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Key Changes Happening to Power BI Free from June 1

4 May 2017

Microsoft is making some significant changes to this dashboard reporting tool from the beginning of June. On the positive side, this update will provide you with enhanced data capacity and refresh rates, as well as unlimited access to all data sources. However, there's going to be a big price to pay. Dashboard sharing will no longer be part of Power BI Free, but will still be available with Power BI Pro. We understand Microsoft needs to make money too (!) but this was a pivotal (pun intended) hook to get users to adopt this great piece of software - and we can't help but feel this may hurt rather than encourage adoption. Time will tell.

There is a compromise though. If you’re interested in an extended Power BI Pro trial that will run from 1 June 2017 to 31 May 2018, simply sign in as normal on or after 1 June 2017, and follow the instructions provided. For more details on Power BI, head for the website here or check out our >training courses (or both!).