Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
PPRP Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Power BI licensing options

Hi everyone,


I am relatively new to Power BI. I have installed the Power BI pro trial version on my system and have created dashboards and reports successfully. Now I am confused as to what type of licensing my organization should opt for? My scenario is:


Power BI connects to one Sharepoint site to read the .CSV file(Data) and refreshes the report accordingly. This report is inturn embedded into another Sharepoint site for Users to view the Dashboard.


 Now maybe there will be 2-4 users who may actively create content or work on the report. The rest of them are consumers of this report on Sharepoint. What kind of licensing model would work in this case? Thanks in advance for all the guidance.

Super User
Super User

Re: Power BI licensing options

This is going to depend on how many consumers you have. 


This should help:


As well as these:


You will definitely need Pro for your readers, or Premium, in your circumstance. Which way you go will depend on how many readers you have. The number is about 500 when you want to go to Premium.

I have book! Learn Power BI from Packt

Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Datanaut!

PPRP Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Power BI licensing options

Hi Greg,


Thanks for the reply. At my organization, There will be around 2 to 3 Report Developers(Content Authors) and about 30 Consumers of that report.  Which pricing model do you think will best suit this scenario? Thanks in advance.


Helpful resources

Community News & Announcements

Community News & Announcements

Get your latest community news and announcements.

Summit North America

Power Platform Summit North America

Register by September 5 to save $200

Virtual Launch Event

Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch Event

Watch the event on demand for an in-depth look at the new innovations across Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

MBAS Gallery

Watch Sessions On Demand!

Continue your learning in our online communities.

Top Kudoed Authors
Users Online
Currently online: 165 members 2,024 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: