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  1. gateway

    It is missing the possibility to schedule a refresh on event.

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  2. Installation rights for On-Premise Gateway

    Please allow specific AD group in the organization to install and manage On-Premise gateways. Not by default for everyone with admin rights. This is a key enterprise feature.

    2 votes
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  3. PowerBI On Premise Gateway configurable filters for domain search

    PowerBI On Premise Gateway allows us to search on premise domain using looking of Azure UPN to On Premise domain property.

    would be great to have a configuration option to filter/exclude domains or accounts in the search.

    This is in conjunction with this request https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/18757633-powerbi-on-premise-gateway-searching-multiple-doma

    As we have users with accounts in multiple on premise domains so if we can search multiple domains/forests we need to exclude accounts to ensure the correct match. I.e. exclude disabled accounts and domains that aren't searchable that might be in the same forest.

    2 votes
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  4. Power Bi Gateway needs to allow for URL parts and HTTP Headers. This is the age of cloud ecospheres, but without it, PowerBi integrates nil.

    Power Bi needs to allow for URL parts and HTTP Headers for Web Service calls in their Gateways.
    Currently, no URL parts or HTTP Headers can be configured. Given that Power Bi only allows for Basic and Windows Authentication, this kills pretty much any Web Service integration outside of Power Bi.

    Arguably, it's ridiculous to ask for such a thing because in the age of cloud ecospheres, a BI solution and especially in Microsoft's Cloud First philosophy, I wouldn't need to ask for Headers to circumvent missing Authentication Methods such as OAuth, Digest, or Hawk, lest asking for a properly…

    2 votes
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  5. Choice of data center to publish data

    It would be good to have choice of data center to publish reports and other dashboard data to. For certain business customers there are information governance restrictions on where all data should be stored. So flexibility in this area would be great.

    3 votes
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  6. Allow bulk insert(Upload) for a user UPN mapping

    It would be great to have a mechanism of uploading/inserting multiple UPN mapping data at a time. This will save a lot of time when someone has to populate so many UPN mapping for different data source, and it will minimize the the chance of making any error.

    5 votes
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  7. remove gateway

    I need remove power bi gateway personal, but i can´t remove. I need an uninstaller!

    2 votes
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  9. Excel Integration with Enterprise Gateway

    For excel data that is put in PowerBI Desktop as a source, and then published to Power BI, you currently need a personal gateway to refresh that, as Power BI recognizes it as coming from an on-premise source, which requires the use of a gateway to refresh. Can this be enable for enterprise gateway as well please? Since at the enterprise level you are most likely to use enterprise gateways rather than personal gateways

    25 votes
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  10. admin center

    the owner of the gateway should be informed via mail if the gateways are not working due to any reasons.

    3 votes
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  11. Include Report and/or Dashboard name in XMLA RequestProperties

    We run all of our PowerBI reports against SSAS where we control data security via DAX filters.
    Using ASTrace (Codeplex) we assess query performance and user logins (from EffectiveUserName property).
    However we can't tell which Power BI reports are being used.
    Including the report name or guid in the XMLA PropertyList would allow us to analyse Power BI report usage, peak loads and popularity of reports.

    2 votes
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  12. landing page

    When we enter into a gateway environment or even our own workspace to see reports, the landing page that displays the welcome dashboard is customizable, but it doesn't appear you can click and drag it so you can actually see the reports better on the navigation window on the left. Can we move from a static welcome page to dynamic (stretchable) so that I can see full name titles? I noticed that you can click and make it take up the whole screen, but the reverse isn't true. How about 'Enter Small Screen Mode' or something.

    3 votes
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  13. We have been reviewing the Gateway subject with architecture and we have two questions that we need to make sure are clear so we can underst

    We have been reviewing the Gateway subject with architecture and we have two questions that we need to make sure are clear so we can understand the complete concept and be able to proceed: 
    1. How does Power BI establish a secure connection with an intranet? 
    2. Is Gateway independently installed in a server inside the DMZ so that it can serve as a bridge between Power BI and BW?

    Thanks a Lot!

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  14. Combine enterprise gateway and online data sources

    I have a CRM online database and many othes sources of SQL databases that I need to combine. In this moment the option is to use the Personal Gateway but The Personal Gatweway is very limited. When you plan to include this feature?

    5 votes
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  15. Support multi-tenant SQL databases by connection string

    I would like to have Power BI datasets specify a SQL connection string that is passed through the Enterprise Gateway so that I have a security context for a specific tenant within the database. This is similar to the DAX function USERNAME() and doing row filtering in the dataset, but the row filtering happens at the data source level, not he dataset level.

    15 votes
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  16. Add support for Yahoo! and gmail accounts. The first account is an administrator, and can whitelist 25 yahoo accounts with a password and or

    Add support for Yahoo! and gmail accounts. The first account is the administrator, and can select the org name and the org password. The admin can whitelist up to 25 addresses for his organization. For more addresses, the user needs to use an organizational address.

    2 votes
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  17. Data refresh when gateway is started

    All scheduled refresh that did not run because gateway was turned off should run as soon as gateway is started.

    4 votes
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  18. Enterprise Gateway for Hadoop HDFS

    Enterprise Gateway for Hadoop HDFS needed soon

    11 votes
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  19. EGW doesn't have a google analytics connection

    EGW doesn't have a google analytics connection so when dashboard has two different sources (one being GA) the EGW does not work

    3 votes
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  20. Can we have Enterprise Gateway be enabled over VPN/ExpressRoute?

    We have two large clients who are not allowed to use ServiceBus Relay today as it is regarded as a security hole (their security teams don't scan outbound traffic, so the inbound traffic over the relay is regarded as untrusted).

    We would like Enterprise Gateway to support data transfer over a VPN/Express route so that PowerBI can extract data from on-premises resources without going via the public internet.

    I appreciate that data is secured via SSL but that isn't good enough as their data security policies do not allow data to go via the internet (think PCI DSS compliance).

    (apologies…

    6 votes
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