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  1. Ability to see Power BI an as EffectiveUser in Power BI Desktop from Tabular Model

    When editing a tabular model you have the option to analyze in excel and specify the user you want to be to verify roles are working correctly, or you can specify it in the connection string with EffectiveUser. There doesn't seem to be a way to do that in Power BI Desktop.

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  2. Power BI prerequisities are missing

    Prerequisite for this tool is missing (like: Windows 7 and higher, 64 bit OS, .NET 4.62 and higher, I7 and 64GB RAM and more). What is wrong when nothing from Power BI is being able to start after regular successful install?

    1 vote
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  3. Content pack

    I have a content pack ,how do i get it in power bi desktop what options do i have

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  4. Maintain data colors in PBI Desktop on to PBI Online

    I have noticed that data colors quite often change from what was defaulted or actively selected and set in the Desktop, compared to what users see online.
    This is unfortunate as you may have purpose selected a particular color scheme for a product, a service, a segment or the like.

    3 votes
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  5. fields

    I'm building up a large number of fields in a model that we publish to the company. It would be helpful if we could include some comments as a fly out of what the field does/measures/calculates so users can better understand what the purpose of the field is.

    5 votes
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  6. Transport Power BI Web to Desktop

    Improve the ability to open a Web Based Power BI in the Desktop version

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  7. Arabic and Hebrew version of Power BI Desktop?

    Arabic and Hebrew version of Power BI Desktop are not released to public. Is there any customer/user who would want or need to use Arabic or Hebrew version of Power BI Desktop?

    8 votes
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  8. Update Measures from PowerPivot Model

    Need ability to update the Power BI designer file by re-importing the PowerPivot model. If you add new datasources, measures, etc into your PowerPivot model the option to import new sources/measures or a complete refresh would prevent having to rebuild the entire Power BI report from scratch.

    this was posted under data sources in 11/15, figured I would try posting in the desktop section.

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/10562640-refresh-re-import-powerpivot-data-model-measures

    10 votes
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  9. Better links to update the desktop

    Really ambiguous on how to get the latest updates. It appears as if you have to download the full version every time there is an update? Is there a chance we could have updates pushed to our account with an opportunity to update?

    3 votes
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  10. I'd Like to be able to create a Map primitive and add a column to the tool tips.

    Using Power BI desktop I want to create a map and when you hover over a dot the tool tips would display the name of the client.

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  11. Power BI Desktop publish as "Data Model Only with Refresh from Power BI Service"

    As a user I would like an option to upload a pbix file as a model only.
    This option should only appear for eligible datasets.

    All pbix files published to the Power BI Service currently include the model and all the data. In my experience, this means much time wasted watching the dots spin while the desktop app completes the publish task. It doesn't work like this on SSAS tabular.

    This is not an efficient use of bandwidth or my local machine.

    For cloud-borne data (eg. Azure Sql database) my preference is to be able to choose a "Upload model…

    5 votes
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  12. Change KPI goal calculation to % OF goal rather than % TO goal

    Currently the KPI goal is calculated based on the gap from the goal. For example if my goal is 100 and the actual value is 90, it shows as -10%. I'd like an option to change it to 90%.

    2 votes
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  13. Ability to use natural language to query the data.

    Would be nice to be able to query the data source just like we do with the online version.

    7 votes
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  14. Search & highlight in the Relationship Designer UI

    In Relationship Designer I'd like a way to search for a set of characters contained in either the column names &/or table names. And highlight them. Similar to the way the ideas.powerbi site highlights its search results.

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    Our DW has no DRI defined so Power Bi can’t seem to connect the FK relationships.
    Given the Fact Table & Dimension Tables have tons of fields it is a real pain to find any column. If I could type & have them light up. Then it would be much easier to drag the FK relationships

    5 votes
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  15. PowerBI Desktop Viewer

    Somewhat similar to AdobeReader. Would open pbix in Reading mode with ability to drill data.

    15 votes
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  16. Well crafted UI messages lead to better self-service through pattern "information + support"

    “To display latitude and longitude pairs, set the aggregate for Latitude and Longitude to Don’t summarize. See details”

    The details may be the key to helping yourself to find the right viz but the following message also says "Can’t display this visual. To display latitude and longitude pairs, set the aggregate for Latitude and Longitude to Don’t summarize."

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  17. Measures grid needed in Power BI Desktop!

    As per above. Having a measures grid like in the data model with Excel is not only consistent but allows for ease of sense checking of newly created measures before they are deployed for report building

    5 votes
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  18. Import PowerBI desktop file from Excel

    Currently is possible to import model/measures/queries/etc. in an Excel file from PowerBI Desktop file. But not the other way around.

    4 votes
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  19. Adjusting the Location of the Axis

    When using stacked bar charts, I am unable to adjust the position of the axis in order to show the whole names of customers. I have an example of my problem and some examples of how Tableau works in this scenario: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Adjusting-the-location-of-the-axis/m-p/37402#M13717

    6 votes
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  20. autofilter on tables view

    Introduce the ability to interactively explore data in tables without effecting visualizations. PowerPivot accomplishes this in an autofilter-esque column header in which you can interactively sort and filter, right click on any cell and filter column by that cells value. This capability is crucial when tracking down issues within the data model that cause errors or unpredicable behavior manifesting on the visualization layer.

    8 votes
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