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sandy_791 Helper III
Helper III

Clarification on Power BI Premium

Hi All,


We are having customer engagements and they are looking into Power BI Premium. So, we have some clarifications on that. Customer userbase is around 1000+ in Asia.

  1. On Azure.

    The customer has an Azure subscription and a lot of Azure VMs to support different business units. They also have heavy reporting requirements & therefore considering Power BI.

    Q: Is Power BI premium suitable for this customer? What kind of recommendations should we suggest to them especially for Power BI Premium?    

  2. On-Premises

    The customer has SharePoint 2016 On-Premises environment as well and wants to use internal business processes that must not be exposed to the Cloud due to security concerns and governance rules.

    Q: Can we use Power BI Report server for their On-Premises deployments?

Any recommending links and pointers will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

@Ashish_Mathur @MFelix @SivaMani

Community Support
Community Support

Re: Clarification on Power BI Premium

Hi @sandy_791,


1. It depends on company's business requirements, you can go through this article firstly then you will know if they need Premium:


2. Power BI report server is a on-premise solution which behinds firewall. Power BI report server supports Power BI reports, SSRS  Paginated reports and mobile reports. For more information, you can refer to articles:


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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sandy_791 Helper III
Helper III

Re: Clarification on Power BI Premium

@v-qiuyu-msft Thanks a ton for your reply. I really appreciate it. 


Some other questions that customer asked


  1. When we purchase Power BI Premium the Power BI Gateway is automatically installed. Is it true or we have to install as an add-on? 

  2. If the customer has Office 365 and Azure subscription in the cloud and they also have On-prem SharePoint 2016. Have they to purchase the only one License for both cloud AND  On-Prem?    

Thanks for help in advance? 

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