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naivecalf Regular Visitor
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Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

Hi,

 

We have 50 users, 2 report designers have Pro license, then share to other users, all other users just review the reports, do they have to assign a Pro license?

Thanks.

 

Regards

Steven

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Super User
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Re: Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

@naivecalf Options:

1) Everyone has Pro

2) Embedded - A Sku which is a usage based license you can purchase via Azure. While most if not all the documentation states that you need an EM sku (the Office Embedded sku) for internal, this has been verified with the Product team that it works and there are no restrictions. It is easier to implement, slightly more expensive. This would let you embed in SharePoint, etc. Pricing here -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/power-bi-embedded/

3) Embedded - EM sku - there are EM1 and EM 2 sku's that you are likely much more interested in then the EM 3 you see in O365 admin. Those require you to go through volumen licensing I believe.

 

Both of the embedded options will require your users to consume power bi reports in a different application. You will not be able to use the Power BI Service for consumption, only for report authors to deploy/share from.

 

P skus (premium) is the other license, but not relevant to you because it is the most costly and used for large orgs.

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Re: Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

@naivecalf If you want them to consume reports in the Power BI Service - "Yes". There are other options with Embedded solution where you could look into surfacing reports in an application (A or EM sku). Or alteranatively if you upgrade your Office license to an E5 - that covers Power BI Pro for all users as well.

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naivecalf Regular Visitor
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Re: Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

@Seth_C_Bauer 

 

Can you please explain more about the other options. we don't want to upgrade E5 to all users. thanks.

 

Regards

Steven

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Re: Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

@naivecalf Options:

1) Everyone has Pro

2) Embedded - A Sku which is a usage based license you can purchase via Azure. While most if not all the documentation states that you need an EM sku (the Office Embedded sku) for internal, this has been verified with the Product team that it works and there are no restrictions. It is easier to implement, slightly more expensive. This would let you embed in SharePoint, etc. Pricing here -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/power-bi-embedded/

3) Embedded - EM sku - there are EM1 and EM 2 sku's that you are likely much more interested in then the EM 3 you see in O365 admin. Those require you to go through volumen licensing I believe.

 

Both of the embedded options will require your users to consume power bi reports in a different application. You will not be able to use the Power BI Service for consumption, only for report authors to deploy/share from.

 

P skus (premium) is the other license, but not relevant to you because it is the most costly and used for large orgs.

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naivecalf Regular Visitor
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.Re: Is there a viewer license (or read-only)

Thank you. @Seth_C_Bauer