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mmossel
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Benefits of E5 for view-only users + Power BI Premium Capacity

I understand the benefits of PBI Premium. And I understand that to stimulate a data-driven work culture, anyone who wants to build and authorize Power BI reports needs a Pro license (which comes with E5).

 

However, I don't understand whether having E5 benefits employees who only consume dashboards and never build (in a scenario where Power BI Premium capacity is purchased). For example, the integration with Microsoft Information Protection, only the builder needs a license if I am correct, so there is no added benefit there from a view-only perspective.

 

Thank you!

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v-kkf-msft
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Hi @mmossel ,

 

Office 365 E5 includes Power BI Pro license. If those employees only consume dashboards, I think premium license is sufficient for them. Using Premium allows users with a free license to act on content in workspaces that are assigned to Premium capacity.

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About license types and capabilities, please refer to Licensing the Power BI service for users in your organization 

And you can learn more about E5 products on the purchasing services page in Microsoft 365 admin center.

 

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Winniz

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Hi @v-kkf-msft , thanks for your reply but I still don't have the answer I'm looking for.

 

Let's rephrase - is there a difference between Power BI Pro standalone vs Power BI Pro via E5? Does it offer any additional integration features?

Hi @mmossel ,

 

I think there is no difference between the Pro via E5 and Pro standalone in Power BI. But if you buy Office 365 E5, you can use other products, such as Team, Sharepoint, etc.

 

These products will connect your organization with professional online meetings, business-class email, instant messaging, and in-app file sharing. For example, Embed a report web part in SharePoint Online 

 

And them can also help your organization automate processes, plan and track projects, create workflows, and more. 

 

Microsoft 365 admin center -- Product comparison 

 

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Winniz

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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