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PowerBI Desktop for Macbook

Is there a possibility that Microsoft will introduce PowerBI desktop native support for Macbook M1 and Intel chips. Its been a while and many users have requested this feature. Why doesn't Microsoft do something about it?

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Hi @iamhassaan 

Microsoft uses lot of already created DLLs whick align with other tools it has released so that it can concentrate on improving the performance of the tool rather than building the foundation.

So, creating a app for MAC is far fetched as all the ground work needs to be done to support it on MAC and instead of one team working on one platform it has to double up its manforce.


Also, its not only PBI, there are ton of tools that can be used with PBI which also would be then required to be converted as per MAC. It will be like creating a new company itself.


I have the same situation and use a VM to comment to windows and use all the MS provided tools.


Hope you understand the complexity.


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