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  1. Colloboration Functionality in Workspace Groups

    As we get deeper into infrastructure and project design it has been apparent that having all of the information for a project build is really handy when collaborating within a workspace group.

    What I have found however is that to avoid having multiple repositories for a Power BI project (IE documentation on SharePoint, Datasources and Visuals in Power BI etc), we have been adding tabs purely for documentation purposes and a report with project notes shared and embedded there.

    What I think would be a really cool enhancement would be to have a little extended functionality within Workspace Groups to…

    3 votes
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  2. Direct Browsing from PowerBI Desktop Client to PowerBI Web

    The ability to have an "Open From" Location to your PowerBI tenant directly from the Desktop Client. Same function the Office Suite has.

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  4. sql database connection name

    When you connect to a SQL Database can you please change the application name to be at least Power BI desktop. It would be great if you could change it to be “Power BI Desktop - <PB File name>” This really aids in troubleshooting where the connections come from

    4 votes
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  5. Power BI Desktop, Publishing in a SharePoint Dashboard Library

    It woul'd be great to have the option in Power BI Desktop to publish the Dashboard in a SharePoint Dashboard Library (on premise). Maybe a Webpart where i can choose the Power BI Dashboard to present it on a SharePoint Site.

    22 votes
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  6. Ability to configure the use of commas for users who need to use a semicolon

    For very many users may have a difficult start with DAX because the documentation DON’T comment/shows that some must use a semicolon instead comma in the DAX syntax. We want the opportunity to be able to configure it. At least a tooltip for user that have language setting that required semicolon.

    1 vote
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  7. Allow 32bit download even if I have Windows 64bit.

    Allow 32bit Desktop download even if I have Windows 64bit install. Though I have that, most of the drivers are 32bit. Ideally, in the 64bit Desktop version, just switch to the 32bit driver when a 64bit one is not there!! Stop making users jump through hoops -- hurts user adoption.

    4 votes
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  8. Ability to Lock a Visualization(s) in a dashboard

    It would be nice if we could lock a visualization if we wanted to so that it was not affected by another filter or even slicer. Right now if you have a report and you click a slicer or even an element of another visual, it filters the entire report. But what if you wanted one or a few visualizations to stay at their default value? This should be a simple thing in the top right ... elipses to add in a Lock option in addition to the remove and sort that is there now.

    5 votes
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  9. Address the disjoint between Power BI Desktop and the web version

    The disjoint between the Power BI Desktop app and the web version needs to be addressed. Any features that are available in the web version, that are not available in the desktop app, make it difficult to be able to edit reports in only one place. For example, the precision setting for the gauge chart in the web version is not available in the desktop. Therefore, every time I publish changes to the web version from the desktop, I have to update that setting in the web version. Same goes for the single-select option on the filters. All settings that…

    4 votes
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  10. Share pbix file at Docs.com

    I want to share my pbix files at docs.com with our friends.

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  11. Retain summarization settings no matter what change occurs (bug fix)

    Let's say I have a numeric value for Claim Number. The default summarization is Sum, but should be set to 'Do Not Summarize.' Every time a relationship changes, I need to revisit every single summarization property that was reset from the default. This is reproduced over and over again when a change occurs and gets very tiresome. Will appreciate it if this bug gets resolved.

    5 votes
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  12. UI to display Signed in Account

    Power BI Desktop to display the Account Signed in, in the top right corner of the Application window so it is easily seen the service to which publication will be made.

    This is similar to what now exists in other Microsoft Office365 applications. Switch Account works perfectly for my OneDrive for Business and SharePoint services.

    It will not be so apparent to developers working for one organisation but when you work for more this is necessary to preclude accidental publishing to the wrong organisation, and will not require signing out and back in again.

    14 votes
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  13. Share the pbix files with OneDrive for Business

    I want to edit the pbix files with our co-workers on OneDrive for Business.
    Like Excel, Word.
    and I want to send the pbix files as OneDrive for Business file by email.

    6 votes
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  14. Can you set a computer's desktop background to display a PowerBI dashboard? Goal is to share content without requiring navigation.

    We are looking to embed a live PowerBI dashboard as the desktop background of a computer. We think we will get better visibility and exposure to our users who don't want to navigate to some new tool. If you sit down at your desk and your most important data is at right in front of you, it's easier to implement or adopt.

    5 votes
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  15. Add Autorecover

    Excel and Microsoft Office have an autorecover that's super helpful when the program crashes. In PBI, if you crash, you have to start from scratch if the file gets corrupted

    4 votes
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  16. Power BI Project Template

    It would be great to create or import a package of content into your PBI file that includes M queries and custom visualizations.

    It's quite tedious to re-import and copy-paste between files to reuse the content

    7 votes
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  17. Massively Improve Filtering and Searching

    Filtering and Searching is poor. Get this right and Power BI will be the best. But until you do. You need to start again to include
    - a powerful search option. Including using < > = etc
    - select more than one option like Pete Mary John etc
    - Different filters are linked. So selection in say a slicer shows in any other filter.
    - Current selections can be easily shown in one list or box
    - Easy to remove all filters / selections.
    - Option to select all not selected etc
    - Including closed or open filters. ie if…

    31 votes
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  18. Legend to represent Color Saturation on the bubble chart

    For the bubble chart, when we use Color Saturation dimension, there is no option of a legend to tell what light, medium, dark colors mean. Please provide an option to add legend for color saturation in the bubble chart properties.

    20 votes
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  19. Set a Preference Location for File Save

    I would like the ability to set a preference (default location) for where my pbi files can be stored

    3 votes
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  20. Power BI for 32 bit systems

    If Power BI 32 bit version is helpful for users who don't have 64 bit systems.

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