Power BI


Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. Power BI performs functions of data sourcing and preparation, data analysis and data visualization.

Power BI includes:

  • “Power BI Service” the SaaS (software as a service) based online service used for consuming and publishing reports and dashboards.
  • “Power BI Desktop” the Windows-desktop-based application for PCs and desktops, primarily for designing and publishing reports to the Service.

See Service Catalogue entries Admissions Dashboards, Enrollment Dashboards and Enrollment Planning Management for more information on ITS Analytic Solutions including how to request access.





Service Hours

Please view our current support hours.

Service Expectations

Power BI is available 24/7 except during scheduled maintenance and unplanned outages.

Log In

Log in to Power BI through your Office 365 account:

  1. Go to myoffice.brocku.ca.
  2. Sign in using your Campus ID and Password.
  3. Click on the App Launcher in the top-left corner of any page.
  4. Under Apps, select Power BI. If you do not see Power BI, click the link that says All apps to view more apps.


There is no request procedure for Power BI “Free” or Desktop. You can access Power BI through Office 365.

Request a Power BI “Pro” license by submitting an IT Help Desk ticket.


Infographics and Guides

We’ve created these resources to help you better understand Power BI and Office 365.

Office 365 Training Center

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Microsoft YouTube Channel

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Microsoft Virtual Academy

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Microsoft Educator Community

Connect and collaborate, find training and lessons, and earn badges and certificates on this personalized hub created for educators like you.

​There is no charge for Power BI Service or Desktop.

Power BI Pro is the fully downloaded/installed product that can be requested at an additional license fee.


Please scroll to the bottom of this page for all frequently asked questions about this service.


The IT Help Desk is happy to help you. Here’s how you can contact us:

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(905) 688-5550 x 4357


Power BI Desktop is a free desktop application that can be installed directly onto your own computer. It works cohesively with Power BI services to provide advanced date exploration, shaping, modeling, and report creation with highly interactive visualizations. Work done on Power BI desktop can be saved as a file and published directly onto your Power BI site to share with others.

Yes, Power BI apps are available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices and can be downloaded in your app store.

To undo your last action(s) in Power BI press CTRL+Z on PC and command+Z on MAC.