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Microsoft Power BI

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  • Faculty / Staff

Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards.

Use Power BI Pro to publish content to app workspaces, consume apps, share dashboards, and subscribe to dashboards and reports. Power BI Free users can connect to some data sources. View a Power BI Free vs Power BI Pro feature comparison for more information.


Power BI licenses are provided by the Office of the Provost for online interactive dashboard reporting of University data. An active NetID with Office 365 and a Power BI license, completion of a Security Application, and FERPA training are required. Requests for licenses are subject to approval from the Office of the Provost and campus data stewards. For more details about using Power BI with University data, visit the Office of Institutional Analysis site.

All other users of Power BI will be billed for an annual subscription with a yearly renewal.

For access to Power BI, all users will need to complete a Power BI Security Application.


Power BI Pro = $23.04 per year

Power BI Desktop Free = No charge

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