Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards by themselves, without having to depend on information technology, staff or database administrators.
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Along with an Office 365 subscription, Power BI free edition is available for use as well. The free edition has nearly the same features and elements as a paid version. Paid versions include increased data synchronization times and sharing of reports among other users in the organization.
Power BI Desktop is the starting interface where users connect and manipulate data in a functional repository. Reports are created based on the data and published to the cloud. Users familiar with Microsoft Excel Pivot tables and reporting will feel comfortable with the Power BI desktop application.