Difference between Power BI pro and Power BI Premium

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I was just wondering, what's the difference between power BI pro and Power BI Premium. I just wanted to know whats the hype about the premium. Thank you :)
Oct 15, 2018 in Power BI by lina
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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.

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 per-user licenses for recipients viewing the content.

Have a look at this blog for in detail explanation. 

answered Oct 15, 2018 by Hannah
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My answer is applicable for a company employees.

Pro licence is for individuals who want to publish and design apps and dashboards. He/She only has access to modify their developed apps. Others cannot. because they are admins.

Premium licence is not for a single user. It should be for group of people. The cost of licence depends on size of users. We will get additional benefits compare to pro licence. However you need pro licence to publish the reports.

For more details about Power BI Premium vs Power Bi Pro, you could have a reference of this article.

answered Oct 30, 2018 by chiranjeevi
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sounds about right yes

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I hope this information may help you-

Power BI Pro:

Power BI Pro is an individual user license that lets users read and interact with reports and dashboards that others have published to the Power BI service. Users with this license type can share content and collaborate with other Power BI Pro users. Only Power BI Pro users can publish or share content with other users or consume content that's created by others unless a Power BI Premium capacity hosts that content. 

Power BI Premium:

Power BI Premium consists of capacity in the Power BI service exclusively allocated to each organization. The capacity is supported by dedicated hardware fully managed by Microsoft. Organizations can choose to apply their dedicated capacity broadly, 

How is Power BI Pro different than Power BI Premium?

Power BI Premium is a capacity-based license, while Power BI Pro is a user-based license. Power BI Pro is for those users publishing reports, sharing dashboards, collaborating with colleagues in workspaces, and engaging in other related activities – such as the ability to:

  • Edit and save customized views
  • Create personal dashboards (pin to new dashboard)
  • Analyze data in Excel or Power BI Desktop
  • Share with Excel Web App support
  • Share dashboards and collaborate with Microsoft 365 Groups
  • Integrate content with Microsoft Teams.

answered Sep 9, 2020 by SRI

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