Power BI For Mac Pro 2.100.785.0 Full Version Free Download {UPDATED}  2022

Power BI For Mac Pro 2.100.785.0 Full Version Free Download {UPDATED} 2022

How to use Power BI For Mac Devices 2.100.785.0 

Power BI For Mac 2.100.785.0   application only, which means it doesn’t run on a mac. For Mac users missing out of the new power horse sweeping the Business Intelligence scene, there is an effortless way to install and run Power BI on a Mac. Unlike traditional solutions (Dual Bootcamp, a local VM or using a 3rd party service) this method is Free, it’s a real windows machine that you can upgrade and install any ODBC to work with Power BI, and it takes only a few minutes to set up and starts running.

A couple of years ago, I was working for a company where 90% of our staff had a MacBook and loved it, but there was no way for our Data Team to work with Power BI to build out reporting. Then we turned into another tool named Holistics, a cloud-based one.power bi for mac os download

In this post, I will share my experiences implementing Power BI on Mac OS, which I hope is helpful to you if you are looking for a solution.

Disclaimer: I fell in love with Holistics at the previous company, and am now working for Holistics!

What do you need to run Power BI on a Mac?

Before we get started we need to setup two things, a new account with Amazon AWS and downloading the Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 form the Apple store.

1 .Setup an Amazon Web Service (AWS) Account

If you’re a new user to AWS then setting an account is easy and free, in fact, as a new user Amazon will give access to more free instances in your first 12 months. If you already have an account with AWS you’ll still be able to take advantage of the free Windows Server instance that Amazon provides.

Head over to Amazon AWS to sign up for a new account or to login to your existing account. Power BI For Mac

2. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop 10

The next step is to download Microsoft Remote Desktop 10. Remote Desktop is a free application that you you can download from the App Store.

The steps to run Power BI on a Mac 2.100.785.0 :

1. Choose your Data-Centre region

After you login to your AWS account, you’d want to navigate to the EC2 instance panel. You do this by clicking on Services from the top left menu and choosing EC2.

The first thing you want to do next is choosing the region where this instance will be launched. AWS have many data centres around the world. A data centre is a large group of networked computer servers typically used by organisations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. The closest the data centre region is to your location, the less latency you will encounter in interfacing with the instance. In many cases, accessing a data centre that resides in the same city where you’re located will provide a fluid response that feels you’re accessing your own computer.power bi desktop for mac os x

2. Create a new Key Pair

Once the region is selected, you’d want to create an EC2 Key Pair. Amazon EC2 uses public–key cryptography to encrypt and decrypt login information. Public–key cryptography uses a public key to encrypt a piece of data, such as a password, then the recipient uses the private key to decrypt the data. The public and private keys are known as a key pair.

If you’re a first time AWS user, then generating a Key Pair is essential. For existing AWS users, you can generate a new one for the Power BI instance or use an existing key pair.

Generating a Key Pair is simple. From the EC2 interface, look for “Key Pair” from the left menu and click it. Once in the meanu, click to create a new Key Pair and give it a name. You’re all set now to lunch the EC2 instance.

3. Launch a new Instance

From the same view, navigate back to Instances. From the view that gets displayed, click the Launch Instance button.

You’ll be presented with a series of steps to complete the launch process. The first one being choosing the Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Put simply, AMI is bundle of software packages and configurations that you can reuse to generate similar instance copies of the same type. Think of it like installing Windows on steroids, with other stuff being bundled in to make sure the machine can accept internet traffic and serve requests to internet users.power bi for mac os x

From the search menu, type the word Windows and press enter to filter the list with only Windows machines. For the purpose of this guide, select the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Base which shows it’s eligible for free. Don’t worry, you can always upgrade the instance at anytime without loosing any data. We’ll cover how upgrade the instance later in this guide.

Once select the wizard will ask you to select the instance type (CPU, RAM, GPU and Network) configuration. There are many choices to choose from. They differ in the pre-configuration that Amazon have built them. Basically you can either start with a Single CPU and 1 Gig of RAM, and customise the instance to any number of CPUs, RAM and Network interface. Or you can select a pre-configured instance. Selecting from the pre-configured choices allows for much predictable pricing, as AWS have made a list of different configuration along with their hourly pricing.

Select the t2.micro, then click on Review and Launch. Click on Launch in the next view. You’ll next be asked to select the Key Pair you want to associate it with this EC2 instance, from the drop down menu, find the Key Pair you created in step 2, check the acknowledge check-box and click on Launch Instance.

4. Generate the Instance password:

You’re almost done. From the summary view, click on the new instance ID to navigate back to the Instances view. You’ll need to wait for 4 minutes before you can generate a password to access the instance and install Power BI.

While waiting, click on the small pencil icon in the name field to give your instance a descriptive name. After the 4 minutes have passed, select the instance and click on Connect from the top menu.

Click on Get Password, another will open asking you upload the Key Pair you downloaded into your computer. Once you upload it, click on Decrypt Password. The window navigates back to the first view with the Password for your instance revealed.

At this stage, it is advisable to store those credentials in LastPass or 1Password. As AWS doesn’t give you the ability to retrieve those passwords again. Also, safe keep the Key Pair. If you loose it you cannot download it again.

5. Access Instance through Microsoft Remote Desktop:

You Windows Server 2016 instance is ready and now you can access it remotely and use it just like any other computer. So begin by launching Microsoft Remote Desktop 10. Now follow these steps to add the Instance to Remote Desktop.

  1. Click on the small “+” icon from the top window and Choose Desktop.

  2. For the PC Name: Copy the Public DNS and paste it in.

  3. For User Account, click to expand the drop down selector and select Add User Account.

    • For user name, input Administrator

    • Fpr password, copy and paste the password from the AWS interface.

    • Give the Administrator another friendly name if you want.

    • Slick on Save

  4. Back to the Desktop selector, click Show More

  5. Give the instance a friendly name.

  6. Click on Save.

OPTIONAL: If you have a dual monitor, or you’re using a 5K monitor, you might want to dial the resolution of the instance. This is because the t2.micro have limited resources and GPU power, with a dual monitor you’ll notice some lagging in the interface, this is not because of the connection, instead the instance is struggling to keep up with the high resolution. In this case before saving, you can change the Display while creating the remote connection, or after the instance is shutdown, you can edit those settings.

You’re all set, all you have to do now is click on the the Desktop remote connection you’ve created.

6. Download and install Power BI:

Now that you’ve logged into the instance you can begin installing Power BI and other software as well.

I always begin by installing chrome, that’s because Windows Server 2016 ships with Internet Explorer. This is a personal preference.

Note one thing. With Windows Server 2016, the firewall is set to maximum, so any time you login to a new site, it will ask you if you want to allow the connection, you’ll have to add all of the URLs to the allow list, it’s an annoying step but it’s required.

Once you’e setup the preferred browser, head to Power BI website to download Power BI Desktop.

On the Power BI website, scroll all the way to the bottom to find the download link for the Desktop version. Once the page appears, click on Advanced Download Options. From the window that shows, select the language and processed to select the version of Power BI desktop to download. I usually choose the x64 version.

Once Power BI is downloaded, click on the file to install all. Then either create a new free account, or login to an existing account if you have one.

Note: Because of the firewall, you might get an error the first time you try to login, if this happens, click on the top right where it says sign-in to sign-in again.

And that’s it, you have a fully working version of Power BI installed on a Windows Server.

Our 3 solutions for running Power BI on Mac 2.100.785.0 

Since Power BI can’t run on a Mac, here are our recommendations to run Power BI on Macintosh Devices.

  1. Install and run Power BI on a Virtual Machine, then remote in to that Virtual Machine.
  2. Install and run Power BI on a PC, then use a remote viewer to control that PC.
  3. Use an alternative BI solution.
  4. Install Windows on Mac using Boot Camp

Power BI’s support for Mac Devices

To give you a little context about Microsoft’s plan on supporting Power BI on Mac devices, they are not considering developing Power BI desktop for Mac devices anytime soon.

1. Run Power BI on a Virtual Machine

You can set-up a Windows Virtual Machine on Azure, Google Cloud or AWS.

Then you install and run Power BI on that Virtual Machine.

Finally, install Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac on each device to give your team access to that VM.

Power BI for Mac – Microsoft Remote Desktop
Power BI for Mac – Microsoft Remote Desktop

There are a couple of disadvantages to this approach, however:

  • It’s difficult to control permission access and version history.
  • You can only have one person working on a machine at a time, since Power BI for desktop is not a collaborative tool.

2. Run Power BI on a PC then remote in to that PC

It’s a little bit the same with the first method, however, this time, you use a physical machine.

You set-up a Windows PC, install and run Power BI on that PC.

Power BI for Mac – Power BI on a Surface Book

Install TeamViewer, AnyDesk, or MS Remote Desktop to give people access to that PC and use Power BI from their Macs.

Cons: same with the first method, and you have to maintain a physical PC.

3. Use other alternative BI tools

Power BI is powerful — it helps your team consolidate data and build dashboards and reports with a powerful data modeling layer. It’s not easy to find a great tool in the market to replace Power BI, but here are two alternative solutions I recommend which is 100% cloud-based, can replicate its functionalities, and in some cases do even more.

1. Holistics

Holistics is a powerful full-stack data platform that allows companies to set up an end-to-end, reusable, and scalable data analytics stack with minimal engineering resources.

It not only gives data analysts a powerful SQL-based data modeling approach, but it also helps them build a data warehouse and automate reporting. Holistics is also designed to empowers non-technical users to get insights with a strong self-service analytics offering.

2. Looker + StitchData

Looker is a business intelligence and big data analytics platform that helps you explore, analyze and share real-time business analytics easily.

Looker is also a powerful server-based Data Modeling BI tool, however, they don’t support Data Transforms and Data Imports, so you will need another tool for that called StitchData. Together, you get all the power of Power BI with none of the Windows lock-in.

Conclusion

Power BI For Mac product, but it is difficult to keep using Power BI given that the tool is built exclusively for the Windows Desktop. Instead of allowing your data team to work collaboratively, your data pipeline will depend on Windows. This is difficult and restrictive if your organization works primarily on Mac.

The upshot here is that if you do not use a Microsoft-stack at your organization, a 100% cloud-based solution would be a better fit for your needs.

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