Changes to Power BI Free are coming on 1 June 2017

Friday 12th May 2017

Power BI Free is being enhanced to have the same feature set as Power BI Pro, however dashboard sharing will only be available with Power BI Pro, not BI free. Existing users of the free service who have been active within the past year, will be offered a free 12-month extended trial of Power BI Pro, so make sure your users log in and use it this month. Power BI desktop continue to be available for free.

Microsoft have also published a Power BI Premium calculator for you to gain an insight into expected costs. More pricing information can also be found here.

Read the full announcment, or read more on the Power BI Community here.

Extended Power BI Pro trial terms and conditions

  • General purpose: The free 12-month extended Power BI Pro trial offer (the “Offer”) is available to existing qualified users of the free Power BI service, in order to address changes to the service effective June 1 related to the ability to distribute and receive content. Eligible users will receive the Offer beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2018.
  • Eligibility: Users who registered for the free Power BI service on or before May 2, 2017 and have signed into the service at least once between May 2, 2016 and May 2, 2017 are eligible for the Offer.
  • Exclusions: Power BI Pro and Power BI Pro trial users are not eligible for the Offer.
  • Term: The Offer will begin on June 1, 2017 and end on May 31, 2018. Acceptance can occur at any time during the 12-month period, though the offer will terminate on May 31, 2018 for all users regardless of when they accepted the Offer.

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