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  1. Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports

    In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.

    FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

    454 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Custom Viz access to the previous levels in a drill-down

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees.

    This would let custom viz developers add thing like pivot tables and Breakdown Trees :)

    [This idea was created as an offshoot of https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15844186-pivot-tables-and-breakdown-trees. Fredrik had initially asked for updates to the Custom Viz API, but many votes and comments were cast assuming the idea was just asking for the Power BI team to…

    2,941 votes
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    112 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Admin ability to to clear the RAM/memory within a premium node

    Admin ability to to clear the RAM/memory within a premium node. At times the memory seems to run hot and functions seem to be halted due to high memory usage. As an admin, its near impossible to troubleshoot what is consuming memory. If I could clear it out to get things working properly again, that would be great. It would also allow me to troubleshoot the root cause better

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Optimize iOS app for iPad Pro

    Most of the MS Office apps are fantastic and optimized for the new iPad Pro models, particularly the 11” model with the larger screen. Power BI is not yet, and would be great to make use of the new screen size and capabilities.

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Pass filter in URL (Power BI Report Server)

    It would be great if it would be possible to pass filters in the URL of the report on the report server (as it is already possible in Power BI online)

    285 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

    As promised, we’ve added basic filtering of Power BI reports via URL parameters, similar to the Power BI service feature described here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-url-filters/.

    For example, if you’ve embedded a Power BI report into another app using an iframe and a URL like the following:

    https://reportserver/reports/powerbi/Store Sales?rs:Embed=true

    Then you can specify additional filters using the “filter” URL parameter:

    https://reportserver/reports/powerbi/Store Sales?rs:Embed=true&filter= Store/Territory eq ‘NC’ and Store/Chain eq ‘Fashions Direct’

    Syntax: URL?filter=Table/Field eq ‘value’

    The same restrictions that apply to the Power BI service apply to the Report Server as well:
    - Table and Field names are case sensitive, value is not.
    - Fields that are hidden from report view can still be filtered.
    - Value has to be enclosed with single quotes.
    - Field type has to be string.
    - Table and field names cannot have any spaces.

  6. Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

    In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
    The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

    709 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Please improve the interface!

    The title area slides down over the charts and there's no proven way to get rid of it. There's no proper way to bring up the menu at the bottom either, I have to resort to random clicking and sliding and every time is an experiment in how thay works.

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

    Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

    More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

    1,040 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Pivot tables and breakdown trees

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

    2,926 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Format visualization "Title" with report themes

    The "visualStyles" that can be applied in report themes, since the 2017-Sep release, are great! But from what I can tell, we can't use them to control the formatting options in the "Title" card, for all visualizations.

    Even with something like...
    "visualStyles": {"*": {"*": {"*": [{"fontFamily":"Arial", "fontSize": 10, "color": {"solid": {"color": "#000000"}}}]}}}
    ...the visualization/chart titles are not affected!

    Please let us control the formatting of titles, with report themes.

    111 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Power BI Premium Performance Monitoring

    I currently have no way of monitoring my Power BI Premium server. As we add more and more users to our single EM1 PBI Premium server, I am sure at some point we will run into performance issues. However currently there is no way to see the load on the server.

    Here are two things that would help:

    1. Server level usage metrics reports. Currently I can only view this by workspace, and I have 50+ workspaces, so there is no way to know the overall views or active users.

    2. Server level performance reports. There are lots of metrics…

    155 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Improved usability of buttons in Power Bi Mobile

    Desktop Layout (Works fine): A Single click on a button in powerbi takes you to the desired page

    Mobile Layout (Errors): A single click doesn't work on the mobile layout. You need to select & click it for it to open the linked bookmark. Double clicking redirects it to the option of expanding it in a focus mode.

    For the ease of use for the user, it would be better to have a single click on the button.

    16 votes
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    completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow customization of email subscription schedule

    Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

    More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

    809 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Map dot/bubble sizes should scale properly (with zero= a tiny dot)

    The minimum dot/bubble size in maps is too big and as a result visualisations are misleading as dots representing very different values can appear the same size (as discussed in the forum under "desktop-Map point sizes almost all the same" where some examples are posted). The obvious answer is for zero values to be represented by single points (with maybe an option for zeros not to be plotted at all)? (I’ve posted this here so people can vote for this to get sorted)

    332 votes
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    83 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Save Power BI report to Report Server with data source other than Analysis Services

    At the moment it is only possible to save a Power BI report with data source Analysis Services to the Report Server. With any other data source you get a error, that only Analysis Services is supported. Please add the possibility to save reports with other data sources to Report Server.

    194 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

    With Power BI Report Server (October 2017), released earlier this week, you can now:
    - Import data from any Power BI Desktop data source
    - Schedule data refresh or connect in “DirectQuery” mode for many of the most-used data sources (see data source support: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/documentation/reportserver-data-sources/)

    Read the blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-version-of-power-bi-report-server-now-available/

    Thanks to all of you who tried the August 2017 Preview and shared your feedback!

  16. Sharing Dashboard's from Power BI Premium with Free Users

    As a big organization who has invested in Power BI Premium server we would like to be able to share Dashboard's with Free Users.

    We can share App's but in some cases, it's useful to be able to share single dashboards from the workspace with specific users.
    For now, we must create many workspaces, which also create lots of O365 Groups, and this doesn't seem appropriate. We have been informed that selective publishing app content, is in the near future, according to the road map.

    Still being able to share single dashboards is still a missing feature when you pay…

    147 votes
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    completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Dynamic Parameters for What if analysis

    [Will Thompson] I've just merged a couple of very close scenarios, which all have similar great ideas! Something we're considering for the future, so I'm keen to hear your feedback on this. I like this core scenario of a numeric value that is bound to a slider control, and can then be used as part of some expression.

    - In a sales report, I can adjust a '% increase' slider to see what impact a small change in revenue might have had on my sales.
    - In a mortgage calculator, I can change the % rate, borrowed amount and term to see projected…

    1,249 votes
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    85 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone! I’m pleased to say this is available in the August update of Power BI Desktop. You can create a table that is bound to a slicer to select a value, and use that value in your calculations.

    At the moment it’s not supported in Live Connect mode over SSAS models – if you have a requirement for that scenario please vote here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/20558389-enable-what-if-parameters-with-analysis-services

  18. Slicer over all pages

    What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

    179 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Expose tab order as a property of visuals for keyboard navigation

    Users that consume Power BI reports with keyboard navigation (including screen readers) can tab through the visuals on a report page, but the tab order seems to be the order in which the visual was placed on the page by the report designer. So if I make a page and put two charts on the bottom row, a title text box at the top left, and a table on the top row, that is the tab order. I would like to be able to change a property to make the tab order go from title to table to chart 1…

    34 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Disable/hide visual border on hover

    Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

    451 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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