Go from data to insight to action with Power BI Desktop

Create rich, interactive reports with visual analytics at your fingertips—for free.

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Connect to your data, wherever it is

Access data from hundreds of supported on-premises and cloud-based sources, such as Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Azure SQL DB, Excel, and SharePoint. Ensure it’s always up to date with automated, incremental refreshes. Power BI Desktop enables you to develop deep, actionable insights for a broad range of scenarios.

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Prep and model your data with ease

Save time and make data prep easier with data modelling tools. Reclaim hours in your day using the self-service Power Query experience familiar to millions of Excel users. Ingest, transform, integrate, and enrich data in Power BI.

Provide advanced analytics with the familiarity of Office

Dig deeper into data and find patterns you may have otherwise missed that lead to actionable insights. Use features like quick measures, grouping, forecasting, and clustering. Give advanced users full control over their model using powerful DAX formula language. If you’re familiar with Office, you’ll feel at home in Power BI.

Deepen your data insights with AI-driven augmented analytics

Explore your data, automatically find patterns, understand what your data means, and predict future outcomes to drive business results. The new AI capabilities—pioneered in Azure and now available in Power BI—require no code, enabling all of your Power BI users to discover hidden, actionable insights and drive more strategic business outcomes.

Create interactive reports customised for your business

Create stunning reports with interactive data visualisations. Tell your data story using a drag-and-drop canvas and hundreds of modern data visuals from Microsoft and partners—or create your own, using the Power BI open source custom visuals framework. Design your report with theming, formatting, and layout tools.

Author for everyone, anywhere

Get visual analytics to the people who need it. Create mobile-optimised reports for viewers to consume on the go. Publish from Power BI Desktop to the cloud or on-premises. Embed reports created in Power BI Desktop into existing apps or websites.

Publish and share reports with Power BI Pro

Distribute and access insights anywhere by combining Power BI Desktop and Power BI Pro. Collaborate and build reports with colleagues and then publish and share those reports anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with R Services, Reporting Services, Power BI Desktop, and Azure Machine Learning with Data Management Gateway give us an advantage by being able to provide advanced analytics close to customers’ operations.

Prabal Acharyya

Worldwide Director, IoT, OSIsoft

We can quickly roll out Power BI to anyone who needs it, and, compared with other solutions that charge over $1,000 for a desktop licence, Power BI Desktop is free.

Rashid Khan

Director of Analytics, Fordham University

What’s new in Power BI Desktop

Learn about the latest capabilities and improvements in the Power BI Desktop monthly update.

Get a tour of Power BI Desktop with this getting-started guide.

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