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O365 required for Power BI Pro

I would like to set up a isolated tenant of Power BI.  I am wondering if I can just purchase the $10 licenses for my users or if I first need something like Office 365 E1 for $8 + the PBI Pro $10?  

 

I was hoping to be able to pay for Azure AD Cloud to manage the users and then PBI Pro licenses.

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No, you can just use Power BI by itself without an Office 365 license. We have had customers that were only using Power BI and not using Office 365. It creates a "shadow tenant" in Office 365 that you have to convert when the customer eventually decides that they want Office 365. So, just beware of that issue.

 

In my opinion, I would create my Office 365 tenant first, pay for a single license of something like an F1 at like $4 bucks a month and then setup your Power BI on that tenant just to reduce hassles later on, but that really up to you.


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Super User IV
Super User IV

No, you can just use Power BI by itself without an Office 365 license. We have had customers that were only using Power BI and not using Office 365. It creates a "shadow tenant" in Office 365 that you have to convert when the customer eventually decides that they want Office 365. So, just beware of that issue.

 

In my opinion, I would create my Office 365 tenant first, pay for a single license of something like an F1 at like $4 bucks a month and then setup your Power BI on that tenant just to reduce hassles later on, but that really up to you.


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Thanks, this is helpful!

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