This short article is showing you what are the license you really need when accessing to a Dashboard that is shared by Power BI.
Many vendors will be telling you anyone can access to Power BI shared dashboard, or you only need Office 265 E3 license, or even tell that you just need an Outlook email account, and others fabulous stories.
All these fantastic stories are untrue. Thanks to one of the vendor lending me one Office 365 E5 user account and another Office 365 E3 user account.
For the below testing I first use E5 user to share the Power BI dashboard to E3 user and vice versa.
Publish using Office E5 try to access using Office E3
Publish a report using E5 user.
Access to the Dashboard using E5 user.
Share the Dashboard with E3 user.
E3 user will receive an email.
E3 user cannot access unless it is with Power BI Pro user.
The shared will also appear in the E3 using notification area.
Publish using E3 try to access using E5
E3 can publish the report to Power BI cloud.
Sharing with E5. Again Power BI Pro is needed.
The conclusion is, you need Power BI Pro or an Office 365 E5 license to access to Power BI shared dashboard.