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  1. Allow non-admins to see enterprise gateways in dataflow creation

    According to my experience and the documentation, only admins of enterprise gateways can see gateways during the dataflow creation process. Can this not be opened up to report authors as well? Our enterprise gateway is controlled by IT and has one or two administrators. "Self-service ETL" won't be realized unless report authors can create dataflows using the enterprise gateway.

    119 votes
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    started  ·  8 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Report page tooltip on all objects

    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

    494 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/#tableTooltips

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips

    I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.

  3. Integration of Microsoft .NET ML (Machine Learning) with Power BI

    Similar to R integration in Power BI, it will so important for C# developers to use the newly emerging open-source .NET ML (Machine Learning) https://github.com/dotnet/machinelearning within Power BI.

    Check the Roadmap of this library at https://github.com/dotnet/machinelearning/blob/master/ROADMAP.md
    - Binary classification
    - Multiclass classification
    - Regression
    - Clustering
    - Anomaly detection (coming soon)
    - Ranking (coming soon)
    - Recommendation (coming soon)

    Power BI ♥ ML

    Naji K.

    56 votes
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    1 comment  ·  AI and Machine Learning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Export to Powerpoint - Hide "Hidden" Pages

    Export to PowerPoint reveals "hidden" Pages, and the "hidden" pages contribute to the maximum of export limit of 15 pages. It would be great if:
    a) the hidden pages did not contribute to the maximum 15 pages
    b) the hidden pages were not revealed when exported to PowerPoint

    228 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Enable saving of a dataflow even if a refresh has occured during editing

    If, during editing of a dataflow, a refresh is performed, it is not possible to save your changes, you have to close the editor and restart the editing.

    In the future, it would be preferable to either allow saving a changed dataflow even if it was refreshed, or disable refreshing during editing.

    16 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Rest API Apps list and specific App contents (reports, dashboards, users)

    I've been using the Power BI REST API to get the list of reports/datasets/dashboards/tiles/members/etc.), but don't see any option to get the list of Apps and the contents of a specific App (reports, dashboards, app members).

    Please add this to the REST API!

    We really need the Apps list and app contents (reports list, etc) and security information (members that have access to a specific App).

    Thanks!

    33 votes
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    started  ·  5 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table

    Please allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table also - not just in charts.
    Thank you

    96 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Cause Messaging built into the Premium Capacity Metrics App/Report

    Although the new Prem Cap Metric app is a good start to allowing organizations to understand and manage their Premium Capacity, it has a way to come.

    Trying to get to the root cause of issues in capacity utilization is still a difficult puzzle. Better ways to help point the administrators to the issues is needed. As we know, there are several reasons for high utilization, some can be addressed in development (query tuning) and some operationally (staggering refreshes). And when those items are handled, the next step is capacity expansion.

    I would like to see more details about the…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. scheduled export of a report to pdf

    It would be nice if there is an option to have a scheduled export of a report to PDF. A nice to have feature would be to directly e-mail it to people so they are being notified of the latest report.

    5,380 votes
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    535 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Another update on this item – users now have the ability to set up scheduled subscriptions with paginated reports and 6 different formats, along with parameters per subscription to allow further personalization. There is also now the ability to create paginated reports against any Power BI dataset in the service, and we’re planning to add drillthrough from Power BI to Paginated Reports in the short term.

    We still have plans to support e-mail attachments for Power BI reports as well in the coming months, and we’ll share more specifics once we get closer to starting that work.

  10. Power BI Embedded

    Our organization has a worldwide presence and we have to adhere to local country data privacy rules. To successfully deploy Power BI Embedded or Power BI Premium capacities we need to be able to choose specific location region where the capacity is created. Right now the PBIE capacity location region is indirectly related to Azure AD tenant region and directly related to Power BI tenant region. This forces us to create additional Azure AD/Power BI tenants just to have PBIE in a different region. Please disconnect PBIE capacity location from PBI tenant location and offer a wide location region selection.…

    14 votes
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    started  ·  3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Printing custom visualizations

    It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.

    518 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Better Premium Capacity Usage report

    The current capacity usage report just shows Good/Marginal/Critical. This information does not help with troubleshooting or capacity planning. Request to have more detailed report (e.g., line graph) with historical data. This will help with troubleshooting issue if we see usage spikes or with capacity planning for growth trend.

    16 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow setting connectionstring for imported mode via API

    Curently you can set the connection string via 'SetAllDatasetConnectionsInGroup' but only for direct query datasets. Unless this works for imported mode, I don't see how we can make SAAS offerings using imported mode.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow admins to control which users' identities are exposed in per-user usage metrics

    Usage metrics now expose per-user information - i.e. the names of the users that are accessing dashboards and reports.

    Allow admins control which users' names and info are picked up by the feature. In other words, admins can choose to "anonymize" certain sets of users so that their names do not appear in usage metrics.

    23 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Export to Power Point

    Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

    208 votes
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    started  ·  28 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Connection to Common Data Service (CDS)

    Please create a data connection to CDS as a data source. This is the database model behind PowerApps

    63 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your interest in this connector! With this update of the Power BI Desktop, there is now a preview of the PowerApps Common Data Service connector. You can read more about the preview here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-feature-summary/#cds

    Once the Common Data Service team expands the number of people with access to the connector to everyone, we will remove the “beta” tag and close the suggestion as completed.

  17. Improve customs visuals quality

    On the one hand, custom visuals are great. Thanks to the engaged community we have new visualizations.

    On the other hand, those visuals are buggy, unoptimized, not fully integrated, lacking functionality and sometimes of poor visual quality.

    Hope the PowerBI team picks up on the shortcomings and improves them or release their own official versions.

    Please vote ;)

    178 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Tzvi Keisar responded

    We are investing to constantly improve the custom visuals and the platform. performance, reliability, feature-set, etc.
    Most visuals are maintained by the community, and we encourage them to improve. recently the custom visuals gallery was migrated to the Office store, where reviews and ratings are available, so I encourage you to go and review visuals and ask for features directly from the developers.
    You can also use the dedicated community site to suggest ideas: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Custom-Visuals-Ideas/idb-p/CustomVisualsIdeas

  18. Persisting default selections for different users

    We need the ability to persist at dashboard-level different selections for different users so that when these users refresh, they do not have to reselect all the filters for the displayed charts.

    Scenario: After sharing the dashboard with multiple people, each person will want to monitor the dashboard using their own values for some of the dashboard filters (for example, for pinned live pages, there may be multiple filters/slicers for each page). Currently, a user needs to reselect those filters each time after refresh (if he wants to choose something different than the default dashboard configuration), which is very inconvenient,…

    87 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback! We are now working on a way to persist your last state on report pages. This will essentially remember all your filter and slicer states, so you don’t have to re-select everything once you navigate away or refresh the page. For our first rev of this feature (targeted release Q4 CY 2017), it will only be available on report pages. We will plan on support live tiles in the future.

  19. Add Folders to organize fields

    Ability to organize fields into folders to allow users to easily find them

    500 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Incremental Data Loads

    Is it possible to add incremental load functionality to Power Query? Pull and load just new or changed rows from source system

    3,725 votes
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    409 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.

    At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.

    You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh

    We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!

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