Power BI – Desktop Vs Pro Vs Premium

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Power BI - Desktop Vs Pro Vs Premium

When we talk about data and business analytics, Power BI is the best option we go for. Over the last few years, with the great advancement in science and technology, Microsoft Power BI has proven to be the most effective method of creating reports, data analysis, and business analysis.

Well, most of the people often get confused between the different versions of it, Desktop (Free) and the premium or pro version of it. Fear Not! Here are some of the major differences mentioned-below, that will give the interested readers a fair idea about the Microsoft Power Bi versions briefly.

Basis of DifferentiationDESKTOP (FREE)PROPREMIUM
STORAGE CAPACITYMaximum 10 GB per user10 GB per Pro user data storage limitDepends upon premium plans but Maximum storage is 100 TB
LICENSENAUser-based licenseCapacity-based license
CLOUD SERVICENAYesYes
COSTFreePro plan costs $9.99/user/monthStarts at $4,995 a month
ON-PREMISES REPORTING THROUGH POWER BI REPORT SERVERNo such featureNo such featurePower BI Report Server or on-premises available
CONNECT TO 70+ DATA SOURCESYesYesYes
MAXIMUM SIZE OF INDIVIDUAL DATASET1 GB1 GB10 GB
EXPORT TO POWERPOINTNoYesYes
EXPORT TO PDFYesYesYes
Power BI APP AVAILABLITYNoNoYes
ACCESS TO A LIBRARY OF POWER BI VISUALSYesYesYes
ANALYZE IN EXCELNoYesYes
PEER TO PEER SHARINGNoYesYes
ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT DATA TO GET IMMEDIATE ANSWERSYesYesYes
SHARING REPORTS OR DASHBOARDSCan’t share directly from Power BI Desktop, free users can publish reports in Power BI servicesTo share the reports inside or outside the organization, need a Power BI Pro license. Recipients also need Power BI Pro licenses, unless the content is in a Premium capacity.The reports can be shared with free licensed users as well.
MINIMUM TIME BETWEEN REFRESHES30 mins30 mins1 min
RESHARING OF REPORTSNoIf we let coworkers reshare, they can do so from the Power BI service and the mobile apps, or forward the email invitation to others in your organization. The invitation expires after one month. People outside your organization can’t reshare.If we let coworkers reshare, they can do so from the Power BI service and the mobile apps, or forward the email invitation to others in your organization. The invitation expires after one month. People outside your organization can’t reshare.
EMBEDDED DASHBOARDS & REPORTS (In the mail, On Website)NoYesYes
PUBLISH TO WEBYesYesYes
CAN WE PUBLISH DASHBOARDS?NoNoNo
LICENSE NEEDED TO VIEW SHARED REPORTSFree users can view reports shared by premium users but not by pro usersIn pro, both creator & reader need a pro licensePower BI Free (Viewer) licenses – Users that only need to view and interact with reports no longer need to purchase a Power BI Pro user license
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF AUTOMATIC REFRESHES PER DAY8848
DATA SECURITY AND ENCRYPTIONNAYesYes
SUBSCRIBE TO REPORTS FOR NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT CHANGESNAYesYes
PUBLISH AND CONSUME PAGINATED REPORTS IN POWER BINoNoYes

 

This piece of information has been contributed by one of our learners, Tamanna Garg. It feels proud when our learners find the time and work hard this much. It comes from the interest actually.

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