Quickstart: Purchase Power BI Pro licenses

Power BI Pro is an individual license that allows access to all content and capabilities in the Power BI service, including the ability to share content and collaborate with other Pro users. Only Pro users can publish to and consume content from app workspaces, share dashboards, and subscribe to dashboards and reports. This article explains how to purchase Power BI Pro licenses in Office 365.


You must be a member of the Global administrator or Billing administrator role in Office 365.

Purchase Power BI Pro licenses through Office 365

Follow these steps to purchase Power BI Pro licenses:

  1. Open the Office 365 admin center.

  2. On the left navigation pane, select Billing > Subscriptions.

    Navigation pane

  3. In the upper right corner of the Subscriptions page, select Add subscriptions.


  4. Locate the desired subscription offering:

    Under Enterprise Suite, select Office 365 Enterprise E5.

    Office E5 subscription

    Under Other Plans, select Power BI Pro.

    Power BI subscription

  5. Hover over the ellipses (…) for the desired subscription, and select Buy now.

    Buy Now

  6. Choose Pay monthly or Pay for a full year, according to your billing preference.

  7. Under How many users do you want? enter the desired number of licenses, and then select Check out now to complete the transaction.

  8. Verify that the acquired subscription is now listed on the Subscriptions page.

    Acquired subscription

  9. To add more licenses after the initial purchase, select Power BI Pro from the Subscriptions page, and then select Add/Remove licenses.

Next steps

Now that you've purchased licenses, assign them to users in your tenant.

Assign licenses to users in Office 365

Assign licenses to users in Azure

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