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Microsoft Power BI on Azure

Realize the value of your enterprise data. Bring the insights discovered in Azure data and analytics tools to everyone in your organization.

Self-service and modern enterprise BI

Power BI is a unified self-service and enterprise analytics solution. It lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization and embed them in your app or website. Azure Analytics and Power BI together provide insights at scale, allowing you to develop the data-driven culture needed to thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

Connect to and easily model any data through simple data exploration experiences with help from native AI and ML

Share and collaborate via interactive, paginated reports inside and outside of your organization

Apply data protection that persists even when the data is exported to other file types

Use Azure data models, enterprise data stores, and databases to provide the scale that enables fast decision making

Create amazing data exploration experiences

Connect to your data, wherever it is

Access data from hundreds of sources, including prebuilt connectors for popular Azure services like Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Analysis Services, and others for a view of all your data.

Prep and model your data with ease

Reclaim hours in your day using Azure Synapse Analytics as a starting point to easily prepare and model your data.

Bring your data to life

Create interactive reports personalized for your business and view them on any device to drive fact-based decision making across your organization.

A customer dashboard with data displayed in charts and graphs in Power BI
A return rate report for a skateboard store in Power BI

Allow everyone to make decisions with confidence

Use conversational language to get answers

Explore data and get meaningful answers to questions asked in your own words.

Get insights instantly

Use prebuilt report templates that highlight insights about common applications and Azure services.

Put insights in the places you work most often

Use the Power BI mobile app and embed reports in collaboration tools like Teams and SharePoint or in apps or websites.

Improve data performance and control

Unify your data estate across Azure and Power BI

Reduce complexity through a self-service and enterprise BI platform that integrates with Azure services.

Bring timely insights for big data

Get the most value from any size data through the native integration of Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics.

Maintain control while empowering users

Allow business users to complete reporting while IT maintains systems’ control through Microsoft governance, compliance, and security capabilities.

Govern and better protect your Power BI data

Help prevent exposure of sensitive data

Apply data protection that persists when Power BI data is exported to other file types like Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Help meet compliance obligations

More easily meet compliance standards for your industry while using national clouds to meet local regulations.

Partner with a privacy advocate

Better protect your data from unauthorized persons or inappropriate access with strict privacy and customer data protection standards.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Power BI customers turn data into opportunity

Build a modern data estate

"As we grew, we needed something more dynamic, more visually appealing, and more user-friendly for our colleagues. Power BI fits the bill in all of those respects."

Paul Silvester, Delivery Manager, Metro Bank

Metro Bank

Move to data-driven decision making

"We have insight, accountability, transparency, and the ability to democratize data throughout the organization—we're empowering everyone to make better decisions."

Edson Crevecoeur, Vice President of Strategy and Data Analytics, Miami HEAT

Miami Heat

Use BI to help reduce risk

"The power of Power BI is that… the data speaks for itself and lets physicians draw their own conclusions without any intervention from administrators."

Sébastien Landry, Director of Medical Affairs, Hôpital Montfort

Hôpital Montfort
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Power BI documentation and training resources

  • Power BI Developer Center

    Learn what Power BI developers can do.

  • Embedded analytics

    Learn how to embed Power BI in applications to put analytics at users' fingertips.

  • Develop Power BI visuals

    Create your own Power BI visuals to help tell better data stories.

Frequently asked questions about Power BI

  • Most start by downloading Power BI Desktop, our free authoring tool. It allows you to connect to all your data sources, model your data, and create interactive visualizations that you can share with your team.

  • Among the hundreds of prebuilt Power BI data connectors are Azure-specific connectors for services like Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Analysis Services.

  • Power BI Pro is a cloud-based, self-service BI tool that is available as a SaaS solution. Power BI Premium, also a cloud offering, is an add-on to any Power BI Pro deployment to enable content consumption for large user bases without buying individual licenses for each consumer. Power BI Premium also offers additional controls, options, and capabilities, including access to Power BI Report Server for on-premises reporting. See a comparison to understand why it might make sense to add Power BI Premium to your Power BI Pro deployment.

  • Power BI Embedded is a purpose-built solution for companies that want to embed content into their own applications. Power BI Embedded is an Azure service. Learn more.

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