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  1. Option to use either light or dark interface.

    New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

    2,197 votes
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    236 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support creating calculation groups in Power BI Desktop

    Support the creation of DAX calculation groups in Power BI Desktop - otherwise Power BI can only consume calculation groups created in Analysis Services, whereas it would be very useful to have this feature in any Power BI model.
    Even just a simple text window with a script would be fine. You can clean up the UI later.
    Thanks.

    1,907 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add expand/collapse feature to column headers

    Vote on this idea if you want expand/collapse on column headers in the matrix similar to what was shipped for row headers in November (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse).

    3,810 votes
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    under review  ·  74 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Machine Learning Models for Pro Users

    Please extend Machine Learning capabilities to pro users. Small to Medium sized business may not have the employee count to justify enterprise licenses, but we can still benefit from general capability advancements in the Power BI service/product offering.
    See original blog post here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/creating-machine-learning-models-in-power-bi/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRFMlkySTBOR05oWVRGbSIsInQiOiJMRVVibGxBRDV3XC91SVpMeE4rSFV0THJKTnlLU3k5dXZ4bFhXdzh0VFh2ckE4RURRXC92R2FLY2F0TWtOSDhxMm9raVViU2lpdGQ4XC9WaWhzNGdCTHlqMUIrVGFibUJ2TkJ0SFdDUWR2QWY1OFhNOEowaGVXY1FxOXZydjhvcXZONHE0cjNQb0lEdnN2blFjMXVhY0hjcXc9PSJ9

    1,270 votes
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    4 comments  ·  AI and Machine Learning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium

    Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you

    3,304 votes
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    146 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. No Ctrl-Click on Buttons Needed for Bookmarks View Mode

    When editing in Desktop, you have to Ctrl-Click a button to trigger the assigned action - very good. But when you have multiple bookmarks and you go into "View" mode, you are effectively in "PowerPoint Mode". When in this mode, there should be just a single click for a button (no ctrl needed).

    241 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Show column data profile statistics in header

    Add a column data profile histogram in the data view for every column in Power BI Desktop. This handy feature exists in Power Query (sometimes only on sampled data).

    Add this feature to Power BI Desktop as well, please.

    2,038 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Dark Theme/Alternate Color Desktop Themes

    Enable a dark/black/gray theme for the various versions of BI; to enable ease of use.

    474 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Built in Git support in PowerBI Desktop

    When you create a PowerBI report in Power BI Desktop it transparently create \ use a git repository. So you just worked normally, then when you hit publish, it actually push to remote.

    Gitignore could be used to exclude data from being published to the repository. PowerBI would have version control which is desperately needed.

    This would work well with the whole Microsoft buying Github \ Azure DevOps, both from the perspective of promoting good practices such as code version control and CI\CD - process of developing in development and promoting to UAT\production

    It would also allow IT to get…

    865 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

    When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

    An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

    1,658 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Customize visible items in new filter experience

    The standard slicers have now a visual level filter, but the new filter experience does not have a similar feature. A correspondent "visual level filter" allowing to define conditions that make an item visible or not. in the new filter experience. The reasons are the same that justified visual level filter in standard slicers.

    332 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Option to use comma as list separator and dot as a decimal point regardless of locale settings

    Power BI Desktop has an editor that modifies the DAX code trying to respect the locale settings. This creates a number of issues in certain combinations of locale settings; because of that, there are bugs that have never been fixed when you have certain expressions
    Moreover, respecting the syntax using locale settings creates additional issues when you copy/paste formulas in other tools that might not use the locale settings (not to mention community forums!).

    Please, consider adding an option to Power BI Desktop to use the standard comma (,) as list separator and dot (.) as decimal point for DAX…

    114 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Collapse App Navigation Pane

    The new app navigation experience is great but can take up a good chunk of screen retail space.

    The option to collapse/uncollapse the navigation pane would be a great feature for users, allowing them to focus entirely on the report/dashboard

    267 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

    Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    4,900 votes
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    89 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the feedback on this! We are definitely planning on adding Incremental refresh to Pro. Do know though that it is a fair amount of work, so it may be a bit before we can give you a more firm timeline.

    In the meantime, keep voting so you’re notified when we do have more information to share!

  15. Bookmark for Power BI app

    Can MS enable the bookmark feature in Power BI app?

    226 votes
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    planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Create model KPIs in Power BI Desktop

    KPIs can be defined in the Analysis Services model hosted by Power BI, but there's no UI to create them in Power BI Desktop.

    The icon sets feature (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2019-feature-summary/#iconSets) lets you define indicators with logic in the visual itself, but having that logic centrally defined in a model KPI lets you re-use it across visuals and even reports.

    151 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Visibilty (Hide an Item)

    Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).

    You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons....

    If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.

    For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see "Add an Expand or Collapse Action to…

    505 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Real time monitoring of premium capacity

    Like to have the capability to view following metrics on premium capacity nodes in real-time, instead of waiting for premium capacity monitoring app to get refreshed before showing the latest data.

    1. CPU and RAM usage
    2. Scheduled reports list in running and waiting state
    3. All DQ based reports in execution state
    4. Number of active user sessions using premium apps

    86 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow Pro Users to Publish RDL files from Report Builder

    The current version of the report builder can only be published by premium capacity accounts. It would be awesome to include this feature for pro users as well and allow us to add paginated reports to our apps we develop. We have a flat organizational structure and tend to use power BI for clients. We all have pro licenses but there is not much sense to buy premium capacity at this time. However, having this feature would be a huge benefit to everyone using power bi under pro accounts.

    142 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Connect to Dataflows from Excel's Power Query

    Please allow the connection to Dataflows' entities from Excel's Power Query.
    There are many cases when customers use Excel and not Power BI. But Dataflows can make the refresh process much faster for them.
    Thanks

    199 votes
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