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  1. Implement Power BI on Mac

    Implement Power BI, and Office extensions on Mac OS

    94 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

      Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

      266 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Power BI Desktop to Create Perspectives (Similar to Power Pivot, SSAS)

        Perspectives are an incredibly useful feature for complex models for end-users. For a complex model, there can be 50+ Tables with 100s of Columns and Measures (sometimes 1000+). This can be overwhelming for a new user who would connect to the Data Model to create their own reports (either using Power BI or Excel).

        Adding the ability to create Perspectives in Power BI Desktop (similar to Power Pivot, SSAS) would be a big help.

        Perspectives allow end-users to connect to a "slice" of the Model, making it easier to understand and work with. Thus aiding with the widespread adoption and…

        34 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Power BI Desktop - Tear Away Development Windows

          I suspect that many of us today have multiple monitors and/or large monitors. To make better use of the screen area during Power BI Development....

          The development panes such as Fields, Visualisations, Selection, Sync Slicers, Field Properties should be able to be "torn away" and freely move to another screen... and/or allowed to float over the work area. This should also include a separate window pane for DAX code.

          27 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cross filtering on multiple (custom) visuals

            Achieve cross filtering on multiple visuals (in addition to slicer ) in Power BI. After applying of additional filtering on one of the visual it would not reset already applied filtering on other visuals.

            13 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint

              Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint so you can show someone your ideas

              24 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Text Direction Property for visuals and pages

                Currenty it seems like all texts in a PBIX file are defined as LTR.
                It will be very useful to have the control over the Text Direction property.
                It will be really great to have this control dynamicly - Let's say there's a multi-language report where the X axis on a bar chart has company names in mix language that has different desired Text Direction properties.

                17 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Slicer "Clear Selection" icon color attribute

                  I'd like to see the ability to set the color of the eraser icon (clear selection) in a slicer header to something different than the default grey.

                  When you use a dark color background (let's say Dark Green) with light color font (let's say medium Orange), it's very difficult for users to see the default grey eraser and clear their selections.

                  If some of the color setting attributes that were just added to visual headers could be brought to the Slicer header I belive the issue would be resolved.

                  50 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Search box when publishing

                    When you're a report author and probably owns a lot of workspaces, you may experience the same as I do currently. When publishing content to an app-workspace I'll get a list of all my available workspaces. It would be handy to have a search box in the window where you pick the workspace to deploy your Power BI content to.

                    18 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Lock placement of tables in relationships pane

                      The ability to 'lock' where tables are manually placed on the relationships pane would be very helpful. We have created a data model with security tables, secured dimensions, unsecured dimensions, and secured fact tables. When I lay out the tables in a specific way, the design is far more understandable than when placement is auto-generated. A 'lock' type of functionality to 'freeze' the table layout would be very helpful because I can more easily locate/verify (a) specific types of tables, (b) bidirectional relationships where they should be (and shouldn't be), and (c) relationship directions are accurate.

                      319 votes
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                        23 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Deleting/copying/moving mutliple pages at once

                        Allow for deletion/movement/selection of multiple pages at once, as you are able to in Excel. This is critical on reports that need to be revamped.

                        13 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Selection pane icons

                          Please go back to the old icons (large eye and single hyphen) on the Selection Pane. The new (December 2018) icons make the pane almost unusable for telling what items are shown or hiding.

                          11 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • full screen in desktop mode

                            Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

                            153 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When I duplicate a page, I want the new page next to the old page, instead of at the end.

                              Currently, a duplicated page is addes as last page in the list. This should be next to the duplicated page (or interactively with a prompt like in Excel).

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open local files (file://) directly by click on url link as with (http://)

                                Currently open a local file from Desktop is not possible and from browser is very tedious as explained on May 2017 update:

                                https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/#urlTables

                                "If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab"

                                It will be great if can be improved the way to open the files in same way as with web images or files (http://).

                                139 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add imported theme to "Switch Theme" menu

                                  The September 2018 desktop release made Switch Theme generally available. With it you can import a custom theme from a .json file.

                                  Once imported, the imported theme become active, but, even though there is a theme Name in the .json file, the new theme name is not added to the menu of choices and there is no indication that the theme with that name is now active.

                                  Please add imported themes to the menu and do something to highlight which theme is currently active.

                                  25 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow bookmarks and bookmark folders to be exported to pdf

                                    The Export to pdf functionality allows us to export or print the report pages. But it would be nice if we could also print/export the bookmarks (all of them or just a folder/group)

                                    32 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

                                      As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

                                      496 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option to FORMAT() values as numbers (not strings)

                                        The FORMAT() function should be extremely flexible for conditionally formatting measures based on slicers and so on. But right now not even chart visuals agree with it. Please fix it? Pretty please?

                                        18 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                                          In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                                          Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                                          1,307 votes
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