Power BI provides cloud-based BI services, known as "Power BI Services", along with a desktop based interface, called "Power BI Desktop".

It offers data warehouse capabilities including data preparation, data discovery and interactive dashboards.

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based analytics service that transforms your company's data into interactive dashboards and intuitive reports to monitor what matters most to you.

Power BI displays dashboards that are interactive, and can be created and updated from many different data sources. Three elements are primary to this experience with Power BI:

  • Dashboards
  • Interactive Reports
  • Data Sets