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  1. Power BI usage statistics

    Provide analysis of how our Power BI dashboards/reports are being used:

    Hit count, Q&A queries ran, filters applied, common actions etc.

    This would allow us to track the importance and use of our reporting and see how different users interact with the data.

    917 votes
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      Hi everyone! Last week, we released usage reporting for IT admins. You can read more about it on our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-march-update-part-two/#usage We want to add similar metrics for content creators in the future as well.

      If you are looking for auditing capabilities (logs of views/export/printing/publishing to web per user or IP) for admins tracking sensitive data or data leaks, please vote on the specific idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13279371

    • Certify content packs

      We need the ability to certify content packs for us in large corporations.

      This feature is key for ensuring employees in the company know what data/sources/content is the right one to use.

      24 votes
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      • Enable IT Admin to determine who can publish to the entire organization

        Let the IT Admin determine who can add publish content packs to all people in organization (using alias, DL and SG)

        17 votes
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          You can currently turn off publishing organizational content packs to the entire organization. We are looking into adding whitelisting and blacklisting of users and groups later. Keep voting if you are interested in this feature!

        • 8 votes
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          • Data classification in Power BI

            Data classification in Power BI is an cool functionality to control governance on the data flow in to the service. Would be great to have this data classification also to Reports, Data Sets and also at "Group Workspaces" level. As a next step we would build an process to visualize reports, data sets, dashboards based on these data classification in power BI Admin center and integrate such alerts with Microsoft flow.

            7 votes
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            • Need ability to direct users to corporate links for info, training, support

              Corporations need to be able to redirect their users to corporate links for Power BI info, training and support.

              The Power BI Admin should have the ability to specify URLs to direct their Power BI users to corporate resources (URLs) for:

              a. Training
              b. Support
              c. General guidance and info

              These links should be easily distinguished from the Power BI public support, training and portals. The Power BI Admin should be able to set:

              a. Show tenant specific links only
              b. Show both tenant specific and Power BI public

              6 votes
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              • Need for curated re- useable training (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

                Need for curated re- useable training (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

                5 votes
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                • Allow viewers to rate dashboard/reports (feedback for creators)

                  I personally struggle a lot of times trying to understand the relevance of a dashboard or how up-to-date it is. Especially in large organizations, there are a myriad of boards and it easy to get lost.

                  Idea: Enable reviewers/visitors to rate dashboard based on relevance and information provided - similar to the GitHub star rating or Amazon product rating.

                  In short: A feedback system for the creator.

                  4 votes
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                  • Make PowerBI simple: PowerBI desktop should work without DAX for casual users

                    Transform vs Modelling
                    The Transform capability is great, because i can do everything I need with the UI. This is not the case with Modelling.

                    Modelling
                    Having used PowerBI Desktop on many datasets, I found that it should be made simpler for non DAX experts.A UI based interface including some "AI" Assisted intelligence could easily achieve the below and make the product reach a new category of users.
                    1. Matrix and Table visuals
                    • Key features such as Column renaming, Cumulative values, Comparisons Year on Year etc. are missing and require quite a bit of DAX fiddling. I know that…

                    4 votes
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                    • Need On/Off switch for any feature that has security or privacy implications

                      Need On/Off switch for any feature. Particularly those have security or privacy implications

                      3 votes
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                      • i want PBI to cook breakfast

                        i want PBI to cook breakfast

                        3 votes
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                        • Allow users to still get to their data after 6 months.

                          Support hasn't been able to figure out why my company email as account sign in no longer works after using the desktop and powerbi.com site for over 6 months. It would be really beneficial if customers could trust that they can still get to their data after signing up for Power BI service. That way they can do their job of analyzing data using this tool. Seems like this "feature" would really help in user adoption.

                          3 votes
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                          • Grouping capability in Slicers in Power BI Service

                            We are currently having analytics based on location country. We need to have a slicer to get reports for continents. How can we add countries in a group? There does not seem to be any grouping capability available in the Power BI service.

                            2 votes
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                            • No inner/outer rings for preview/early features (related to On/Off feature switch)

                              Need On/Off switch for any feature. Particularly those have security or privacy implications

                              2 votes
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                              • Need to publish tenant specific service alerts in the Power BI service

                                Companies and users of Power BI need a central location for all their power BI information. Today, service notices are posted in the Power BI community site, but not everyone looks there.

                                Service notices should be:
                                1. Posted in the notification center in the Power BI service
                                2. Should include tenant specific notices
                                3. Users should be able to sign up to receive an additional email notification.

                                Today, Microsoft build some "glue" that partially enables this for Microsoft employees. Power BI should build this into the product so that other companies have the same (better) capabilities.

                                2 votes
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                                • No visibility into features voted on by your company

                                  No visibility into features voted on by your company

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Provide source control for PBIX development

                                    Provide the ability to have source control against PBIX development in order to manage releases etc

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Many Ideas: Export/Connect Table & Matrix to Excel in Visualization Format; Pre-Built Report Templates; Data Source Compatibility

                                      While you guys have made great strides in allowing tables to be exported in their summarized view form, there are still some very impactful and easy-to-implement ideas that need to be executed.

                                      I'm working on getting my entire company to adopt Power BI as the sole reporting system; however almost every single employee will always need to have some of their reports/data in excel. Currently they are exporting data from our ERP, then building in excel (where they can then further manipulate/ analyze/ merge/ utilize their data). While I have recreated (and optimized/automated) many of their reports in Power BI,…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Enable granular permissions for Power BI service tenant level settings

                                        Allow granular permissions ( using Azure AD users and groups ) for the following tenant settings;

                                        Publish to web
                                        Allow sharing content to external users

                                        Both of these service settings when enabled are not audited for free users of the service ( the event is logged but the user name is not included) and both settings could have damaging consequences if not used correctly.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Ability to publish PowerBI Reports to Docs.com

                                          If a company could publish some of its reports like the Annual Report to Docs.com it would help improve the exposure to Docs.com and PowerBI.
                                          Also if people could work on public datasets like MLB scores, NFl Scores,Contracts and publish these reports to docs.com it would improve the exposure even more. This would also require opening up PowerBI to Users instead of just companies

                                          2 votes
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