Power BI service description

Power BI is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that lets anyone connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides AI-infused automated insights, embedded and interactive reports, and delivers compelling visualizations that bring data big and small to life.

Power BI is currently available as part of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 version. To learn more, visit Power BI.

Available plans

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Power BI, see the Microsoft 365 business plan comparison and Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan comparison.

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Power BI and are currently available in European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland see the Microsoft 365 business plan comparison for EEA and Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan comparison for EEA.

Feature availability

The following table lists the major Power BI features available across plans. Certain caveats apply. See the footnotes for further information. This table may change without notice. For the most up-to-date, complete list of features, see Power BI pricing.

Feature Power BI Pro Power BI Premium per user Power BI Premium per capacity
Collaboration and Analytics
Mobile app access Yes Yes Yes
Publish reports to share and collaborate Yes Yes No
Paginated (RDL) reports No Yes Yes
Consume content without a per-user license No No Yes
On-premises reporting with Power BI Report Server No No Yes
Data prep, modeling, and visualization
Model size limit 1 GB 100 GB 400 GB
Refresh rate 8/day 48/day 48/day
Connect to 100+ data sources Yes Yes Yes
Create reports and visualizations with Power BI Desktop Yes Yes Yes
Embedding APIs and controls Yes* Yes* Yes*
AI visuals Yes Yes Yes
Advanced AI (text analytics, image detection, automated machine learning) No Yes Yes
XMLA endpoint read/write connectivity No Yes Yes
Dataflows (direct query, linked and computed entities, enhanced compute engine) No Yes Yes
Analyze data stored in Azure Data Lake Storage No Yes Yes
Governance and administration
Data security and encryption Yes Yes Yes
Metrics for content creation, consumption, and publishing Yes Yes Yes
Deployment pipelines for application lifecycle management No Yes Yes
Multi-geo deployment management No No Yes
Bring your own key (BYOK) No No Yes
Autoscale add-on availability (preview) No No Yes
Max storage 10 GB/user 100 TB 100 TB

*May require additional licensing to embed applications or contexts. For more information, see Embedded analytics with Power BI.

Learn more

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Licensing terms

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