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ClémentLeconte
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Will PowerBi Desktop be removed?

Hello everyone,
I wonder more and more about the future of Power Bi Desktop. Indeed, as updates are made, the various functionalities available on Power Bi Desktop are now achievable on Power Bi Service. Whether it's the creation of datasets, the creation of reports with almost all the features... Except perhaps the modeling part and the DAX formulas which are still limited (but soon available with datamarts?), almost everything Power Bi Desktop offers is now available on Power Bi Service.
Does Microsoft have the ambition, in the mid-long term, to remove Power Bi Desktop and centralize everything on Power Bi Service?

Best regards,
Clément

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v-cgao-msft
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Hi @ClémentLeconte ,

 

Personal view. I think there is still value in the future for the Power BI desktop. Admittedly, with the release of some previews, the functionality of Desktop and Services are increasingly overlapping. It is still not possible to use the service offline and we still need to use some features offline.

For your reference.

Comparing Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards,
Gao

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If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

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v-cgao-msft
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Community Support

Hi @ClémentLeconte ,

 

Personal view. I think there is still value in the future for the Power BI desktop. Admittedly, with the release of some previews, the functionality of Desktop and Services are increasingly overlapping. It is still not possible to use the service offline and we still need to use some features offline.

For your reference.

Comparing Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly --  How to provide sample data in the Power BI Forum

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