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SharonHMA Regular Visitor
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Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

I need help figuring out how to get PowerBI Pro for team members without them all signing up individually.  Here's our current status

 

1) I have a powerBI pro trial and want to purchase for myself & team members

2) I'm using the scheduling functionality in PowerBI Pro right now

3) I need to add 10-12 users that I administer / invite

4) We don't (yet) use office365 and our rollout will be at least a year away.

 

In previous messages (eg https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Power-BI-Pro-for-non-Office-365-Users/m-p/8895#M3829) they talked about a chat option.  This now seems to be gone.  When I choose "no or unsure" for Office365, then "team or organization" it takes me to a form process to purchase.  

 

I'm a little leary to do this without knowing the implications since it's actually asking about me, my email etc. even though I already have a pro trial account.

 

Does anyone have any insight into the new purchase process

1) If I buy for the team will I be able to invite (and pay for) pro team members (and uninvite if need be)

2) If I fill this in, will I end up with a second account or will it just upgrade my current trial to full pro account

3) I assume it will not undo any current settings.

4) when we upgrade to office365 will having an powerbi account now impact any of this process?

 

Thanks -- love power bi, want to buy for some team members but the process is very confusing.

 

 

 

 

 

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mitsu Member
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Here is how we usually do this for our clients :

 

Take the admin control  on  o 365 and add the subcription and assign the same to the users .  You do not have to buy any 0 365 subcription to take admin rights on the tenant .  Here is how you can go about doing this :

 

1> From your PBI - Pro Account   (Yellow box on top left)>> Click on Admin 

2>It will ask you to take admin rights   of the 0365  tenant . In the process it will ask you to verify the  admin rights of your public domain by making a text entry on the same .

3> Once you complete the above steps it will take you to the 0 365 admin center . 

4> Go to Billing >>subcriptions and find power bi pro subscription go thru the purchasing steps .

5> Create users on the user tab and assign the license of power BI pro to them .

 

Whenever in the future you decide to upgrade to 0 365 , the same admin center can be used to add and manage your 0365 subcription as well .

 

 

Hope this helps .

 

 

Regards,

Mitsu

 

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mitsu Member
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Here is how we usually do this for our clients :

 

Take the admin control  on  o 365 and add the subcription and assign the same to the users .  You do not have to buy any 0 365 subcription to take admin rights on the tenant .  Here is how you can go about doing this :

 

1> From your PBI - Pro Account   (Yellow box on top left)>> Click on Admin 

2>It will ask you to take admin rights   of the 0365  tenant . In the process it will ask you to verify the  admin rights of your public domain by making a text entry on the same .

3> Once you complete the above steps it will take you to the 0 365 admin center . 

4> Go to Billing >>subcriptions and find power bi pro subscription go thru the purchasing steps .

5> Create users on the user tab and assign the license of power BI pro to them .

 

Whenever in the future you decide to upgrade to 0 365 , the same admin center can be used to add and manage your 0365 subcription as well .

 

 

Hope this helps .

 

 

Regards,

Mitsu

 

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SharonHMA Regular Visitor
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Mitsu

 

Thank you!  This works perfectly.  It's actually a very easy process once you know where to look, your instructions were very helpful.

 

Thanks again, 

Sharon

mitsu Member
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

@SharonHMA Gald it worked !

Jay_Ad Frequent Visitor
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Sois this mean that without O365....we can use PowerBi PRO? 

Aishwar04 Regular Visitor
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Hi Mitsu

 

Your explanation is very clear.

 

I have one question, without Office 365 to set up Power BI do we need Azure subscription to manage Power BI?

 

Quick response will be appreciated.

boylec Frequent Visitor
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

I don't believe this works any more. When I login in to Power BI using an account that as a Power BI Pro license, there is no Admin option under the menu you get from clicking the yellow box in the top left. I haven't been able to find anything like that.

yeszone Frequent Visitor
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

@mitsu Thank you very much for your solution. It is short and clear and works perfect! 

 

Anonymous
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Re: Purchase/Admin PowerBI pro for team without office365

Is there a way to purchase given the current envrioment? Those steps no longer work. 

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