During his opening keynote at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit in Seattle, James Phillips, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Business Applications, Platform, and Intelligence (BAPI) group, announced the general availability of Power BI Premium.
First announced on May 3, Power BI Premium is the company’s next step in its commitment to empower people and organizations with access to critical intelligence.
Power BI Premium enables the distribution of reports broadly across an enterprise and externally, without requiring recipients to be individually licensed. And since Power BI Premium consists of capacity in the Power BI service exclusively dedicated to an organization, the offering provides the flexibility to customize performance based on the needs of a team, department, or the organization itself.
Power BI Premium includes the on-premises deployment and distribution of interactive Power BI reports and traditional paginated reports with Power BI Report Server. It enables the same number of virtual cores an organization provisions in the cloud to also be deployed on-premises without the need to split the capacity. Power BI Report Server is generally available now as part of Power BI Premium.
Additionally, Power BI Premium advances how Power BI content is embedded in apps by converging Power BI Embedded with the Power BI service.
Power BI Premium is available in a range of capacity sizes, each with different numbers of virtual cores and memory sizes that can scale as requirements change, and pricing for embedding with Power BI Premium begins at $625/month.