Feature differences with the Power BI service

The Power BI Report Server renders Power BI reports (PBIX files) for data visualization and exploration, just like the Power BI web service. In terms of Power BI features and functionality, this is the essential scope of the Power BI Report Server. For users or organizations inexperienced with Power BI concepts (datasets, reports, and dashboards) and the Power BI service, these reports may be considered to be dashboards, and many of the additional features provided by the Power BI service, such as dashboards, app workspaces, and apps may not be known or utilized.

Although viewing and interacting with Power BI reports is clearly central to Power BI, Power BI as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and ...

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