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  1. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

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      51 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email notifications on auto-refresh failure

      The scheduled data source failure notification is only sent to the data source owner, it would be more useful if you could specify the recipient(S) or group.

      252 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Gateway Usage monitoring tools for Power BI Service

        As Power Bi and other applications in the Power Platform become more prolific within the BI Cloudscape and Landscape integration, gateways will become used more and more. Having visibility to the capacity of a gateway, the volume of traffic through the gateway, which datasources are used more frequently than others, which types, etc would be a very useful resource to have within the Gateway management system.

        91 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          7 votes
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            72 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please allow monthly refresh of data on the schedule refresh option in server. (and let us choose the date, like 4th of every month)

            It is a suggestion for allowing monthly refresh where the user can select the date on which it needs to be refreshed as well

            29 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Activity Monitor Enterprise Gateway

              It would be very interesting to have the option to see the activity carried out through the gateway in the Power BI service, so that it can be seen in a simple way, the actions of updating the data sets that has been carried out from a gateway / connection, by way of the update history of the data sets but from the administration of the gateway.

              Regards

              87 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Feature to disable connection in Power BI Gateway

                In Power BI gateway we have available features to add and remove connection; but we do not have anything like enable/disable. However a feature to be able to disable connection will be helpful when resetting/changing password in a connection. Or sometime we want to hold a particular database to be accessed from Power BI when some maintenance activity is in progress in that database. So it would be helpful if we can control the connectivity to different sources in the gateway using disable/enable.

                20 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Progress bar when refreshing datasets in Power BI Service

                  It would be very useful to have a progress bar when refreshing a dataset in the Power BI Service interface.
                  A step further would be to have the progress in general for the dataset and separately for each of the data sources in the dataset.

                  17 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enterprise Gateway - Active Directory Security Groups as Users

                    In the gateway data source I am forced to add each user individually to allow them to create a report off that data source.
                    Alternately I can create custom groups in o365.
                    We have already established security groups on our system would it be possible for these groups to be used?
                    This is an extra layer of security for hundreds of users that has already been solved through active directory synchronization with office 365.

                    The use case is to add a security group or multiple group to be authorized to create reports off the data source. When we add or…

                    12 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • when a gateway refresh fails email gateway administrators

                      Currently when a refresh fails only the owner of the report/dataset is sent an email to let them know.
                      An email should also be sent to the enterprise gateway administrators so they are aware of the failure.

                      80 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • gateway usage

                        Usage Report for Enterprise Gateway - The log data should be available so that we can create dashboards based on Gateway Usage data.
                        Metrics like the datasets name using Gateway, workspace name, owner, scheduled refresh frequency, adhoc refresh, run duration and other parameters for all dependent reports should be available. This will help in scaling the Enterprise Gateway correctly and avoid bottlenecks. Currently there is no visibility to the work spaces for which we don't have access however responsible for maintaining gateway.

                        16 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show Gateway Version in Manage Gateways

                          Add the gateway's version into the area "Managed Gateways". Often we have access to various gateways within the organisation but no way to tell if they are being kept up to date. I know the ones I look after, but nothing about the ones under other staff's responsibility. This would let me troubleshoot issues better.

                          18 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Approval Process for Gateways / Prevent Personal Gateways

                            Build an approval process for Gateways before they become Active on a tenant. The approval process would be manged by the Power BI Admin. This approval process could be a feature the Power BI Admin can enable / disable, defaulting to disabled to retrain backward compatibility.

                            Current reality allows anyone with a Pro License to push any internal data they have access too to the service. With the right permission they can then push this data public without restrictions.

                            This feature is a must have in an Enterprise concerned about how data is used / managed. Just because some has…

                            98 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More control of SSAS direct query cache refresh

                              There needs to be more control over the automated cache refresh for Direct Query connections, specifically to SSAS.

                              At present Power BI reruns all recent queries (for each individual user, when there's row level security) as soon as it detects any processing on the cube.

                              If a cube is processed in separate batches then this adds an incredible load on the SSAS box when we're trying to continue processing.

                              Additional options are required including:
                              - Disable auto cache refreshing
                              - Disable auto cache refreshing between certain times
                              - Only auto refresh the cache when measure groups are processed, not dimensions…

                              31 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Named Databse connection in Gateway

                                Allow "Named" Connections in Gateway. This way we don't need to change the connections when moving from Dev to Prod.

                                Example:
                                Assume I build a report and am testing it through my test Gateway and test database (DB_TEST).
                                Now I want to start using my Prod Gateway and use the Prod database(DB_Prod).

                                Currently I need to change the DB Connection in all the reports to DB_Prod to start using Prod.

                                It would be simpler, if the connection was not based on the Database directly, but based on the names in Gateway.

                                Then Test Gateway would have a connection named DB…

                                28 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow individuals to be set as Data Source Admins

                                  Currently there are admins for the gateway who can admin the environment and the data sources and users who can access specific data sources. There should be an intermediate level of admin capabilities that would allow PBI Gateway admins to assign users the rights to administer specific data sources. Our issue is that the passwords for the service accounts that are used in the DSN change regularly. As usage of the gate2way grows it will become unworkable for an individual or group to manage all the various DSNs in an organization. The DSN admin should have rights to modify any…

                                  19 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Power BI Enterprise Gateway for report on both OnPremise & Cloud data sources

                                    Power BI Enterprise gateway can not refresh (schedule or on demand) Power BI reports created on both On premise and Cloud data sources. As suggested by Microsoft, as part of a incident, to use personal mode Gateway for such case when a report uses both On premise and Cloud data sources. But personal gateway is not a good solution for business use.
                                    So can Microsoft implement this feature in Enterprise Gateway that it can refresh a report based on both on premise & cloud data sources.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Have one gateway connection for multiple databases in an instance

                                      Have one gateway connection for multiple databases within an instance so that you don't have to manage multiple database connections for the same instance.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Details on refresh time

                                        I would like to see time it took to refresh each dataset in auto-refresh. This will help me identify if I need to optimize my queries or use different data source etc. For my application, refresh duration of 5 min vs 10 min makes a huge difference.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Cancel an ongoing refresh

                                          Ability to cancel an ongoing refresh. This would give the ability to look into an issue without waiting on the error to appear after a considerable amount of time.

                                          27 votes
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