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  1. The shared dashboard email from the service should have a link to an intro video

    The email that is generated from Power BI when someone shares a dashboard should include a link to a short video on how to navigate the service aimed at end users of the service e.g. “First time user? Find out how to get the most out of Power BI”. We certainly had several users who have
    • Not realised the reports have multiple tabs
    • Not realised they can drill through from the dashboard to reports
    • Don’t know about the “drill down” functionality
    • Struggle with filters
    • Won’t realise they can now drill through
    • Don’t know they…

    32 votes
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      2 votes
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      • General Tooltip or Infotip for Visuals

        It would be cool to have the ability to add Informational Custom Tooltips/Infotips to visuals.

        For example, a report curator would be able to add information about what a visual calculates or displays. This could show as a small "i" or "?" that when hovered over, shows a pop over with information about that visual.

        This could help users quickly get the most value out of a report and it's containing visuals.

        7 votes
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        • Rename "Print" in Power BI service to "Print Screenshot"

          Lack of real printing is hurting adoption. Microsoft ignores this issue and keeps delivering features that a very tiny minority of users want/need. Printing affects everybody. Not everybody walks around with a fully charged laptop / tablet all day. FIX PRINTING NOW AND BURY TABLEAU FOREVER! Or don't

          10 votes
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          • Export visual as picture

            Having the ability to copy a visual (with applied highlighting) to paste into other applications would allow for reports to be written with narrative around each visual.

            If pasted into a Microsoft office application it could carry the link back to the relevant report (if permissions allowed) with the filters that feed the visual, essentially a bookmark link.

            Would be great if this would include all of the visual, rather than just what is displayed on screen, for example a matrix with all the rows. (Should also apply for printing)
            Could wrap the picture in a power bi branded frame…

            13 votes
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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.

              20 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.

                43 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).

                  13 votes
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                  • Improve Default Visuals

                    Power BI has been out for awhile now and, while it's great that Vertipaq and M engine have dedicated resources, there appears to be little love for improving the default visuals. There are still *many* giant gaps missing from almost every one of them.

                    This failure to address the visual aspect of PBI is what's preventing the Tableau and Qlik communities from jumping ship. Their response is ALWAYS, "the visuals can do 80% of what I need but it's missing the other 20%". Unfortunately this missing 20% cannot be "hacked" like it can be Tableau - if it's not an…

                    4 votes
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                    • "Copy to workspace" functionality for Apps

                      Currently it seems that it's impossible for end-users to access the dataset in Power BI - only in Excel! That's kinda crazy - please enable similar "copy to workspace" functionality as content packs.
                      In particular, it should be possible for users to copy a report from an App and customize it - we need this for several use cases.

                      11 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.

                        15 votes
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                        • Requiring users that you share a dashboard with to have a Pro license really hurts adoption of this product

                          Require a Pro license in order to share a dashboard out, but do not require a Pro license in order to have a dashboard shared with them. We just lost a massive amount of users due to this, which has caused a negative opinion of the product and are now spreading the bad word throughout an organization of 40,000 employees/users.

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                          • Current Selections Box

                            Need to have a current selections Box

                            1 vote
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                            • Adequação medidas rápidas

                              Nas medidas rápidas, classificação por estrela, poderia deixar colocar uma formula de média.

                              Sendo assim tudo que estiver acima da média, ele já informa nas estrelas

                              1 vote
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                              • grouping the visuals or feilds to make it as one visual

                                we have the grouping functionality in excel, we can group multiple visuals to one and we can group multiple fields like combining multiple into one

                                2 votes
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                                • Provide sample pbix files for newly released key features

                                  The key features are great but sometimes it is hard to create a sample report in power bi to showcase the feature. It would be helpful to have the files being used in the videos or sample pbix to test and showcase the features.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Overwrite a locally published .pbix file with one in one drive

                                    We have a lot of .Pbix files that were published locally to the service. We now want to move to saving these files in One drive for business and use the version control and sync functions. But when I attempt to overwrite the file by using the get data option it creates a copy rather then asking if I want the option to overwrite. As you can imagine if we have dashboards created off these reports I do not really want to have to recreate all these.

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                                    • BRING BACK CUSTOM VISUALS FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTS

                                      Due to current data security considerations, it is not possible for people in my office to sign in to Power BI, since it also includes the Power BI Service. This didn't cause any major problems with learning how to use Power BI, as we could enjoy all the Desktop features. With the custom visuals now off limits to those without the professional account, however, we are limited to whatever comes out of the box. Please switch back the ability to download custom visuals without signing in.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Shareable Enterprise Quick Measures

                                        Create a second set of measures that can be stored as shareable Quick Measures using named Users. Will help propagate standardization, knowledge sharing, staff efficiency and consistency across the enterprise

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                                        • Mention someone in comment to send email/chat linking back to specific visual/bookmark

                                          It would be super helpful to be able to mention someone in a comment to send an email and/or Teams chat notification with a link back to the specific report visual/bookmark.

                                          Please also try and align this user experience with Excel and across Office 365.

                                          Excel: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/16832272-allow-me-to-mention-someone-to-send-simple-notifi

                                          O365: https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/19592158-add-mention-function-in-comments-in-all-online-of

                                          5 votes
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