Signing up for Power BI (free) as an individual

The quickest way to sign up for Power BI is to sign up for a Power BI (free) account. There is no cost to this account, and it allows you to use many of the features available in the service for a limited time frame. ie 60 or 90 days as per Microsoft rules around the free trial.


To sign up for Power BI, you can do the following.

  1. Browse to powerbi.com.

  2. Select Start Free or Sign up free.

  3. On the get started page, select Try Free > under Power BI.

  4. Enter the email address you are signing up with, and then select Sign up. Be sure your email address is allowed for sign up. For more information about what email address you can use, see What email address can be used with Power BI.

  5. You will get a message indicating to check your email.

  6. Select the link within the email to verify your email address. This will bring you back into the sign up flow. You may need to supply some additional information about yourself.

  7. You will then be taken to https://app.powerbi.com and you can begin using Power BI as a free user.


What this looks like within the service

When you are in the service, you can verify that you have a free account by going to the gear icon and selecting Manage personal storage.


What if you're already part of an existing organization?

If your account is part of an existing organization, you will get a message asking you to sign in with that account. Select Continueand sign in with your Office 365 login.


You will then see a message asking you to select Start.