Power BI Now Available Worldwide


December last year Power BI with new great features was announced to be only available for United States. Recently Microsoft announced that Power BI is now available worldwide (Preview yet), which is great news.

In this post I would like to share some facts about Power BI;

Power BI is cloud BI service of Microsoft.

Power BI is available for Free!


Power BI has five main components below;

  1. Power Query; To query data from wide range of sources, transform it, and load into a model.
  2. Power Pivot; To Model the data into high performance information provider star schema data set.
  3. Power View; To visualize data with interactive dashboards, graphs, and charts.
  4. Power Map; To visualize geo-spatial data in 3D way.
  5. Power Q&A; As a natural language engine to answer questions about the model.

Power BI recently has an editor: Power BI Designer

Power BI can connect to wide range of data sources.


Power BI site is available in other platforms and devices!

Power BI made BI simple, low-cost, highly effective for everyone.


If you are running a small business and would like to get benefits of BI and Data Analysis with lower costs Power BI is for you.

If you are a large enterprise with wide range of end-users for your BI and Data Analysis Power BI supports multiple platforms with great front-end.

If you are an analyst without technical knowledge of ETL or Data Warehousing, Power BI made data analysis simple for you.

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

2 thoughts on “Power BI Now Available Worldwide

  • Hi,
    Thanks for usefull article.
    I download power bi designer and do some stuff, now i want to publish my dashboard for my friends. How can i do this? Can i host the web server of something? Is it free?

    • Hi Vahid,

      Thanks for your visit.
      you should have an account in PowerBI.com website.it is free, just create it, and then in your Power BI site simply upload the file created by Power BI Designer.


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