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Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates:

If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

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  • Hennie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PowerBI is a standard MSoft product and std. software deployment and configuration manager update process should apply.

  • Alison W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our company also has the windows store locked, and its very time consuming every month to make a case to have our desktop team install it manually. Please make it auto update.

  • Vaggelis Boltsis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The fact that Auto-Update does not exist through the application is insane. Power BI should be updated through windows update or by pressing an update button inside the application.

  • IT worker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We block the Windows store. We have around 20 Power BI users and deploying updates through Windows Update would be a much better solution for us.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Automatic updates need to be enabled through Windows Updates. To try and keep track and manually go to each machine and install an update is very demanding on a Helpdesk, especially having to coordinate with the end users to set aside some time from there busy day for someone to either remote in or stop by and install the update.

  • François JAN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Automatic Updates from Windows or Microsoft Update Services would ease customers to have the latest version on their desktop.

    Since PowerBI will be integrated in Excel and Office updates came from this canal, at least in the past, why not put PowerBI in it?

  • Alex Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It such a waste of time that everyone has to duplicate what we do to deploy a program that has updates every month, and can effect how it works if it's not up to date. Please give us an automated option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    voting this up as enterprise that has no windows 10 store and uses sccm to push soft to client machines, need and automatic way to update this desktop app within the app itself.
    This should have been done to begin with since Enterprise tool sets are almost always updated like this...

  • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Voting for Windows Update. Enterprise apps require enterprise deployment tools. would it help if I say "please"?

  • Michael R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously! The enterprise does not run on Windows Store! SCCM, WSUS and Co-Management...but not Windows Store! Come on Microsoft, hurry up with this.

  • Bilbo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is by definition an enterprise product, SCCM and WSUS is your enterprise deployment system - I do not understand why I even have to vote or request this in 2018. This software has been out for a while now there is no excuse - get it done. The admin overhead this causes is huge - we should not have to make a piece of software unmanaged and/or give users local admin, esp with a product FROM MICROSOFT.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please have this as a Windows Update so as an end user I can use the latest version and don't need to go to IT every month

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include Power BI Desktop updates via Windows Update so we can deploy via our normal process in SCCM

  • Eze commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We don´t use Microsoft Store Apps in our enviroment, it´s block. So we need PowerBI in Microsoft Update Please!!! Thank you Team. Regards.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add Windows Update support. As soon as we push the application it's ready to be updated :( Management nightmare

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