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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.

    127 votes
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  2. 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.

    126 votes
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  3. New way to schedule refreshes

    The current method of setting up scheduled refresh in the Power BI service is clunky and nearly unusable--not to mention an RSI nightmare.

    Some better solutions:
    --Option for "Refresh every X minutes/hours/days"
    --Ability to schedule more frequently
    --Powershell to create/update Scheduled Refreshes for Datasets

    125 votes
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  4. Automated exporting of PowerPoint files from Dashboards, Reports

    This is with regards to the new Export to PowerPoint Feature.
    We would like to have this automated.
    For instance, every 30th, a background job should kick in and automatically, generate the PowerPoint slides of certain Power BI Dashboards or Reports and save it in a folder or send it as an e-mail to a few people. This will be a great feature. Let us know.

    Is this possible?
    Can we achieve this?

    112 votes
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  5. Tooltips for buttons

    Since the July release it is possible to use tooltips on tables.
    It would be great if this option can be used on buttons in the action section.
    Now we have 'Back', 'Bookmark' and 'Q&A'
    Is it possible to add 'Tooltip' for buttons, so it's possible to use (for example) an info button, which shows information about the current report or visual for customer purposes?

    106 votes
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  6. Create Viewer Access Role

    I have many end users who should remain as such. End users. They should be able to consume content period. Having this limited access will not allow them to edit, alter, delete, update, etc. They should also not be able to download content in a PBIX file as they won't be permission-ed to connect to the original data sources only. This would be very helpful to have, particularly in the new apps where I have various levels of users interacting with the published content, some who truly need read-only access (particularly in B2B situations where we publish data to external…

    104 votes
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  7. Export Data

    Ability to export data from published report.

    99 votes
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  8. Option to disable sharing from personal workspaces

    Option to disable sharing from personal workspaces at the tenant level.
    Governance - We would like to have an option to prevent users from sharing content from their personal workspaces

    94 votes
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  9. Save a PBIX file without data

    It would be handy to have the ability to work on PBIX files with very large datasets locally and then upload them elsewhere without including all the data - just the definitions.

    Once uploaded you would obviously need to refresh the data but this would be much more efficient - particularly when using asymmetric network connections with slow up speeds.

    93 votes
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  10. 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…

    90 votes
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  11. Fix Releative Date Slicer / UTC issue.

    I know I can change my data to be reflected in UTC but then i suddenly show, for example, Invoices paid Septmeber 30th as being paid in October. this is so wrong!

    You simply need to change PBI where date slicers are reflecting local time and not UTC. I cannot display all of our financial data improperly (as UTC).

    88 votes
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  12. Data Category for other protocols ("file://", "ftp://", "ms-windows-store://" and others)

    PowerBI should also treat other protocols as a hyperlink not just ones that start with "http://"

    Examples:
    http://
    ms-windows-store://
    ftp://
    etc.

    Maybe there should be a "Protocol" or "Hyperlink" Data Category

    86 votes
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  13. 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.

    81 votes
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  14. Add the ability to Sort (A,Z) and Categorize Gateway Data Sources

    On the Manage Gateways page, add the ability to sort data sources ascending or descending within a particular gateway. Also, add the ability to categorize data sources within a gateway by 1.) Data Source type and/or 2.) Custom categorization. My team currently has 30+ gateway data sources to manage, and without organization of the gateway data sources, it's difficult to find what you are looking for as an administrator of the gateway.

    77 votes
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  15. password protect Power BI publish links

    Power BI publish is a very good option for sharing rapidly reports specialy with people who doen't have PBI or never heard of it. But the acces to report must be password protected to secure the data.

    68 votes
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  16. Date Format Problem with Streaming Data Set

    Having a pbi streaming data set (with history) with a column of type datetime (filled by a stream analytics output). Power BI Portal Language is set to "German". But display in pbi report table is still in format: mm/dd/yyyy. What I need is: dd/mm/yyyy. I don't see any possiblity get the desired date format based on a streaming dataset? (Content in the colum of the datetime looks like: "2016-12-05T16:27:27.926Z")

    To be able to set a locale in a Report or Dashboard like in SSRS would be handy but any other solution to the described problem is very welcome!

    64 votes
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  17. Monthly subscription option

    Please add "Monthly" subscription option. We have many enterprise-level reports which must be consumed at monthly cutoff (which varies by business area). A daily report is far too frequent, and weekly will miss month end one in seven times :)

    60 votes
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  18. Field Groups for Blank Values Rolled in to "Other"

    Blank values do not currently roll into the "Other" ungrouped values when creating group filters.

    The Blanks are still to be displayed as part of the dataset but it would be ideal to consider these as ungrouped so they could be named in a group.

    60 votes
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  19. edit a personal copy of an app

    Users used to be able to create and edit a personal copy of a content pack. Now with Apps, users no longer have that ability. Please add back the capability for users to edit and personalize an App so that they can dig more into the reports without impacting other users.

    54 votes
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  20. See everywhere a measure is being used (Measure Dependencies)

    It would be nice to be able to click on a measure and see all other measures that are using that measure. Kind of like Query Dependencies, but for measures.

    I have several hundred measures, and many of them are using the same base measures, this would help with diagnosing issues when I have to change one of those base measures. Thank you!

    53 votes
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