Microsoft announces the launch of Microsoft Power BI Premium, a new member of the Microsoft Power BI family joining Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Power BI Pro. Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device.
Today, Microsoft Power BI Desktop is free and it’s aimed at personal use, while Microsoft Power BI Pro is paid per user per month and enables collaboration. Under the current licensing, if an organization has a few users who publish reports and many users who consume them, then everyone needs to be licensed with a Power BI Pro license. Microsoft Power BI Premium will be generally available late in the second quarter of 2017 and will be licensed by capacity. This means that a Microsoft Power BI Pro license will still be required for users publishing reports, but consumers will no longer need to be licensed if their organization is covered by Microsoft Power BI Premium.
To find out more about Microsoft Power BI Premium, please visit: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-accelerates-modern-bi-adoption-with-power-bi-premium/.