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  1. ArcGIS

    Allow for freeform selection on the ArcGIS visualization to select multiple locations. This would be like lassoing a particular area on the visual to select multiple points. Sometime a square selection may include or exclude points that you may or may not want

    7 votes
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  2. centrally manage alerts

    Create a hub in the Power BI service to centrally manage all alerts. I could have multiple alerts set across multiple dashboards and I would want to see them all in one place, with the ability to manage (add/delete/edit).

    11 votes
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  3. Why are you making it so dificult to buy this product?

    I'm a BI contractor, I'd like to learn Power BI. I'm willing to buy it. I don't have an office 365 id - why are you making it so difficult for me to buy it?

    1 vote
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  4. Make the scroller for the "field" well (far right) slightly bigger.

    UX

    The up/down scroller for the fields/table selection area is very small, would help to have it slightly larger.

    2 votes
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  5. pivotstream

    I want to share my power pivot on the cloud like pivot stream.

    http://www.pivotstream.com/

    1 vote
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  6. esri

    ESRI maps need the following enhancements: 1) Allow more/unlimited plotting of points 2) Allow control over the size of the markers 3) Allow formatting of the marker border or elimination of marker borders. When trying to plot numerous values on a map, the large markers overlap each other and cause poor graphical coloring due to the different color border around the marker during overlap. Additionally, the number of markers that can be plotted is not enough.

    9 votes
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  7. TEST mahendra

    Test Mahendra

    1 vote
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  8. Audit log improvements

    With the increasing user base for PowerBI, it would be nice to capture below details in the audit logs for better management.
    * Session log in timestamp
    * Session close/log out timestamp
    * Location of the User
    * Session duration
    * User actions on the dashboard like actions on slicers, page visits, page filters, report filters, data exports, time spent on each page etc.,

    25 votes
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  9. 1944299

    some idea testing

    2 votes
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  10. pin report/dashbaord to start screen like a contact or website

    It would be great if a report or dashboard could be pinned to the WIN10 start screen so that users could go directly to it. It would function the same way pinning a contact or website currently functions.

    1 vote
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  11. Datasheet View scrolling

    In Datasheet view the scroll bars needs to be much more user friendly. They are too small. They do not have arrows on the corners for easier scrolling. Every time a change is made or you press enter the whole screen automatically re-directs all the way to the left. This should not happen. Also, we should be able to add a new column and have it stay without putting in the formula immediately.

    2 votes
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  12. Since updating to latest version of PowerBI, can't change column to format as "abc123" or "Any" when other columns are formatted as such.

    In query editor, since updating to latest version of PowerBI, can't change column to format as "abc123" or "Any" when other columns are formatted as such.

    2 votes
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  13. Analyze in Excel data corrupted

    I pull a CSV file into PBI Desktop, create a report, publish it to PowerBI.com. Report looks good. Data model is working. Then I "analyze in Excel," and as I build a pivot table it's obvious that the database connection is corrupt. Zip codes mixed in with customer names, product codes mixed with fiscal year, etc...

    6 votes
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  14. Remove header space above textbox

    The header or handle above a textbox should not take up extra vertical space like every visual. This extra vertical space makes it difficult to use textboxes as labels throughout the page. Consider a report page with a lot of visuals that have been meticulously positioned and aligned along with textboxes for labels, each having extra white space above them. Overlapping multiple visuals is cumbersome and confusing for users.
    If I need to add a title in the top of the page, the space above the textbox is wasted.

    41 votes
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  15. Morph Power BI Desktop and Excel to become one Super Tool

    It feels like the roadmap for Excel is that it will become more tightly integrated with Power BI. Isn't this the natural next step?

    2 votes
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  16. Power BI needs language to make visual properties dynamically changeable.

    I know DAX is a data centric language but Power BI needs commands or functions to make visual properties dynamically changeable.
    It would be great if PBI allowed value passing to the "Format" fields. My problem is that I use a slicer to present different metrics but I can't change the Start and End values for the different metrics since those are currently typed in. When one metric has a scale of 0-to-100 while another metric has a scale of 0-to-5 the second metric displays like a flat line. If I could lookup the scale when changing metrics and applying…

    3 votes
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  17. Grammatical mistake on main page

    You might have a grammatical mistake on the main page of Power BI.. towards the end. I am not sure if Analyses is written with an E or with an I as Analysis. Here's the text:

    Linking data for analyses was something we couldn’t do before. With Power BI, it’s simple. Power BI makes the hard things easy. Everything becomes possible.

    1 vote
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  18. Formatting options in Tables / Matrix tables separately for each field added

    Missing basic formatting options for colorizing each of the added-columns separately, let’s say an example:

    - I added a Manager Name, Agent name, Fiscal Week, Product Group & Product Name into the table. And I want to be able to format Manager and Product Group separately from the others, something like ‘higher-level’ hierarchy format, if you get what I mean…

    Or in a summary:
    We need to be able to select each dimension and measure added in the tables / Matrix separately, for formatting purposes. Sometimes, it is not good that all measures and dimensions are formatted equally, when you…

    6 votes
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  19. Conditional formatting for dimensions

    It’s good that you added it, but it’s really some basic alpha-beta level only, in my opinion. It should enable the users to conditionally-format also the dimensions (Attributes) and not only measures (Metrics).

    For example I have got a report with Revenue $ by region (AMER / EMEA / APJ) and i want the colors of the whole row / column / field to be cahnged based on the Region dimension OR Revenue measure).
    Today, we can do only set up a simple conditions to measures.

    45 votes
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