If you are looking an easy and simple procedure on how to update Power BI Desktop, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’m going to show you an effective process to update Power Bi Desktop on your device.

Power BI Desktop is a free software or application which you can download on your local computer which will allow you visualize, connect to, and transform your data to make a data model. It aids you to authorizes others with appropriate critical insights, anywhere, anytime.

If you’ve downloaded Power BI from the Microsoft store, then it’ll update the new version automatically. However, you are supposed to update it manually if you’ve installed it directly from the web.

How to Update Power BI Desktop [Guide]

Power BI updates every month, this means, new features keep on adding every month. First of all, make sure that you’ve admin right to install or update Power BI on your device. Now, let’s see how to update Power BI desktop manually.

  1. Go to file options.
  2.  Navigate to settings and click on cog wheel icon or Options button.
  3. You can see there’s a preview feature, this will show you the new features launched by Microsoft company that you’ve to upgrade.
  4. So, click on the checkboxes which signifies the features you want.
  5. Click OK to add new features.

Now, to install all these new features, you are supposed to restart your Power BI Desktop. Same way, if you click on transformed data, this will open a power query editor which you’ll see in the section 11.

Final words: I hope the above article on how to update Power BI Desktop has helped you to update Power BI Desktop on your device easily.

FAQs:

Does Power BI update automatically?

If you’ve downloaded Power BI from the Microsoft store, then it’ll update the new version automatically. However, you are supposed to update it manually if you’ve installed it directly from the web.

How do I find my power BI desktop version?

Navigate to file tab and click on About option. Once you’ve clicked About, you’ll get to see the version number you are using.

How do I download the new Power BI desktop?

You can directly go to Power BI Desktop webpage and click the download option or just click on the download button situated below the down-arrow tab in the online office 365 version of Power BI.

How do I update Power BI to pro?

Microsoft 365 admin center sign up -> menu -> select billing -> purchase services -> select the subscription you want to download -> click Power BI Pro -> click Buy.

Is Power BI desktop free?

Power BI Desktop is a free application that you can install on your device which lets you transform, connect to, and visualize your data.

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