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  1. Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

    Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

    66 votes
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    • Page level audit log

      Anyone who uses Power BI and audits its logs will only be able to audit until dashboard level. The idea is to increase the level of detail to page level so that you can know which pages are beeing visited the most/least and by which users. This new information will enable you to modify your dashborads accordingly, enhance them and much more.

      116 votes
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      • how many scheduled refresh

        To have a report showing how many scheduled refresh by capacities.
        In that report, we shall have different granularity from 30 mins, 1 hour, 4 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours in time. In terms of the capcity level, we wish that we can see, dataset, workspace, capacity, 3 levels. Also the owner of the refresh is important.

        The whole idea is because if we have too many schedules happening at the same time. The capacity may not be able to handle it. But we don't have such report, so we don't know how many is happening at a particular time.…

        28 votes
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        • Support data expiry/retention to aid NGP compliance

          Being able to configure datasets with an explicit expiry would greatly aid NGP compliance work

          8 votes
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          • Allow users without PowerBI Pro to at least view reports/dashboards. At this point, PowerBI is unusable.

            There shouldn't be a requirement for a Pro license to simply view data in a dashboard. One can view data without a special license level in Excel, so I don't understand the need for it in Power BI.

            9 votes
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            • Would be nice to have a probe that checks the availability of the Premium Capacity

              Would be nice to have a probe that checks the availability of the Premium Capacity. With a probe scheduled to run every x number on minutes/hours, admins could be notified of an outage before user's start having issues.

              7 votes
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              • Restrict ability for non admin users to upload own content to the service

                Hey friends,

                I think it would be very usefull for many companies if there would be a way for admins to prevent non-admin users or other groups of users from uploading their own content to the service.

                5 votes
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                • Add user groups to workspace members

                  It would be helpful to be able to add AD/AAD security groups to App Workspace members/admins. At the moment we are having to manually update users across most of our spaces as the Analytics team require access to all.

                  30 votes
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                  • password

                    Creating an encrypted authentication key that allows users to open a PBIX file or tabs inside it.
                    PBIX files hold intellectual properties of organizations and should be protected from unauthorized disclosure or distribution

                    38 votes
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                    • Power BI admin should be able to proxy a user

                      It would be very helpful to have the ability to proxy another user, so we can troubleshoot some dashboards, reports, data-sets ...etc and make some changes on behalf of the requester.

                      9 votes
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                      • Ability to hide "Try Pro for free" under Premium tenant

                        Allowing free users to try Pro for 60 days will put them under consideration that they are Pro users and once the trial ends there will be lot of questions on having their Trial back. This seems to be a marketing strategy but we need the ability to turn off the prompts asking a user to try Pro for free. Users can also create lot of content in 60 days and lose the ability to use it after 60 days trial ends.

                        14 votes
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                        • Power BI Admin Takeover App Workspace

                          The Power BI Admin Role should be able to perform an Administrative Takeover of and App Worskspace.

                          Currently the only way to perform administrative tasks in that app workspace is to have the app workspace admins credentials restored/reset. This seems unnecessarily complicated and for some organizations requires approvals from Human Resources or COO. The Power BI Admin role should be a true Administrative user and be able to perform all functions any other role can perform within the Power BI service.

                          12 votes
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                          • Include Reports/Dashboards from Multiple Workspaces in One App

                            Similar to ideas around creating multiple apps from one workspace, it would be very beneficial to have the ability to create a high-level app that includes reports from multiple workspaces. For example, our executive team would like to see specific reports from sales, accounting, and fields ops in one app instead of navigating to three different apps/workspaces to view the appropriate reports.

                            4 votes
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                            • Limit data sources available to Publish to Web

                              There are cases where Publish to Web could be used against the recommendation to only share public data. Either intentionally or unintentionally, users can share enterprise data via Publish to Web by ignoring the current warning message.

                              The Admin Portal allows admins to disable Publish to Web completely or limit it to specific security groups. Going a step further, give admins the ability to allow/deny select specific data source connectors for their tenant rather than disable everything.

                              For example, an admin set their tenant so that reports that utilize SQL Server, Analysis Services, SAP HANA, etc. would not be allowed…

                              15 votes
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                              • Dashboards to monitor Power BI Online Service Performance

                                I am from Tableau Background and i find that the Administrative features in Power BI are very limited.
                                For example, if a user complaints about slowness in a Dashboard, We do not have any Troubleshooting options/parameters to troubleshoot.
                                a. How to deal User complaints if the performance is slow.
                                Possible reasons and metrics to investigate. it can be due to any reason not limiting to
                                o Heavy Dashboard/Poor Dashboard design.
                                o Limited Infrastructure and more traffic.
                                o Network issues

                                In case of Live Connections/Direct query, we should have parameters to measure load times of different users.
                                Users might be connecting…

                                9 votes
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                                • Publish existing Dataset to retain Authorisation and Refresh Schedule

                                  When republishing a dataset from the desktop client, it would be good if the existing authorisation and refresh schedule are retained from the existing settings online. Currently, I have to remember to correct them each time a push a new change. (I can't just make the changes in the web as not all features are available there.)

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Filter reporting Tabs (RLS equivalent)

                                    Set up and develop the equivalent of RLS, but to manage and filter access to specific reporting tabs.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • More Granular Permissions to Control Content in the Service

                                      There are three broad groups of users that we'll be supporting with our enterprise rollout of Power BI:

                                      1. Consumers - who should be able to just consume predefined reports and dashboards. We plan to set these users up as non-pro with access to Power BI Apps (assigned to premium capacity)


                                      2. Authors - aka pro users, with the ability to author reports and dashboards, and create new datasets and/or modify existing data sets. These users will use the desktop tool for authoring and will be members of the appropriate "DEV" workspace(s) - these "DEV" workspaces will have Edit permissions…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Subscribe feature where dataset does not have a live connection

                                        The subscribe feature is only available for datasets with a live connection, where data is published from a PBIX file on a manual basis no emails are generated when an updated version of the PBIX file is published.

                                        I would like to have the option of subscribing and generating emails with the same functionality (i.e. snapshot of report and personalised message) for this method of refreshing data.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • View User Report Access by User

                                          It would be nice to see what dashboards/reports/datasets a user has access to by selecting just that user, instead of having to click Share on a dashboard/report and then flipping over to the Access tab. Would also be nice to select a User and then share multiple dashboards/reports to that user.

                                          2 votes
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