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  1. Power BI direct connector to ADLS2 (Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2) thus Power BI directly connect to ADLS2 for reporting and Firewall slider

    currently Power BI does not have direct connection to ADLS2 and requires Power BI Dataflow to access the ADLS2 data which causing data redundancy and creating extra hop for the same data and can be directly consume form ADLS2. Power BI direct connection with ADLS2 is great addition for Advance Data Analytics and firewall slider Power BI which enable exclusive access Power BI similar to AAS (Azure Analysis Service) .

    90 votes
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  2. AutoML available for PRO users

    Enable AutoML for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    72 votes
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  3. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    868 votes
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  4. Toggle Counts on/off in Filter Pane

    The new Filter Pane experience is really nice. However, the count numbers next to the selection boxes in the Basic drop downs can be confusing to users - they can have no relevance to what is showing on the page. Please add functionality to where these counts be toggled off!

    41 votes
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  5. Prompt the User Before Creating a Hierarchy When Fields are Dragged Onto Each Other

    How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by mistake and have it create a hierarchy?

    It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).

    It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a Hierarchy.

    116 votes
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  6. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    696 votes
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  7. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.


    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    25 votes
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  8. Conditional formatting options

    Conditional formatting should include more options like bold, underline, italic, etc. not just font and background color.

    45 votes
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  9. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    173 votes
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  10. Control which bookmarks are viewable in the service

    This idea has come about from the introduction of personal bookmarks in the PBI Service: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/

    Many report creators use bookmarks as a dynamic way of showing/hiding visuals, or navigating between tabs. Exposing an end user to these bookmarks could be confusing for them and expose the underlying workings of the report.

    Personal bookmarks are great, but an option in PBI Desktop to expose certain bookmarks in the PBI Service would satisfy both report creators and consumers.

    96 votes
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  11. Published date

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

    389 votes
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  12. Add an interface in Power BI Reports for browsing shared datasets on the Report Server.

    A current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a "Shared Dataset" connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared datasets.

    This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding…

    70 votes
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  13. Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

    Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

    122 votes
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  14. Organization Approved Themes

    Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

    262 votes
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  15. Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

    if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

    Seems like a bug.

    396 votes
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  16. Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open

    Please Power BI Filks, Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open my PBIX Files http://go.helpbi.com/add_the_onedrive_sharepoint_to_pbi

    23 votes
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  17. Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

    Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

    Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

    820 votes
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  18. Allow subscriptions to personal bookmarks

    Please add the ability to subscribe to personal bookmarks. The "Subscribe" feature currently sends a snapshot of the default view with no ability to customize filters in the subscription.

    The recent addition of personal bookmarks allows our users to customize reports as needed, and they have been asking for a way to get these personalized bookmark views sent by email. If you could extend the personal bookmarks to the subscription options that would be very helpful.

    46 votes
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  19. matrix data export to excel

    Matrix data is exported to excel in tabular format. It is a lot of rework to again pivot it in excel. We want a visual matrix to be exported to excel as a matrix/cross tab.
    same is for charts. we dont want just the underlying data. When exporting to excel from Powerbi Service, we want it to be exported as-is with all the visuals.
    So many posts on this topic and no answers so far.

    262 votes
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  20. 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.

    463 votes
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