Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business intelligence (BI), reporting and data visualization tools. It stands out with streamlined publication and distribution capabilities, as well as integration with other Microsoft products and services. Is Power BI a good choice for your organization though ?

The solution includes several products & services, and its overall value comes from leveraging each individual element, thus taking advantage of how they work together:

Power BI Desktop

Power BI Desktop is a free, self-service data analysis and report authoring tool that you install on a Windows computer. It can connect to more than 70 on-premises and cloud data sources to turn information into interactive visuals.

Power BI Pro

Power BI Pro is cloud-based software that comes with a monthly fee per user. The biggest difference between Power BI Desktop and Power BI Pro is indeed the ability to collaborate with other users across the organization.

Power BI Premium

Unlike Power BI Desktop and Pro, Power BI Premium is not an application: Premium gives an organization space and capacity in a Microsoft-hosted cloud to share reports. An organization can choose how to apply its dedicated capacity by allocating it based on the number of users, workload needs, etc.

Comparison Microsoft Power BI Free (Desktop) VS Pro versions


Connect to 70+ data sources

Publish to web

Export to PowerPoint, Excel, CSV

Entreprise distribution


Email subscriptions

Embed APIs and controls


Peer-to-peer sharing


Aalyze in Excel, analyze in Power BI Desktop

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