Power BI consists of several elements that all work together, starting with these three basics:
These three elements—Power BI Desktop, the service, and the mobile apps—are designed to let you create, share, and consume business insights in the way that serves you and your role most effectively. Beyond those three, Power BI also features two other elements:
Turn your data into visuals with advanced data-analysis tools, AI capabilities, and a user-friendly report-creation tool.
Create datasets from any source and add them to the OneLake data hub to create a source of truth for your data.
Help users make better decisions by infusing insights into the apps you use every day, like those in Microsoft 365.
Transform petabytes with enterprise-grade ingestion and semantic modeling in a tool that can scale across thousands of users.
Easily embed and share reports in your other Microsoft services, including Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, and Power Platform.
Employ easy-to-use AI features that can find patterns in data, create reports instantly, provide answers, and more.
Create reports in seconds, generate DAX calculations, create summaries, and get answers, all in conversational language.
Quickly create and tailor reports by simply describing what you want or asking questions about your data.
Quickly understand your data by adding insightful text summaries, and even tailor the tone, scope, and style of narratives.
Enable users without paid licenses to interact with reports and access the rest of your Microsoft Fabric workloads.
Establish an open data hub with OneLake to help data engineers connect and curate data from different sources.
Employ the suite of Microsoft Fabric workloads to integrate, process, analyze, monitor, and visualize your data.
License individual users with modern, self-service analytics for publishing reports and viewing content.
Enable users to create reports and publish them to share with their coworkers, helping to foster self-service BI.
Get Power BI Pro with other Microsoft 365 apps and industry-leading Microsoft security for one low price per user.
Author reports for your own use or view Power BI content hosted in a Power BI Premium or Microsoft Fabric shared capacity.
Use the free app to connect, model, and visualize data with an easy-to-use report canvas and hundreds of visuals.
Sign up for the Microsoft Fabric free trial to explore the full suite of services—including everything Power BI has to offer.