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Connect to your data, any data

Explore your data wherever it is—in the cloud or on-premises—including big data sources such as Hadoop and Spark. With connections to hundreds of sources and constantly growing, Power BI Desktop lets you draw deep insights for a broad range of scenarios.

Prep and model your data with ease

Data prep can take most of your time. But it doesn’t have to, with Power BI Desktop data modeling. Clean, transform, and mash up data from multiple sources—in a few clicks. Reclaim hours in your day.

Provide advanced analytics with the familiarity of Excel

Enable business users to dig deeper into data and find patterns they may have otherwise missed, with Power BI features like quick measures, grouping, forecasting, and clustering. Advanced users have full control over their model using powerful DAX formula language. If you’re familiar with Excel, you’ll feel at home in Power BI.

Create interactive reports customized for your business

Create stunning reports with interactive data visualizations. Tell your data story using a drag-and-drop canvas and more than 85 modern data visuals from Microsoft and partners—or create your own using the Power BI open source custom visuals framework. Design your report using theming, formatting, and layout tools.

Author for everyone, anywhere

Get visual analytics to the people who need it. Create mobile-optimized 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.

Now share your beautiful reports

Get the most from Power BI by combining Power BI Desktop for authoring with Power BI Pro for collaboration. Start sharing your reports now, with a free 60-day trial of Power BI Pro.

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