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.
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.
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|
|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*|
|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.
For technical information about Power BI, check out the following resources:
- All Power BI documentation: Power BI documentation - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
- Power BI documentation for developers: Power BI developer documentation - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
- Power BI documentation for admins and enterprises: Power BI admin and enterprise documentation - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
- Power BI blog: Power BI Blog—Updates and News | Microsoft Power BI
- Power BI community: Home - Microsoft Power BI Community
For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.
To keep track of upcoming changes, including new and changed features, planned maintenance, or other important announcements, visit the Message Center. For more information, see Message center.