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  1. Backup and Restore Points for Workspaces in Service

    Provide the ability to restore Service workspaces to a point in time. Would help if someone accidentally deletes content, etc.

    28 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

      125 votes
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        31 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export current theme as a Json file

        We have a wonderful option - switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

        30 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Other  ·  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…

          73 votes
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          • create multiple apps from same workspace

            create multiple apps from same workspace infect from same Dataset without replicating the dataset multiple times.
            only option we have now is to update the app and only one app per workspace can be created which a kind of restrict the workspace usability.
            If we can create multiple apps share it with different users without creating multiple workspace ... means same dataset no dataset replication, will save the storage as well.

            137 votes
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            • Power BI Premium Performance Monitoring

              I currently have no way of monitoring my Power BI Premium server. As we add more and more users to our single EM1 PBI Premium server, I am sure at some point we will run into performance issues. However currently there is no way to see the load on the server.

              Here are two things that would help:

              1. Server level usage metrics reports. Currently I can only view this by workspace, and I have 50+ workspaces, so there is no way to know the overall views or active users.

              2. Server level performance reports. There are lots of metrics…

              27 votes
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              • Enable specific security groups setting for 'Publish to web'

                The "Publish to web" setting for portal administrators currently has the options of 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'. It would be beneficial to have this manageable in the same way as content packs so certain security (AAD) groups could be set as publishers.

                128 votes
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                  15 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable/Disable Analyse in Excel at dataset level

                  The 'Analyse in Excel' functionality can currently be enabled/disabled only at global level. It would be very useful to let dataset owners set this option for each dataset. Decision to enable the feature depends mostly on the confidentiality level of the dataset, or its use case.

                  21 votes
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                  • let maps recognize data category hierarchy automatically

                    Currently maps don't seem to recognize the relationship between a country and a city, even if both columns have been set up with the corresponding data category in the model.

                    In a table with cities as "cities" and country as "country" in the data model, the cities are plotted in arbitrary countries instead of the country specified in the column for country.

                    Please let Power BI maps acknowledge the hierarchy of existing typed data categories and plot depending data points only in relation to their parent category context.

                    You may not feel the pain if you're in the US. I…

                    158 votes
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                    • Shape Map for Japan

                      シェイプマップに日本地図を追加してください。
                      Could you please add shape map for Japan?

                      9 votes
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                      • Disable/hide visual border on hover

                        Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

                        267 votes
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                          18 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add sound notification to loading window

                          Sometimes loading from datasources takes several minutes or dozens of minutes.

                          It would be nice if you add sound alarm after loading is finished.
                          Checkbox "Sound alarm if loading takes more than XX seconds" and text field with user-defined duration.

                          And no one stares at the screen, waiting for the download to finish. There are more interesting ways to spend time. For example, reading analytical articles

                          6 votes
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                          • Subscriptions to Bookmarks

                            The bookmark feature looks great. Would it be useful if there is added functionality which allows subscriptions to be on bookmarks for a report?

                            3 votes
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                            • Power BI App Tiles should sort by name or behave like Windows tiles

                              When viewing all Apps (PBI Online) the Apps sort in the order they were added to PBI. There is no option to manually drag the tiles into a user-defined order or pre-set orders such as alphabetical etc.
                              With large numbers of Apps on the landing page it becomes very difficult without using the search function to locate Apps and is very untidy.

                              2 votes
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                              • Set Frame size in Sharepoint Web Part

                                The Power BI Web Part (embed in sharepoint online) works well for me, but I want to adjust the frame size.

                                I have a report that is wider and longer than the web part frame so I have double vertical and horizontal scrollbars. The only options for frame size are '16:9' or '4:3'.

                                The frame size should default to the report size (or allow input of height and width of the iframe in px)

                                3 votes
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                                • Slicer - hide items with no data

                                  Similar to in Excel, please enable a feature to hide values With no data in a slicer.

                                  E.g. I have a Dimension with a list of locations that change over time. I want my slicer to ONLY contain the locations that have data in 2017 (if I add a report level filter to filter for 2017). Currently, the slicer will list all the locations in the dimension.

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Visualizations pane all the same color so extremely difficult to use. Inconsistent UI

                                    The groups and settings section in the Visualizations pane where you configure a visual, are all the same shade of grey, making it extremely difficult to navigate (expand Title, Background and Border and see how difficult this to navigate). This is become more of an issue as the product is evolving and there are more settings available on visuals.
                                    A search box like on the Fields pane would also be nice.
                                    This is also inconsistent with the Fields pane, which is a bit easier to use as the table is in darker grey than the fields. This still needs more…

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Automatically logoff / session time-out

                                      Company's security policy requires to automatically logoff after 20 minutes of inactivity.
                                      Because Power Bi displays sensitive data, it would be nice to configure after how many minutes the user will be automatically logoff.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Specify parameters values in the PBI Service

                                        Hi there.

                                        I'd like to request you to include an option which allows the user to specify the parameters values in the PBI Service, as well as it's possible in the PBI Desktop.

                                        Thanks.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • treat dataseta and report as separate objects

                                          it would be very useful to have dataset and report as separate objects, I have seen that it is possible to create new reports from an existing dataset, but surprisingly when I downloaded the .pbix of the dataset I retrieved the entire original report including the dataset. this is confusing and storage consuming.
                                          Moreover, currently when publishing a report you are prompted to overwrite the dataset, but If you click “cancel” it seems that nothing happens and even the report is not saved. So what is the sense to ask for overwriting the dataset If it is the only possibility…

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