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nishan121
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Power bi advising to use to pro version to view published report

Hi Team,

 

Our end user who is a power bi pro user has generated a report and published this report within Power BI desktop and shared the link with a user who is a power bi free user.

 

However, the end user reports he needs a pro subscription to view the shared link or reports.

 

I was advised they were able to view this shared link before and were asking if anything from Microsoft's end has changed.

 

i looked through articles, but couldn't find any conclusive answer

 

Note:i am new to power bi 

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AllisonKennedy
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@nishan121 

This is the expected behaviour. Power BI requires pro license for sharing - both the publishers and viewers of the report need Pro. You can get around this using Premium, but it's very costly so works only when you have LOTS of viewers. 

 

I suspect the viewer had a free trial of Pro before and that has expired. Microsoft usually grant this automatically for 60 days or thereabouts, so if that sounds like the approximate timeframe that it was working for, I would say the viewer had a free trial that has since expired, so now you need to assign them a Power BI pro license. 


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You're welcome @nishan121, glad I could help .

 

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