Power BI service features by license type

In the Power BI service, users have defined capabilities based on two types of licenses:

  • Per-user - Power BI Pro licensing and free licensing. A Power BI Pro license enables 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. A free license enables access to some of the features of the Power BI service. For more information, see Per-user license type comparison.

  • Capacity-based - Power BI Premium licensing. Premium provides dedicated capacity to deliver more consistent performance and support larger data volumes in Power BI. For individual users, Premium also enables widespread distribution of content by Pro users without requiring Pro licenses for recipients who view the content. For more information, see What is Power BI Premium?.

Per-user license type comparison

Here is a list of features supported by per-user license type.

Free Pro
Connect to 70+ data sources Feature available Feature available
Publish to Web Feature available Feature available
Export to PowerPoint, Excel, CSV Feature available Feature available
Enterprise distribution
Apps Feature not available Feature available
Email subscriptions Feature not available Feature available
Embed APIs and controls Feature not available Feature available
Collaboration
Peer-to-peer sharing Feature not available Feature available
App workspaces Feature not available Feature available
Analyze in Excel, analyze in Power BI Desktop Feature not available Feature available

Next steps

If you are interested in learning more about Power BI Premium, see What is Power BI Premium?.

To get started with Power BI by signing up, see Signing up for Power BI as an individual.

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