enable free licencsing for Dashboard vizualization.
large organization will not pay a pro licence to each employee.
Paying licence should concern only editors. Dashboard viewing should be free.
Otherwise, our organization (as many others) will stop using Power BI
I was basically just told that paying a pro license to view reports is ridiculous so our company is not going be using this.
100% true. Initially when I switched from Tableau, the only reason was pricing.. $10 pm ! great. As an ISV, I immediately started planning things and pricing strategy and how I can provide much more value thru PBI. However, as I digged further, I found a different truth. And the actually costing really hurt my plans and now I am unable to move ahead due to this. If the pricing was justified, there would only be more developer licenses per customer. Now, MS has just one pro license from me.
Jace Copier commented
We started gaining traction within our company utilizing Power BI for several metrics. Executives were very impressed and enjoyed the interaction with reports. With this recent change, all executives and employees can no longer access any of the reports.
This is a severe step backwards. I have no current alternative. Embedding in a PowerPoint isn't good enough. Power BI premium isn't even ready, and when it is, I am confident my company will not fork over the monthly fee for them to view the reports again.
Just like Visio, a user should pay for the licence to build a layout, but viewing the result should be free. Power BI should behave this way. Oh well, just when Power BI is gaining traction too. Was good while it lasted.