Register to Power BI Service

Power BI Desktop is the local version where you can design your reports. But, in real-time, you must share your work (reports) and dashboards across your organization. For this, you need a Premium license. However, you can try Power BI Pro for 60 days trial, and let me show you how to register for the Service and connect Desktop with Service.

How to register for Power BI Service?

First, go to the official Microsoft website by clicking this link Try Pro. Next, click on the Try Free button to start your Power BI 60 days trial.

Register to Power BI Service 1

Clicking the Try Free button opens the Get Started window. Here, you have to provide the company email id. Remember, it won’t accept your personal email like Gmail.

Once you click the Sing up button, it sends a verification code to the email that you provided. You have to use this verification code on the next screen.

Sign up 2

Next, fill these text boxes with your personal information.

Create Your Account 3

Now you can see the workspace.

View My Workspace window 4

Connect Power BI Desktop with Service

This section shows you how to connect Power BI Desktop with Service or Pro. It is very important to publish your reports.

If you haven’t started the Power BI Desktop yet, Double click on the desktop to open it. Once it is open, it asks you to register or sign in, as shown in the screenshot below. You can use this form to create a new account. Please click on Already have an account? Sign in hyperlink

Sign in to Desktop Account 1

Clicking the hyperlink opens a Sign in window. Here, you have to provide the username.

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Connect Power BI Desktop Approach 2

If you forgot to log in when the Desktop is loaded, you can follow this approach. Click on the Sign in the hyperlink in the top right corner.

Sign in Desktop and Service 3

Please provide the Email Id that your company provided.  Remember, it only accepts organization ids, not your personal email accounts like Gmail.

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Please provide the password to Connect with Power BI Service.

Password to Connect Power BI Desktop with Service 5

Now you can see that I logged in as Suresh.

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