Power BI Desktop Login Issues on Mac M1 Pro with Parallels (Solution)

If you’re having trouble logging in to Power BI Desktop on your Mac M1 Pro using Parallels, don’t worry, there are solutions available. By following a few simple steps, you can resolve this inconvenience and get back to working with Power BI without any issues.

To solve the Power BI Desktop login problem, follow these steps: Install the latest version of Power BI Desktop:

  1. Install the latest version of Power BI Desktop: Download Power BI for Mac M1
  2. Don’t log in yet. Instead, go to File -> Options and settings -> Options.
  3. Navigate to the Security section.
  4. Check the following two boxes:
    a. “Use my default web browser”
    b. “Use updated login experience”
  5. Confirm with OK.
  6. Restart Power BI Desktop.
  7. Log in with your email address.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you should be able to log in without any problems on Power BI Desktop on your Mac M1 Pro using Parallels.

If you still have difficulties, you can also try disabling the WebView option in the settings and use the browser-based login instead. This, combined with the March version, should also allow you to log in without issues.

Don’t hesitate to try these solutions if you’re experiencing login problems with Power BI Desktop in your Mac M1 Pro environment with Parallels. Resolve this inconvenience and get back to working with Power BI without any problems!

Common Issues Running Power BI on Mac M1

Some common issues when running Power BI on a Mac M1 with Parallels Desktop include:

  1. Freezing or becoming unresponsive after attempting to log in. This can occur consistently when entering the email address and clicking “Next”. The workaround is to use an older version of Power BI Desktop.
  2. Compatibility issues with certain features or functionality. Since Microsoft has not officially released Power BI Desktop for Mac, some features may not work as expected or have reduced performance compared to running it natively on Windows.
  3. Performance limitations depending on the Mac’s hardware specifications. Assigning sufficient RAM (at least 8 GB, preferably 16 GB) to the Windows virtual machine is recommended for better performance when working with large datasets or complex reports in Power BI Desktop.
  4. Occasional crashes or instability of the virtual machine or Power BI Desktop application. Reinstalling Power BI Desktop or Parallels Desktop, or creating a new virtual machine, may help resolve these issues.

To mitigate these problems, it’s advisable to:

Despite these potential issues, Parallels Desktop remains a reliable solution for running Power BI Desktop on Mac computers, providing a fully functional Windows environment and access to the same features as on a native Windows PC.

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