remote desktop connection to access it, and then use the VM's browser to download PowerBI.
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New Member

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

Same problem, it would help me a lot if they had this app for Mac. I hope they could make Powe BI availabe for Mac soon, please.

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Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

@mbaca wrote:

Same problem, it would help me a lot if they had this app for Mac. I hope they could make Powe BI availabe for Mac soon, please.


 

I wouldn't hold your breath for this...

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Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

As a regular user of Power BI on Apple device, I chosed to configure a Windows VM with parallels desktop on my machine to get the best of the two worlds : Power BI Online on Mac for reading, editing and sharing dashboard, and Power BI Desktop on my VM for advanced editing and ETL stuffs...

Of course I'll vote for the power bi Desktop on mac feature. This feature will allows Microsoft to challenge Tableau in the compatibility side..
Cheers
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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Download Power BI on Mac

power bi inside is sql server Analysis Services Tabular,not could in mac

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