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dilumd Established Member
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new power bi licensing

Dear Friends,

 

Today I have got an e-mail from MS Power BI which says that “changes to Power BI free licensing”. Under this new licensing policy,

  1. Do we have to have Power BI pro version to share our dashboards? Will it restrict the publish to Power BI service?
  2. If you have Pro version for the person who creates the dashboard share that with normal users within the company should the viewers also have to have pro version or the free version?
  3. Under free version are they going to extent the no of data bases that they support?
  4. If you specify your wise access to dashboard these yours should also have Power BI Pro version or only the free version would serve the purpose?

Thanks

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Super User
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Re: new power bi licensing

Hi @dilumd

 

Here are my answers to your questions

 

  1. Going forward you will have to have Power BI Pro to share dashboards. If you use the Free Version you are still able to publish to the Power BI Service, but you will not be able to share it with anyone.
  2. Going forward if you want to share the recipients of your dashboards will have to have the Pro or Premium licensing enabled.
  3. Under free they are going to give it the same capabilites as the Pro version, with one BIG change that there will be no sharing.
  4. For any access to viewing other peoples dashboards you will require the Pro or Premium licenses.

You can find more details here for the licensing

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/

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dmoffat Frequent Visitor
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Re: new power bi licensing

So this means that if you have 5 people developing PBI Reports and Dashboards and 95+ who just Consume reports that refresh Daily and/or don't use any of the sexy things that apparently PBI Pro offers ( https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-power-bi-pro-content-what-is-it/ ),  you would now be paying $50 US per month but after June 1 you would have to pay $1000+ per month :-) ... even if you never use today's Power BI Pro features.

 

Simple math and kinda sucks frankly ...  Good luck selling that to management ;-)

 

**bleep**

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Super User
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Re: new power bi licensing

Hi @dilumd

 

Here are my answers to your questions

 

  1. Going forward you will have to have Power BI Pro to share dashboards. If you use the Free Version you are still able to publish to the Power BI Service, but you will not be able to share it with anyone.
  2. Going forward if you want to share the recipients of your dashboards will have to have the Pro or Premium licensing enabled.
  3. Under free they are going to give it the same capabilites as the Pro version, with one BIG change that there will be no sharing.
  4. For any access to viewing other peoples dashboards you will require the Pro or Premium licenses.

You can find more details here for the licensing

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/

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mbegg Member
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Re: new power bi licensing

Hi @GilbertQ,

 

 

Please confirm dashboards can be shared amongst users with Pro licences but not the Premium service? In my opinion, it is not clear from the link you provided.

 

My organisation has <100 users so the US$ 4,995/month fee for Premium is way too expensive.  

dexterz Regular Visitor
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Re: new power bi licensing

you not need Premium,pro is not change。

Premium is on-premises and cloud service for big crop

perpor Member
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Re: new power bi licensing

I am searching to understand if this if true, it is very important for us...

dilumd Established Member
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ed_mcdill Frequent Visitor
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Re: new power bi licensing

Regarding point 2.

 

I think that the anwser is basically as guavaq stated:

"A Power BI Pro license is required to receive content from other users, unless the user is associated with dedicated capacity in Power BI Premium." this is from the pricing page small print. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/

 

So if the users are within the premium capacity, they don't need to have a pro licence to receive content, but I guess that is obvious.

dmoffat Frequent Visitor
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Re: new power bi licensing

So this means that if you have 5 people developing PBI Reports and Dashboards and 95+ who just Consume reports that refresh Daily and/or don't use any of the sexy things that apparently PBI Pro offers ( https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-power-bi-pro-content-what-is-it/ ),  you would now be paying $50 US per month but after June 1 you would have to pay $1000+ per month :-) ... even if you never use today's Power BI Pro features.

 

Simple math and kinda sucks frankly ...  Good luck selling that to management ;-)

 

**bleep**

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nwabramson Regular Visitor
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Re: new power bi licensing

This sure feels like a bait and switch scam. . .