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modasher
Advocate I
Advocate I

Power BI report server to Power BI premium per user

Hi,

 

As you all know, that the Power BI premium per user is soon to be released in early April 2021.

 

We are using Report Server in our organization as we have a very few selective customers leveraging the Power BI reports. Could I please be advised on my following queries:

 

- What are the best steps to consider to have a transition from Power BI RS to the Power BI premium (per user)

- Do all the users in a company need to have Power BI premium (per user) to have access to the dashboards

- What costs do I need to consider to move from Power BI RS, other than the 20/per user/per month for Power BI premium (per user)

 

Thanks.

 

Regards,

Modasher.

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d_gosbell
Super User II
Super User II


@modasher wrote:

- What are the best steps to consider to have a transition from Power BI RS to the Power BI premium (per user)


It depends where the source data for your reports is stored and why you went with PBIRS in the first place (it's not cheap from a licensing perspective so there must have been other factors involved). If they are using on-prem data sources then you will need to setup some servers (either on-prem or in Azure) to host data gateways in order to be able to refresh your reports. Otherwise it should be a matter of re-publishing the reports to the PPU workspaces

 

 


@modasher wrote:

- Do all the users in a company need to have Power BI premium (per user) to have access to the dashboards

If the reports are stored in workspaces using the PPU capacity then yes, any user that wants to access those reports (or data coming from them) will require a PPU license.

 


@modasher wrote:

- What costs do I need to consider to move from Power BI RS, other than the 20/per user/per month for Power BI premium (per user)

 


If you need to run data gateways to access on-prem data sources the cost of those servers is the only other cost outside of the PPU license costs.

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d_gosbell
Super User II
Super User II


@modasher wrote:

- What are the best steps to consider to have a transition from Power BI RS to the Power BI premium (per user)


It depends where the source data for your reports is stored and why you went with PBIRS in the first place (it's not cheap from a licensing perspective so there must have been other factors involved). If they are using on-prem data sources then you will need to setup some servers (either on-prem or in Azure) to host data gateways in order to be able to refresh your reports. Otherwise it should be a matter of re-publishing the reports to the PPU workspaces

 

 


@modasher wrote:

- Do all the users in a company need to have Power BI premium (per user) to have access to the dashboards

If the reports are stored in workspaces using the PPU capacity then yes, any user that wants to access those reports (or data coming from them) will require a PPU license.

 


@modasher wrote:

- What costs do I need to consider to move from Power BI RS, other than the 20/per user/per month for Power BI premium (per user)

 


If you need to run data gateways to access on-prem data sources the cost of those servers is the only other cost outside of the PPU license costs.

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Thanks for the information @d_gosbell 

So it seems, if we are using on premesis sources as primary, using Power BI Report Server should just be fine.

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