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identify power bi pro content

Whenever Power BI warns that "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content", provide a link to describe specifically what Pro content is included in the dashboard. For example, is it pro content because it's in a group workspace, or is it pro content because it's a direct query connection to an on-premise data source, etc.

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  • anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The worst feature of PBI to date. So, if I want to share our customer KPIs with the customer we have to 1. obligate them to purchase a license 2. not share KPIs interactively 3. just give them a ppt export of KPIs manually. Totally disappointing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PBI team.

    Myself and a few analysts have championed PBI over Tableau in our company. We are global corporation and have produced a few proof of concepts, presenting them in the US and Europe.

    The introduction of "PRO content" with a 60 day trial has significantly derailed our progress. We were not informed that certain content was "PRO" and there is no indication of what a license fee might be. Given that Tableau already has relationship managers working senior IT management, I honestly think this has destroyed Power BI's chances of being at the heart of data visualisation in this company.

    Very foolish and very frustrating. I understand that Microsoft want to be paid, but this is not the way to go about it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Any updates from Microsoft if when can this be fixed? Or will this be ever be fixed?

  • Laura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is incredibly frustrating and immediately limits my use of the tool. I have reports that I could share with the masses to promote PowerBI and but this error prevents it.

    I am simply using Excel spreadsheets saved in a folder on my desktop.

  • Elton Sequeira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I faced the same issue today. One of our team members got a prompt that they need to request a trial PRO license to access a dashboard which was always accessible before with a free license. I guessed today that they might have been able to access it before because they might have been using a trial license. So I replicated the data set, report, dashboard renamed it and published it as a new data set,report, dashboard. The team member can access this new dashboard but if they try to access the older dashboard they still get the message to request a trial PRO license to access the dashboard even though they both have the same data sources and both are scheduled for a daily refresh. It seems recreating or publishing a new copy of everything fixes it. But how often will this happen?? Every time someone's trial license expires and they are trying to access a dashboard that has non PRO features? The older dashboard now shows a message "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content" which wasn't the case before and the new replicated dashboard does not have this message.

  • Louise Allen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am hoping this is a bug because our previously non-pro dashboards are now demanding pro licenses and are inaccessible without a pro trial license. Up voting this proposal as we've just spent several hours trying to find the pro content. The article on this is so vague as to be useless.

  • Craig Muldoon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think the whole Pro, and no Premium, stuff is very vague. We actually dismissed Power BI as an option a few months ago and have since found that it appears to meet all of our needs. We received the error mentioned in this thread however when we tested the dashboard with non-Pro account there was no clue as to what the error might have been referring to.

  • Uldis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ah, Shell - thanks, seems like that could be the same situation for me

  • Uldis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The "funny" stuff - this has changed for my report that previously didn't require pro licence for users... and no clue what triggered that :(

  • Shell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just got off the phone with Microsoft support and there is an issue currently where "Contains Pro Content" is being seen on Dashboards that do not. I am told the Dashboard will still share without problem and issue is being worked on.

  • Shell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am suddenly getting the contains Pro content message on my old dashboards and there is no Pro content in it! How do I get help before Monday!

  • JJ C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This seems like a bug. I had a dashboard that was working perfectly well for sharing a month ago, and now users are saying they are getting an error and they can't access it. When I go in and try to share it, it gives me the "This dashboard contains Power BI Pro content. Only users that have Power BI Pro will have access to it" error message. Also typical of Microsoft, the link included sends you to the generic support page instead of to content that is relevant:

  • Darryl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OK I'm just starting out with experimenting with this and have hand typed 4 rows of data into a table (so no data connections). I've created a single pie chart of the data and pinned it to a new dashboard. When I try to share this I am faced with the warning that it contains BI Pro content. I'm not sure if identifying what that content is will help, it appears that you cannot share any content without the user being a BI Pro user. I do hope that this is not the case.

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