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  1. ArcGIS maps to be located in Power BI tenant's geographic location (e.g. Canada)

    Due to our company's privacy policies we need to ensure that ArcGIS maps are located and stored in the national cloud instance, in our case it's Canada. Can we expect this service any time soon?

    6 votes
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    • Trial test for Power BI Premium

      There should be a trial test for Power BI Premium. At least limited to only one workgroup, and only 1GB per dataset as it is for Power BI PRO. This way we can test its capacity and way to interact with Power BI Service and SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).

      4 votes
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      • Export to Powerpoint with filters

        We need the ability to export with current filters selected. Without this capability the export function is limited. Export to Adobe with preselected filter without having to save the report would work as well.

        8 votes
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        • We need a Power BI Personal for non-commercial use

          Would love to be able to use Power BI to display personal data and reports to friends and family. I think this would be a great way to showcase the product and would enable those without a corporate Power BI to get started.

          2 votes
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            • Allow admins to control which users' identities are exposed in per-user usage metrics

              Usage metrics now expose per-user information - i.e. the names of the users that are accessing dashboards and reports.

              Allow admins control which users' names and info are picked up by the feature. In other words, admins can choose to "anonymize" certain sets of users so that their names do not appear in usage metrics.

              2 votes
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              • Friendly query list when connecting to SAP BW

                When users connect to a SAP BW data source they are presented with the SAP BW back-end InfoArea hierarchy. This is highly technical in nature and often not primarily designed to be user facing but instead used to manage layered data architectures, security, etc.

                Given this, it would be desirable to be able to present an alternative information architecture; a curated, more user friendly layout of queries that are meaningful for analysis in Power BI.

                Without such a friendly, understandable structure – there can be difficulty in a user finding information and hence potential adoption issues for BW data sources.…

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                • Merge ideas on ideas forum

                  I find the idea forum is loaded with duplicates of ideas where votes and comments are split between multiple threads.
                  It would be useful if the community could propose a merger with other ideas on the forum (with the link) and then admins could merge the ideas and remove the duplicates.

                  I think this would make it easier for Microsoft to gain a clearer idea of what users want. And for users would help their ideas to gain a common thread of conversation, plus gain a stronger voice for the ideas they want.

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                  • Use Power BI to report on this Power BI Ideas Site

                    My suggestion applies to this site in general. I'd like to see which top ideas were implemented and which ones were not. So a way for you to be transparent with how much you are listening to your users. Wouldn't it be great if you had a reporting tool you could embed in this site to show thru some good visualizations? Hint, hint.

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                    • Use the app workspaces team sharepoint site as the landing page for shared workspaces

                      The Workspace files facility feels like an after thought. It isn't easy to find and doesn't integrate well.

                      I think a brilliant idea would be to have the Sharepoint Team Site that gets created for an app workspace to be the default landing page for that workspace. All the left menu items in power bi should be in the left menus in the sharepoint site so they both effectively become the same thing.

                      Coupled with this we should be able to store our pbix files in here with versioning and deploy them to Power BI stright from the context menu.

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                      • Ability to Favorite a Report

                        I'd like to be able to Favorite a Report just like we can with a Dashboard. Favoriting a Dataset makes sense too.

                        13 votes
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                        • Devops Process

                          There is currently no clear, built-in system for source control, test, gated approval and release of new reports.

                          If you have admin rights, you have god mode. Use it with caution.

                          As a result, IMHE analysts teams are likely to learn the hard way about all the reasons why formal IT teams have developed governance controls for software development and release.

                          I can imagine this becoming a functionality of Power BI Premium since it's an enterprise type feature.

                          I can imagine a scenario where the reports authors publish to a project in VSTS . Then VSTS' build environment runs unit…

                          6 votes
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                          • Reporting on inactive users

                            Our primary focus is on users that are NOT using the features including Office PP licensed users that are not activated, etc. It seems very painful to identify users that are NOT active.

                            6 votes
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                            • Separate group ownership from group membership

                              Our company reporting structure changes frequently and our BI team needs to be able to leverage the "Reports To" field of Azure AD Premium to dynamically determine group Membership. Individuals on our BI team must be able to possess Ownership, sans Membership, of multiple groups so that they can manage Power BI content for multiple workspaces. Currently, membership in multiple groups would require the BI team to "Report to" multiple people within the organization, which is not reflective of the typical business environment and is not an enterprise level solution. To enable company-wide adoption of Power BI, Group Ownership should…

                              2 votes
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                              • Display Filters when Reports Are Exported to Excel, Power Point, PDF, or Printed

                                Display Filters when Dashboards and Reports Are Exported to Excel, Power Point, PDF, or Printed

                                Without this feature I don't see how Power BI is a viable BI Platform for enterprise. If I can't export, save a PDF or print a dashboard or report with the applied filters as either a header or a footer, than the data is useless and should not be used to make trusted business decisions.

                                Most every other BI Vendor provides this functionality, Magic Quadrant or not.

                                Come on Microsoft I have faith.

                                16 votes
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                                • Migrate legacy Spotfire dashboards to Power BI

                                  It would be excellent if Microsoft could provide a mechanism to migrate legacy dashboards, libraries and data connections from Spotfire to Power BI. This would help individuals, teams and organisations that have chosen Power BI to be their preferred BI tool to reduce the pain, time and effort of having to rebuild dashboards from scratch. Additional support for other popular data analytics tools such Tableau would be useful.

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                                  • Add the new matrix visual to Power BI Service

                                    The new matrix visual in Power BI Desktop that allows you to slice on individual fields is nice but should be added to the service to allow for a seamless process when you publish from Desktop.

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                                      • Subscribe Emails snapshiot

                                        I have some ideas about how to improve the UX for BI.
                                        1. Custom Naming for Subscriptions, the current email subject appears as: "Subject: Subscriptions for dataset name (Report Name)" This is problematic when using 1 dataset for several reports that may not be completely related. Allow for us to Title this subscription.

                                        2. Screenshots given do not update based on what the current report looks like. For Executives having them be able to see not a preview but a snapshot is not only what they expect, but what they should see. Instead we see whatever the report looked like…

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                                        • 3D Visuals in Power BI

                                          Just like an excel why are we not supported to have 3D visualizations which would give more attractiveness and more essence to customers

                                          4 votes
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