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The MSDN benefit of Power BI Pro needs to work with Enterpise Azure accounts

I get Power BI Pro via my Enterprise MSDN account. So, tried to activate the benefit and it makes me create a new account instead of using my existing account (an Enterprise Azure account)

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  • Admincharles sterling (UX Designer, Microsoft Power BI) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been in contact with the MSDN team and this is working as expected as the MSDN benefit is limited to Development and Testing NOT production usage. (This stipulated in the MSDN EULA). As their is no way to limit an Office license to Development or Test the MSDN team is requiring a Trial Office Tenant be used.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, recently I tried to apply my MSDN subscription PowerBI Pro benefit to my company's E3 tenant. However, it already had free licenses applied to it, I could not apply the MSDN sub PBI Pro license. Instead it created a whole new O365 tenant which completely defeats the purpose of a Power BI Pro license and creating Dashboards etc and SHARING with colleagues inside my company.

    Counter intuitive, double dipping, left hand not talking with right hand development.

    I understand the PowerBI team need to make money, but our company have already paid for MSDN subscriptions, why should we be forced to pay again?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can someone be kind enough and update this thread with a workaround? Why are we asked to create a new account?

  • David van der Velden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem.

    How do I add PowerBI Pro licence (MSDN Benefit) to our company O365?

    I did manage to do it for Azure, but for O365 (PBI Pro) it does not work.

  • Kevin Rettig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. I have an O365 work account, but it is requiring me to make a new account to work get Power BI Pro thru MSD

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