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  1. Integrate Power BI Desktop & SSAS Tabular to one developement tool

    As a Self Service BI Manager - Working With a lot of client/enterprises - in my experience -
    Power bi desktop 10 times advanced then ssas tabular
    with the "m" functionality an a lot of advanced features

    that ssas tabular missing - or - more complicated to maintain the same functionality.
    Way so - it should be more advanced developing work space - like power bi desktop - for large scales of data - that is the real :next generation of BI !!!!

    4 votes
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  2. Pass-Thru Authentication for O365

    Allow pass through authentication for PowerBI to your PowerBI Tenant. Even though PowerBI is part of the O365 stack it has a separate authentication layer. This causes problem when attempting to use O365 content in PowerBI reports. Specifically images that they user normally would have access to don't work until the user manually connect to either Sharepoint Online or Devle

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. 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.

    45 votes
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  5. 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…

    6 votes
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  6. Office 365 Videos and Other Work Loads Usage in Adoption content pack

    Could you please include Office 365 Videos and Other Work Loads Usage in Adoption content pack as you have done for existing work loads.

    Please include other ones which are not included so that we can adopt users, measure and push for more usage to organisation

    5 votes
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  7. 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.

    13 votes
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  8. Make SSAS Live Connections/DirectQuery more functional/flexible

    I love the fact that we can make live connections to a SSAS Tabular model in DirectQuery mode as it allows us to share common semantic models on our enterprise data. However, with a live connection we lose very important features such as: renaming fields, adding calculated fields, grouping and binning to name just a few. Ideally, when I make a SSAS live connection these types of functions would remain enabled.

    One option might be to allow users to import the SSAS tabular model in live (DirectQuery) mode.

    36 votes
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  9. 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

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. Provide source control for PBIX development

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

    33 votes
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  12. Notifications on delete of dataset/report/dashboard

    When a dataset/report/dashboard is added to a shared workspace, users get notifications.

    When a dataset/report/dashboard is deleted from a shared workspace, users do not get notifications. Why? I would prefer to get them.

    3 votes
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  13. User Flow for Usage Reports

    I would like to know the user flow of each user using the report. Basically, to know in what sequence they use the report, to understand the story/questions the user is looking for.

    If you can provide the above at tile level instead of page level it would be mindblowing!!

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    12 votes
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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. 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.

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    31 votes
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  18. Global "Test as User"

    We use USERNAME() Row Level Security quite a bit for our different data models. I would like to see the ability to test as user from the Tenant Level as well as data set level, so I can see exactly what that user's screen looks like for Workspaces, Dashboards, and Reports.

    5 votes
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  19. 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

    7 votes
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  20. 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…

    3 votes
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