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caffeinatedgeek Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

I can see how in Azure to add a previously purchased license to a user in Azure Active Directory Blade.  However, how do I purchase a license if I don't have Office 365 for my organization?

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caffeinatedgeek Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

I can see how in Azure to add a previously purchased license to a user in Azure Active Directory Blade.  However, how do I purchase a license if I don't have Office 365 for my organization?

Anonymous
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

I'm facing the same issues. added the user domain into Azure Active Directory somehow still unable to purchase POWER BI PRO licenses... anyone have clearer solution for this? thanks...

harboura New Member
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

I see the word "solved" but no solution in the thread. I setup power BI with the free trial. it was working. Now the trial is over and im ready to hand over my money but it still looks like i have to set up an office 365 account to do this. Is the solution to sign up for a free trial every month?
ChrisH Regular Visitor
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

Hi there

 

Is this stil the case - ie that you need an O365 subscription to use PowerBI?

 

Regards

Chris

JosefPrakljacic Established Member
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

Not it isn't the case.

 

I found the accepted answer a bit confusing and would like to answer the whole thread again.

You dear reader are the IT-Admin. Your users X,Y,Z are users from the controlling department of your company "WhatEver".

The users heard that Power BI offers great features and got trial accounts without talking to the IT department. How did these users proceed?

 

1. They registered with their email x@whatever.com, y@whatever.com [...]
2. Microsoft has created an AzureAD in the background. (You don't know that yet ;-) )
3 The trial has now expired and your Users want to extend it. They now contact you.
4. Your company does not use O365, Sharepoint online etc. yet.
5. You register for instance also to PowerBI or you log in to office365 where you can also find this grid in the left hand corner

6. If you are also registered to Power BI -> You enter the PowerBI Service

7. 

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8. You click on Admin

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9. You see that page

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10. You do that thing here -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/domains-admin-takeover

11. In the O365 Portal/Tenant now your are able to buy&assign the licenses.

 

 

Short Q&A

Do you need O365 licenses? -> No

Do you need an O365 Tenant which actualy is an AzureAD Tenant -> Yes

 

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ChrisH Regular Visitor
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

Hi Josef

 

Exactly the info I needed and no one seemed able to provide.

Thanks so much  - really appreciate it!!

 

Regards

Chris

diegochb New Member
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Re: Using Power BI service without an Office 365 account

Thanks for the detailed explanation.

So is there a cost behind "Do you need an O365 Tenant which actualy is an AzureAD Tenant -> Yes" ?

I have a similar case as the original case... I work in a company where they have everthing purchased and just... use powerbi.

Someone outside the company, liked it and wants to use it in his 3 employee company, but has no MS licencing products... is there a free - low cost path to recomend to them? a monthly fee is too much for this company and they wont be able to go that route but work ok if its sommething they can pay once, and host any database locally ... 

 

Thanks!

Diego

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