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  1. Use Integration Runtime instead of PowerBI Gateway

    It would be greate to use the Azure Integration Runtime instead of the Gateway. The Integration Runtime looks like the same as the Gateway, but it is more comfortable to use and more stable.

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enhance Refresh Failed Email Notification to Inclue a Link to the Dataset

      Include a link in the body of the Refresh Failed email notification to the actual dataset that failed in order to save time trying to figure out which workspace a dataset resides.

      24 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Gateway Error Notifications

        Is there an option to alert few users when the gateway is not reachable/error/stopped. We are not having any way to monitor the gateway now. If Power BI can send an alert to the admins if the gateway is not reachable then that would help. I am seeing this issue a lot for direct connections

        79 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Users on Enterprise Gateway to enter their domain credentials

          Allow Users added to the Enterprise Gateway connections to enter their own domain credentials when scheduling data set refreshes. For both Import and direct query.
          Currently they will use the credentials captured by admin when creating the connection but the User might not have the same access as the account used to set up connection.

          1 vote
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            1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • App Workspace Report Level Permissions

            Currently --- In an APP Workspace we can set APP Workspace permissions. "Members Can Edit Power BI Content" or "Members can only view Power BI Content".

            We need to be able to set permissions on a Report (Individual R/W or R/O) to "lock down" the reports in case someone edits or deletes someone else's report. This would also allow creating a "Template" report that is R/O so that users could "Save AS" and use it to create their own. Default permission would be R/O for everyone except "Owner" and "Admin"

            18 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enterprise Gateway Refresh and Direct Query of Active Directory

              While the personal gateway is able to pull on Premise Active Directory, the Enterprise Gateway cannot. We cannot rely on an end user to keep their workstations on to report AD information.

              17 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Gateway on Linux, and Multiple Domain Account on one Gateway

                We need:
                - create gateway for Linux (we have linux enterprice PCs, but we must have hole Windows-machine only for using Power BI GateWay)
                - add multiple accounts from different domain support (we cant create different pay subscriptions even we have several domains, so we must register separate subdomains. But in this case we have to use two gateways, and as result - two windows machines only for gateways)
                - add possibility to set custom emails for error notification after update error (now email notification after gateway update error not works)

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for multiple instances of the On-premise data gateway on one server

                  We host data and tabular models for multiple customers on one server. Each need their own tenant with different domains. This in turn requires us to have multiple servers just to host the on-premise data gateway.

                  Would be great to be able to have multiple instances of the on-premise data gateway running on one server.

                  This I imagine would also be useful for testing/preprod deployments in smaller setups where a dedicated server just for the gateway is overkill.

                  111 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Translations support to Gateway

                    The translations of multidimensionnal cubes seems not supported by any gateway. Could you please provide this kind of functionality ?

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refresh Power BI Dashboard that contain R scripts via Enterprise Gateway

                      It would be great if Power Bi reports and dashboards that contain R visuals and R scripts could be refreshed through the Enterprise Gateway.

                      27 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Gateway Update Notification and Auto update for Enterprise Gateway

                        We should be notified when there is a new version of both gateways. In addition, the Enterprise gateway should be updated automatically (admins should be able to turn this on/off).

                        206 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • fast combine data management gateway

                          Allow Fast Combine to be turned on in the Data Management Gateway.

                          15 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Version history

                            It would be nice with version history of the “Power BI On Premise Data Gateway” on the download webpage (and not very hard to implement).
                            Since the first thing to consider when having problems with “Direct Query” is to have the latest version of the program it’s difficult to know if you do have the latest version.
                            It is also not very efficient to have to reinstall on the server every time you have a problem if you are unsure which version is the newest …

                            23 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Organizational Authentication for Enterprise Gateway

                              Enable Organization Authentication in the Enterprise Gateway. Currently any pbix in which I call an on-premises data source and one in either CRM Online or Sharepoint Online cannot use this enterprise gateway. This is a very regular occurrence, since I support a lot of CRM Online instances. Instead I have to continue to "rely" on the very unreliable Personal Gateway running on my laptop.

                              105 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Data Modelling when connecting to SSAS Tabular

                                We need to be able to mashup data online with enterprise data in a SSAS cube. To do this, we'll need the data modelling feature accessible when connecting to SSAS Tabular.

                                101 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Failover is not available with the current Enterprise Gateway, this make it challenging when we want to use EntGW in scale. High Availabili

                                  Failover is not available with the current Enterprise Gateway, this make it challenging when we want to use EntGW in scale. High Availability critical aspect for company whom want to adopt PBI as enterprise solution. Please consider.

                                  44 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Move UPN mapping configuration to Enterprise Gateway level

                                    Currently the UPN mapping configuration has to be set per data source.
                                    Let's say you have: 2 SSAS data models, you make a data source for each data model and a group of 30 users who have access to both data models.
                                    Then you are currently forced to duplicate the complete UPN mapping configuration for these 2 data sources in the gateway.
                                    Correct administration of the duplicate UPN mapping configurations will be very difficult.

                                    It would be better to make the UPN mapping configuration an Enterprise Gateway level configuration.

                                    I thought about making it a tenant-wide configuration, which makes sense.…

                                    53 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Restrict who can create an Enterprise Gateway

                                      According to documentation, anyone in an organization can create an Enterprise Gateway. I suggest this should be a special permission so departments or individuals can't go around installing gateways without central approval from a Power BI admin.

                                      39 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Edit data sources in Enterprise Gateway

                                        I want to be able to edit server & database setup in the Enterprise Gateway. Currently, I can add new ones, but not edit ones already setup.

                                        183 votes
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                                          15 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          I modified the post to only show “Edit” . You can delete data source by clicking on “…” next to the Data source instance

                                        • Schedule Refresh Overview Screen / Tool

                                          When you have multiple data sets set to Schedule Refresh across multiple workspaces it can quickly become difficult to keep track of what is scheduled to run when. It can also become difficult to manage older versions of reports that no longer need to run, and ensure only what is required is scheduled.
                                          Other BI tools have a screen where you can see and manage all scheduled refreshes in one place. Without this some companies many struggle to replace other tools with Power BI.

                                          38 votes
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