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 Differentiation||DESKTOP (FREE)||PRO||PREMIUM|
|STORAGE CAPACITY||Maximum 10 GB per user||10 GB per Pro user data storage limit||Depends upon premium plans but Maximum storage is 100 TB|
|LICENSE||NA||User-based license||Capacity-based license|
|COST||Free||Pro plan costs $9.99/user/month||Starts at $4,995 a month|
|ON-PREMISES REPORTING THROUGH POWER BI REPORT SERVER||No such feature||No such feature||Power BI Report Server or on-premises available|
|CONNECT TO 70+ DATA SOURCES||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MAXIMUM SIZE OF INDIVIDUAL DATASET||1 GB||1 GB||10 GB|
|EXPORT TO POWERPOINT||No||Yes||Yes|
|EXPORT TO PDF||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Power BI APP AVAILABLITY||No||No||Yes|
|ANALYZE IN EXCEL||No||Yes||Yes|
|PEER TO PEER SHARING||No||Yes||Yes|
|SHARING REPORTS OR DASHBOARDS||Can’t share directly from Power BI Desktop, free users can publish reports in Power BI services||To 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 REFRESHES||30 mins||30 mins||1 min|
|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.||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)|
|PUBLISH TO WEB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|LICENSE NEEDED TO VIEW SHARED REPORTS||Free users can view reports shared by premium users but not by pro users||In pro, both creator & reader need a pro license||Power 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|
|PUBLISH AND CONSUME PAGINATED REPORTS IN POWER BI||No||No||Yes|
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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