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  1. Publish a Power BI Roadmap

    Currently there does not seem to be a roadmap for Power BI. This makes it very hard to plan implementations, as meetings tend to end up with someone saying "Microsoft must know this is a winning feature. I can't believe it's not on their roadmap."

    As the person who has to turn the stakeholders dreams into a Power BI reality, this leaves me feeling uneasy, as I can name at least half a dozen must have features that we still don't have.

    98 votes
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    • Read Only Access to Relationship View in Thin Workbooks

      My definition of a thin workbook is when you connect Power BI to a tabular server. This can be SSAS Tabular or the Power BI Service (golden dataset as covered here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/new-power-bi-reports-golden-dataset/)

      When you use Power BI Desktop as a thin workbook, you cannot see the relationship view or the data view. While this makes sense (they are not editable), it means that it is very difficult for someone to write local measures. It is not possible to accurately write a local measure unless the relationships between the tables are visible.

      Please add the relationship view so the end…

      141 votes
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      • Allow Third Party Reporting applications to connect to PowerBI.com Datasets (e.g. Tableau, Qlik...)

        For organizations that are heavily invested or are planning to invest in Microsoft Services (Azure, Office 365, Power BI...)...

        There is often a group of users who are using Third Party tools for visualization (Tableau, Qlik etc.).

        It would really strengthen the case for Microsoft if PowerBI.com allowed these 3rd Party tools to connect to it's datasets.

        This would ease the discussion around adoption of Microsoft technology (without the need to necessarily give up on all other tools used).

        This way, Microsoft Power BI models can be the single sourse of truth, which can power the reporting in various tools…

        12 votes
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        • Visual Export to Excel

          Please upgrade/include the below mentioned feature in "export to excel" option.

          * Export Table or Matrix or Any Visuals to excel with the same look as it is in the PBI report/dashboard.

          51 votes
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          • Disable welcome messages when logging in as free user to Power BI Service

            Disable daily appearing welcome messages such as 'You already have an account', 'Almost ready' and 'Invite more people' when free users part of a premium license log in to Power BI Service.

            25 votes
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            • Conditional Line Formatting

              There is conditional formatting only for a field / column of a table or array, but it is required for all field types, with the exception of a filter. This feature is a good view of important data that should be observed as a whole and not just in a field / column. You can use font size, bold font, color font, etc.

              4 votes
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              • Seamless version control of queries, data model structure, measures

                Could we add seamless import/export of the query/data model/measure definitions in text format for use with version control such as GIT?

                Right now the queries are all defined as text, tables could be easily defined as field names, field type, and formula for added columns, and measures are just text. Relationships can be exported as a list. This should be 'simple'.

                But we also need a seamless import -- import the queries, data model structure, measures from text.

                The data wouldn't be part of this as it would be imported by running the queries.

                9 votes
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                • Exporting Data from Matrix Visual - Column Order not Maintained

                  When exporting from a Matrix visual, the order of columns in the produced csv or xlsx export is tied to the order in which the user has originally "dragged" those measures onto the visual - not the order that you see on the visual. This is especially troublesome for very wide tables with 120+ columns, as re-dragging everything is time-consuming and error-prone. Basically, the column order that you see on the visual should be the same in the export.

                  7 votes
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                  • Versioning

                    Trace back who changed/deleted what. Trace back to older versions.

                    4 votes
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                    • buttons

                      It would be helpful if we could get a button similar to bookmark, q&a, back etc. that would drill down all the visuals on the page and a button that could drill everything back up. Not just on each individual visual but a single button that the user interactively use

                      2 votes
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                      • Drill downs actually drill down in other visualizations

                        I'd love to see the drill down in one visualization actually drill down another separate visualization on the same page. For example, if I have a pie chart that shows sales by region and I drill down into a specific region, it would be nice for the column chart on the same page to also drill down to the next level, not just filter the visualization to one column.

                        7 votes
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                        • Power BI Lite licens

                          Power BI should have a Lite License for people that only consume dashboards or reports every now and then. This is for people that don't create reports but need to see the dashboards and may need to use the "report level" to be able to export output to PowerPoint (since you can't export the dashboard to PowerPoint but can only do it at Report level).
                          Same idea exactly as posted previous by Collin Quiring (may 2017) and closed!!! by MS.
                          Due to the extreme cost for SME's PBI dashboard/report consumers I no longer recomend PBI to my customers as an…

                          3 votes
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                          • Graphically linking visuals

                            I'm in a situation where I need two separate Visuals (tables or matrices) with the same rows and columns though the data visualized is different. Since I want to compare the two matrices and need to scroll in them I first need to scroll in one and then the other.

                            What I would like to have is a way to graphically link the two visuals so that when I scroll in one the other one automatically scrolls in the same way.

                            4 votes
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                            • power query formula language Japanese specification of specification

                              Although there is a PDF of "power query formula language" at the following URL, it is suffering from understanding in Japanese because of specifications in English only.
                              In addition, due to the documentation of PDF, it is difficult to create M Query without HIT even by searching on the Web.
                              We apologize for the inconvenience, but please create a web page converted to Japanese.

                              1 vote
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                              • Lower cost licensing options

                                If you don't have SQL Server Enterprise with SA, the only licensing options available are quite cost prohibitive for small implementations.

                                Pro User = $10/month
                                Premium =$5k/month minimum
                                Embedded=$750/month minimum

                                If only sharing a small number of reports with other users (view only) it is impossible to justify the cost.

                                9 votes
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                                • schedule powerpoint export

                                  Category: Exports

                                  We have the need to SCHEDULE report/dashboard exports in the form of PowerPoint slides and/or PDF's and send those exports to an email DL.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • PowerBI Service - Copy/Cut/Paste visualisations

                                    As in PBI Desktop and for efficient working, it would be highly beneficial if the PBI Service designer can also use standard Copy/Cut/Paste operations on existing visualisations.

                                    Similarly, in both PBI Desktop and PBI Service, the designer needs to have all the other design environment tools i.e.
                                    - select all
                                    - move all
                                    - "lassoo" select multiple objects
                                    - align to top of highest object
                                    - align to bottom of lowest object
                                    - set all objects to smallest/largest width
                                    - set all objects to smallest/largest height
                                    etc

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Please change refresh time schedule from AM/PM to HH:MM in 24 hour format

                                      I guess everybody understand the 24 hour time format, so why don't change the refresh schedule from the 12 hours AM/PM format to the universal 24 hour format. When you don't use the AM/PM format daily you tend to forget if 00:00 is 12 AM or 12 PM

                                      This must be the simplest request ever :-)

                                      3 votes
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                                      • PowerBI App support for O365 workspaces for sharing data/visuals

                                        Need to be able to share data to another O365 workspace via PowerBI App and allow them pin report components into their dashboads. This is a comment scenario in the enterprise. A team that builds and maintains a Prod report needs to be able to share into other team's workspaces so they can pin the KPIs into their team dashboards. This is currently only available via Content Pack, but then you have to make a copy of the Content Pack, which is messy and allows them to make changes to the report.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Display Category in Stacked Bar Chart

                                          I have a stacked bar that shows the amount of each bar segment but I cannot label the segment with category that it represents. The only way to identify the segment is with the legend. The color legend is hard to utilize when there are several categories so I want to be able to label the bar segments directly

                                          5 votes
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