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  1. Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports

    In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.

    FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

    342 votes
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      17 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      27 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)

        24 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!

        • 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.

          13 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.

            10 votes
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            • 10 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

                9 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

                  7 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.

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

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

                      7 votes
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                      • i want PBI to cook breakfast

                        i want PBI to cook breakfast

                        7 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…

                          7 votes
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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.

                            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.

                              5 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,…

                                4 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.

                                  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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                                    • Search Box in Workspace Pane for New User Interface

                                      There should be a search box in the Switch Workspaces navigation pane for the new user interface. For admin users like myself that have a lot of workspaces this would help.

                                      3 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.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Color blind ready validation

                                          Built in accessibility feature to simulate color-blind deficiency.

                                          Purpose:
                                          increase awareness of CBD
                                          Make it simple and easy for report developers to identify and rectify report designs with CBD accessibility issues.

                                          3 votes
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