Microsoft Power BI Access and Requests


This article provides information on the availability of Microsoft Power BI application for UTD community and steps to download it for licensed users.


Power BI Pro is already provisioned for Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees - no action is needed. The software is not available to guest users.

Power BI Free is available to students upon request. If you are a student and would like Power BI Free, please use this form to request access. 

Service request page for Microsoft Power BI.

Note: Power BI Pro license cannot be assigned to students.

License Types

Power BI Free

A user with a free license can only use the Power BI service to connect to data and create reports and dashboards in My Workspace. They cannot share content with others or publish content to other workspaces.

Power BI Pro

Power BI Pro license holders can consume content shared by other users, publish content to different workspaces, and share and subscribe to dashboards and reports. If the content is stored in a shared capacity, users assigned a Power BI Pro license can collaborate only with other Power BI Pro users.

Accessing Power BI

If you are licensed for Power BI, do the following to access the software:

  • Go to
  • Log in with your UTD email ( and password.
  • Authenticate with Duo.
  • In the list of apps that show, select Power BI.
  • If Power BI does not show in the default list, select All apps, and find Power BI.

Microsoft 365 All apps menu.

  • A new window will open with Power BI.


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Mon 11/22/21 12:37 PM
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