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Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service from Microsoft that enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of data through easy-to-use dashboards, interactive reports, and compelling visualizations that bring data to life. Learn what kinds of data Power BI can work with.


Power BI Free via UW Office 365 is included in the Technology Recharge Fee for no additional cost. See below for eligibility.

Power BI Pro via UW Office 365 is not available for purchase. However, you can obtain Power BI Report Server through UWare as a benefit of the campus Microsoft license purchase of SQL Server. Email with subject “Power BI Report Server” for more information.

For a Power BI Free vs. Power BI Pro comparison, see this page from Microsoft.


All UW NetIDs of enrolled students, employees, and faculty appointments are eligible for Power BI Free via UW Office 365. Sponsored NetIDs and shared NetIDs will be enabled upon request – see this page for more information.

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Last reviewed November 11, 2020