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Faculty and Staff: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a Power BI Pro license. You will also need to provide a cost centre for billing information and the PY username of the person to whom the license will be assigned
Students: Requests for student licenses must be coordinated through the instructor and faculty and submitted to email@example.com on behalf of the student. Students cannot submit a request for a Power BI license themselves.
- Free Power BI license for students, faculty and staff: the free license is great if you are doing your own analysis and don’t need to distribute the analysis to other users. The free version grants connectivity options such as DirectQuery, live connection, and the use of the gateway. The same visualizations that are available in Power BI Pro are available in Power BI Free.
- Power BI Pro license for Faculty and Staff: This license allows for full access to both create and view reports. The cost for each license is ~$30/year per user. Employee licenses cannot be reassigned during the same fiscal year they were purchased
- Power BI Pro license for Students: Student licenses can be purchased for ~$16.50/year per user. These licenses are independent of the Power BI licenses being used for administrative purposes and requests for student licenses must be coordinated through the faculty and instructor (not by the student themself). Student licenses can be reassigned after 90 days as
- Power BI Premium: We are currently working on acquiring a Power BI Premium license for our Office 365 environment. This will allow all of our users to "consume" or view Power BI reports. This license is not a replacement for the Power BI Pro licence, which will still be required for a user to "design" or create reports.
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Faculty/Staff: Power BI Pro licenses cannot be transferred within the same fiscal year they are purchased.
Students: Power BI Pro licenses can be reassigned after 90 days as required.
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