Today we announced changes to Power BI Pro and the free service. While the free service is intended for personal use and Power BI Pro enables collaboration, we’ve received feedback that functional differences between them have created confusion for users. Going forward, we will improve free to have the same functionality as Power BI Pro, but will restrict sharing and collaboration features to only Power BI Pro users. Free users will benefit from access to all data sources, higher workspace storage limits, and higher refresh and streaming rates. These changes will be effective June 1.
For existing users of the free service who have been active within the past year, we’re offering a free, 12-month extended trial of Power BI Pro. The offer will let you take advantage of the full capabilities of Power BI Pro for the next year as a sign of our appreciation for your continued support. Using the trial will also give you time to adjust how you use the service. The extended Power BI Pro trial will be available beginning June 1. Watch for an email from us, and check your notifications the next time you sign into the service for instructions on how to access the offer. Please also refer to the full terms and conditions below for details.
Frequently asked questions pertaining to changes in Power BI Pro and the free service, as well as the extended Power BI Pro trial, are available on the board. Please share your thoughts and questions there.
Extended Power BI Pro trial terms and conditions