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eterasa Frequent Visitor
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How to update power bi desktop?

Hi all,

 

it feels like a silly question but how does power bi desktop actually update?

 

I can see that I have the opportunity to click through to update the latest version of powerbi from the bottom right corner of my desktop. Once clicked through I end up on this blog post - https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-october-2018-feature-summary/ 

 

From clicking the download button I am then directed to this generic new user download page -

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And then after clicking on the final yellow button I am directed to this page - 

 

https://aka.ms/pbidesktopstore  

 

but I am given a white web page and nothing happens.

 

I am using a work computer where my access to certain software is limited.

 

Could someone please tell me exactly what should happen at this point after clicking the download button so that I can tell my IT department which programs I need to be able to access?

 

Thank you!

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rafaelmpsantos Established Member
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Re: How to update power bi desktop?

BobBI Member
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Re: How to update power bi desktop?

You need to have admin right to install/update power bi desktop on your machine.

 

if you are restrict access then you might need to contact your IT service helpdesk to add latest version of Power bi to your Application catelog and you can install it from there.

 

- Close Power BI desktop ,

- Download Power bi desktop from the link : https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/

- once it gets downloaded , Click run.

 

 

Hope this helps.

SS

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rafaelmpsantos Established Member
Established Member

Re: How to update power bi desktop?

BobBI Member
Member

Re: How to update power bi desktop?

You need to have admin right to install/update power bi desktop on your machine.

 

if you are restrict access then you might need to contact your IT service helpdesk to add latest version of Power bi to your Application catelog and you can install it from there.

 

- Close Power BI desktop ,

- Download Power bi desktop from the link : https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/

- once it gets downloaded , Click run.

 

 

Hope this helps.

SS

v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: How to update power bi desktop?

Hi @eterasa,

 

Could you please mark the proper answers as solutions?

 

Best Regards,

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
markoss92 Regular Visitor
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Re: How to update power bi desktop?

If you have a Microsoft OS you can download PowerBI from Microsoft App Store. This app will be automatically updated every month.

 

Regards

Arul Member
Member

Re: How to update power bi desktop?

Hi @markoss92 ,

But i don't know when it get updated? Can you pls tell me when it gets updated.

 

Thanks,

-Arul

markoss92 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: How to update power bi desktop?

Hi @Arul It depends of the month, but the update is totally transparent for you if you download PowerBI App from Microsoft APP Store. Aprox the 10th of each month powerBI updates itself.

 

If you want to know if you have the last update of your PowerBI, you can go to File->Help->About to see which is you PowerBI Version (May 19, June 19...)

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