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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.

    220 votes
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    • Published date

      Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows

      92 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.

        220 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.

          65 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.…

            55 votes
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            • Take over all reports when employee leaves

              We had an employee who made a ton of reports in PBI and left. Appartently, we have to take these reports seperately over as an author. Can you make an options to take over all reports of an author when that persons ends the power bi licence?

              12 votes
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              • Limit / filter custom visual marketplace for organizations

                MS certifies custom visuals which does incl. not 3rd party involvement. This makes it easier to get clearance for such visuals for organizational use. It would be great if organizations had a lean way of making these visuals available to their users. Currently the marketplace often is to blocked by organizations due to the potential 3rd party involvement. Certified visuals rule that out. Now we are missing an easy way just to distribute visuals with clearance over the marketplace for organizational users. Currently only downloading and uploading them to the organizational visuals is a inconvenient way to achieve this.

                11 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.

                  26 votes
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                  • Add the Admin Portal to the Power BI Report Server on premise

                    Add the Admin Portal to the Power BI Report Server on premise. Like to be able to report on access and usage through built-in reports rather than building our own.

                    9 votes
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                    • Ability to tell between data refresh and structural changes

                      When multiple people work on a report, dashboard or app, it is currently not possible to understand if they have just refreshed the data (in which case another user can re-refresh) or if they have made structural changes that are at risk of being overwritten by another user when that user publishes. At the minimum for a dataset there should be an indication when it was refreshed (and by who), and when it was structurally changed (and by who)

                      11 votes
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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.

                        16 votes
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                        • can we run Power BI service on some private server

                          Can we host Power BI to private server? As of now we have to publish the entire data to PowerBI service i.e. store local data on a third party portal. Instead,can we host Power Bi service as we fetch from app.powerbi.com on some www.xyzrandom.com ?

                          3 votes
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                          • Automatically update App when new reports and dashboards are published to the workspace

                            Presently when you create an App from a Workspace and then publish a new version of one of the reports to the Workspace you have to update the App for the new report to be visible in the App. Apparently the App holds on to some cached version of the report.This was also the case in content packs which were the predecessor to Apps. We need an option in the App to have it automatically use the report from the Workspace versus whatever cached version it is presently using.

                            5 votes
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                            • Dataset last refresh duration and time in progress

                              Add two information labels to each dataset in 'Datasets' tab of the Service:
                              1) How much time took to refresh dataset last time.
                              2) How long current refresh is already running

                              It is not convenient to go to particular dataset settings everytime you wan to check a status of the refresh. Especially, if you have 20 datasets to check.

                              2 votes
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                              • restrict copy data from visuals by tenant level setting

                                New update that allows copy data from Table and Matrix visuals negates tenant level security setting "Export data" even if users are restricted by that setting, they still can copy paste data from within visuals, could we please have this as tenant level setting as well with exception groups facility.

                                Thanks,
                                Ahsan Khawaja

                                2 votes
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                                • Workspace Adminstration

                                  Improve the administration of workspaces. As an administrator I want to be able to access and have visibility of all workspaces, dashboards, reports and datasets. I want to be able to restrict users being able to use their My Workspace. I want to be able to disable the creation of workspaces for Pro users. I want to be able to create groups to manage access to workspaces without needing global admin rights.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Tenant Settings - Export Data

                                    Tenant Settings - Export Data

                                    Separate "Export Data" and "Analyze in Excel"

                                    I want do give the "Analyze in Excel" without "Export Data"

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Publish to web: control when a refresh must be done

                                      Currently, reports published to web refresh automatically after some minutes. I'd like to control when a refresh must be done. We could have buttons like Refresh Now and an option to schedule a refresh.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Exporting out the users list in an excel sheet from workspace/app basis

                                        It is kind of manual process to copy the list of users which have access of an app or workspace over PowerBi.com. Its good to have download user list kind of feature. Its good if we can also do the reverse of it.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Power BI for US government users using MS Office 2016 that do not have Office 365

                                          I am a Virginia state gov employee. All Virginia state gov employees use MS Office 2016, NOT Office 365. I find no way to use Power BI (except isolated Desktop). Is there any Power BI for MS Office 2016?

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