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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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Vince, another option to look at is Turbo.net, which can stream Power BI to your Mac from the cloud:

 

Run Power BI Desktop on Mac - Turbo.net

 

This doesn't require running any VMs on your Mac. This service also streams apps to iPads, tablets, and other devices.

 

Best,

-k

 

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It worked for me in a great manner, i have never faced any troubles with it honestly fileziper

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No mac version... This is unfortunate.

 

Hope to see Power BI offer a Mac version - and I understand why it's not a priority Cat Very Happy.

 

Best, 

Tyler G

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I'll add my two cents - I'm getting a lot of pushback on Power BI at my org because it doesn't have a Mac version. Get on it, MS!

I have a similar situation.  I've invested time in learning Power BI (PBI) but we're switching to Tableau given the limitations of PBI regarding sharing, security and permissions, especially when related to macs.

 

It's unfortunate because PBI is intuitive and has many features I like, but we work with stakeholders throughout the world and the use of macs is a part of that.  Limitations are forcing businesses decisions that stop favouring MS products due to their limitations in comparison to their competitors.

What limitations are you referring to specifically? There is no Mac version of the desktop app for authoring, but for sharing you can use any browser and only need the desktop app for authoring.

Stakeholders more and more are moving to macbooks - 100% agree! I do help clients w/ virtualbox, a free VM... but a business user has a bit of pushback - because it's a little technical building a machine on a machine for 1 product. And I never want to cast shadows over products because of an OS... Hope to see a mac version soon, or at least an ETA?

 

Best,

Tyler

Dev3lop

 

I have a similar situation.  I've invested time in learning Power BI (PBI) but we're switching to Tableau given the limitations of PBI regarding sharing, security and permissions, especially when related to macs.

 

It's unfortunate because PBI is intuitive and has many features I like, but we work with stakeholders throughout the world and the use of macs is a part of that.  Limitations are forcing businesses decisions that stop favouring MS products due to their limitations in comparison to their competitors.

Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi, the community link to add your vote for PowerBI for Mac is defunct.

 

I want to cast my vote here. I would like to try PowerBI and our whole organization is on Macintosh / Apple computing devices.

Two solutions I'd consider: Native PowerBI for Mac OR PowerBI as cloud service.

 

I am an engineer and am familiar with VMs, but do not want / will not install one of these. There are alternative data sources I would consider this first.

 

I am a new Insightly CRM user and want this integration, so hope there is a way to get Power BI up and running for us Mac users soon.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

Melissa Simpler, CEO, Affinegy

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You guys seriously don't have PowerBI Desktop for mac? That seems absurd to punt such a large chunk of the market.

Helper II
Helper II

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

Advocate I
Advocate I

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..
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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.

@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...

Community Champion
Community Champion

I run Power BI on my Mac with Parallels. I have 8GB RAM so it works ok, but I wouldn't try it with any less than that. Sorry I'm late to the discussion!

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Microsoft

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

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