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  1. Power BI Lite License

    Power BI should have a Lite License for people that only consume dashboards or reports every now and then. This is for people that don't create reports but need to see the dashboards and may need to use the "report level" to be able to export output to PowerPoint (since you can't export the dashboard to PowerPoint but can only do it at Report level).

    3,367 votes
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      83 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports

      In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.

      FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
      https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

      442 votes
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        27 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Conditional formatting (cell highligh, font, etc) when comparing multiple fields

        PowerBI needs to have the ability to offer conditional formatting of based on the comparison of 2 or more metrics. For example if metric A = metric B then change the font and highlight color of the cell to red.
        If metric A > metric B and metric A < metric C then change the font and highlight color of the cell to green.
        This should be unlimited for how many colors can be used. Other BI tools offer this feature.
        Note that this is different than what PowerBI currently calls ‘conditional formatting’

        443 votes
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          21 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

          In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

          Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

          536 votes
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            44 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Click on SEVERAL visuals to slice

            What is really missing in Interactions is one simple feature:
            The ability to click on SEVERAL visuals to slice the report. Currently the users only can click one. The click on another visual "removes" previous selection, so the users loose their "data exploration thought flow"...
            For instance, I have two bar charts (Product and Country) and one table. I would like to click on "Bicycles", then click on "USA" so the table shows only sales of Bicycles in USA.
            Currently, when I click "USA", my previous "Bicycles" selection is removed.
            Please add this option to keep all the selections from…

            416 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Power BI Premium needs lower pricing tiers

              You've made a odd choice for the name but oh well.

              Power BI Premium is a great idea but lower specs to hit a lower price point is necessary for SME clients.

              A clearer product name might have been Power BI Enterprise with standard and premium pricing tiers.

              The v1 pricing for Power BI Embedded was an equivalent of charging for a sql database at a flat rate per kb of IO.

              Fixed capacity for a fixed price takes away all the uncertainty and complexity of the current model.

              362 votes
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                10 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

                This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

                The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

                Dynamic options could be
                YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

                302 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

                • Create calculated columns when using SSAS live connect

                  In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                  Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated columns in this mode as well!

                  366 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • FREE license for sharing

                    FREE license for sharing!
                    Since June this has been removed.
                    Microsoft communicates that it will be easier and better for users.
                    Well... more expensive for sure and lots of users complain about login, although I do user control and give them access to my dashboard/report.

                    I think to have it more user friendly again, have the sharing turned on for free.
                    Developers will have to pay to start sharing.
                    Also it shouldn't be possible for free users to re-share.

                    And then the price of 10,- per month would be acceptable if this increases.
                    I would even understand a maximum of…

                    159 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Replace workspace 'Members' type with 'Edit Members' and 'View Members'

                      App workspace's have an option to set members as 'Admin' and 'Member'. Replacing 'Member' with two options 'Edit Member' and 'View Member' would give flexibility with setting member permissions. Some members you want to collaborate & design with (edit), other's members to show content to and get feedback (view), in the development cycle you need both before publishing. Currently, you can only have ALL members with the ability to either edit or view.

                      55 votes
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                        24 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save Power BI report to Report Server with data source other than Analysis Services

                        At the moment it is only possible to save a Power BI report with data source Analysis Services to the Report Server. With any other data source you get a error, that only Analysis Services is supported. Please add the possibility to save reports with other data sources to Report Server.

                        103 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support dashboards in Power BI Report Server

                          Please add support for Power BI Dashboards to Power BI Report Server.

                          171 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for sharing this idea! As its name suggests, Power BI Report Server focuses on Power BI reports (the artifacts you create in Power BI Desktop). Nonetheless, we’re always interested in hearing your feedback, so if you’d like to see the Power BI service’s “dashboards” feature in Power BI Report Server, vote here. Even better, post a comment and share a little more about why. Looking forward to the discussion!

                          • Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

                            It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

                            36 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

                              In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
                              The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

                              359 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Advanced Gantt Chart

                                The current Gantt Chart in the Custom Visuals Office Store is a step in the right direction, but unfortunately it is pretty much useless in it's current state.

                                Please add an Advanced Gantt Chart for proper project management (multiple projects with multiple activities).

                                - Add Milestones on top of the Activity Bars based on a data column (and preferably multiple types of Milestone icons)

                                - Ability to chose size of the bars (the ones we have now are huge)

                                - Ability to expand/collapse a group of Activities (preferably grouped by project or category)

                                - Let report viewers decide the scale…

                                86 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • clustering arcgis

                                  I need to make ArcGIS maps Clustering theme to count the number of subscribers in each geographical area by geo coordinates inside it's bubbles.

                                  For example,
                                  I have table with this kind of data:

                                  LATITUDE LONGITUDE Subscribers count
                                  43.25667 76.92861 100
                                  43.25668 76.92868 200

                                  As I can see, ArcGIS clustering theme counts only quantity of geo coordinates from the source table inside the bubbles, but does not count quantity of subscribers in each bubble. I would like there be possibility to make ArcGIS to count quantity of subscribers in each bubble and make quantity to be summarized in bubbles when…

                                  56 votes
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                                    16 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

                                    Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

                                    More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

                                    670 votes
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                                      30 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • identify power bi pro content

                                      Whenever Power BI warns that "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content", provide a link to describe specifically what Pro content is included in the dashboard. For example, is it pro content because it's in a group workspace, or is it pro content because it's a direct query connection to an on-premise data source, etc.

                                      203 votes
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                                        15 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The Small Stuff List (The SS List)

                                        I think we need a way to request small stuff that needs to be fixed, but will never get enough votes on their own to make it to the top of ideas.powerbi.com.

                                        The list could then be reviewed by developers and f they agree, they can just fix the small stuff when working in the bigger stuff (assuming it is easy) or they can recommend it be promoted to an idea if it really is big stuff.

                                        I guess there needs to be a way to categorise into areas to allow the developers to easily find their own stuff, and…

                                        31 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PBIRS subscriptions

                                          Be able to create subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the PBIRS

                                          42 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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