Microsoft Power BI on Azure
Realise the value of your enterprise data. Bring the insights discovered in Azure data and analytics tools to everyone in your organisation.
Self-service and modern enterprise BI
Power BI is a unified self-service and enterprise analytics solution. It lets you visualise your data and share insights across your organisation 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 your organisation
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 personalised for your business and view them on any device to drive fact-based decision making across your organisation.
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 such as Excel, PowerPoint and PDF.
Help meet compliance obligations
Meet compliance standards for your industry more easily while using national clouds to meet local regulations.
Partner with a privacy advocate
Better protect your data from unauthorised persons or inappropriate access with strict privacy and customer data protection standards.
Power BI documentation and training resources
Power BI Developer Center
Learn what Power BI developers can do.
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.
Power BI customers turn data into opportunity
Build a modern data estate
Paul Silvester, Delivery Manager, Metro Bank
"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."
Move to data-driven decision making
Edson Crevecoeur, Vice President of Strategy and Data Analytics, Miami HEAT
"We have insight, accountability, transparency, and the ability to democratize data throughout the organization—we're empowering everyone to make better decisions."
Use BI to help reduce risk
Sébastien Landry, Director of Medical Affairs, Hôpital Montfort
"The power of Power BI is that… the data speaks for itself and lets physicians draw their own conclusions without any intervention from administrators."
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 visualisations that you can share with your team.
Among the hundreds of prebuilt Power BI data connectors are Azure-specific connectors for services such as 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 licences 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.