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Data capacity limit details

  • Global limit for tenant = 10 GB x # of Power BI Pro seats purchased
  • Limit for a single personal workspace = 10 GB
  • Limit for a single group = 10 GB

Live data source details

Data sources that Power BI connects to directly rather than loading the data into the Power BI service. For example, using a gateway to connect directly to SQL Server Analysis Services.


Push data directly from an application into a Power BI dataset. See the Power BI Developer Center for more information

Power BI REST API Limits

This is the max data rate for the Power BI REST API. See Power BI REST API Limits for more information.



$9.99 / user / month

Data capacity limit 1 GB/user 10 GB/user
Create, view and share your personal dashboards and reports with other Power BI users
Author content with the Power BI Desktop
Explore data with Natural Language1
Access your dashboards on mobile devices using native apps for iOS, Windows, and Android
Consume curated content packs for services like Dynamics, Salesforce, and Google Analytics
Import data and reports from Excel, CSV and Power BI Desktop files
Publish to web 2
Data Refresh
Consume content that is scheduled to refresh Daily Up to 8 times per day
Consume streaming data in your dashboards and reports 10K rows/hour 1M rows/hour
Consume live data sources with full interactivity
Access on-premises data using the Data Connectivity Gateways (Personal and Data Management)
Collaborate with your team using Office 365 Groups in Power BI
Create, publish and view organizational content packs
Manage access control and sharing through Active Directory groups
Shared data queries through the Data Catalog

Every user consuming Power BI Pro content requires a Power BI Pro License. Learn more about Power BI Pro content.

1 Natural Language query is currently only supported in English.

2 Power BI publish to web is a pre-release preview feature that is currently being made available to Microsoft Power BI users at no additional cost. Microsoft may decide to charge users for some or all aspects of the Publish to Web feature once the final commercial version is released. Prior to the commercial release of the Power BI publish to web feature, Microsoft will announce pricing and licensing details.

  • Prices shown per user per month but annual subscription is required.
  • Academic, Government and Non-profit pricing available.
  • Learn more about volume Licensing or find a Microsoft expert.
  • Pricing shown in US dollars for Commercial ERP through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program.
  • Tenants can have a mix of users with Power BI (free) and Power BI Pro licenses