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  1. Animation for ALL!

    Drop a time element onto play axis (property) and scatter bubble charts animate, MAPS animate, bar charts, anything that can logically show visualization state over time can be animated.

    39 votes
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  2. Connector support for SQL RDBMS Spatial Type

    As the connector supports SQL Server RDBMS on-premises, it would be very interesting if we could support the spatial type. Here is a very simple phase 1 use case. The DBA creates a view that converts the the spatial type to its Well Known Text format, "POLYGON (X, Y, Z....)" or "LINESTRING(X,Y,Z)", etc. Power BI reads the text column like any other text column when exploring the data. However, if the column is dropped on the canvas directly, it will draw the shape in a map. If a dimension of the data had metrics associated with points "POINT(X, Y)", then…

    61 votes
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  3. Add ability to connect to our database on Win Azure

    Add ability to connect to our database on Win Azure
    we can login with our Azure account, and select DB and that is it.

    As an app owners on Azure we can benefit from power BI analysis

    9 votes
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  4. Self Service Integrated Machine Learning

    1) Click on a "Sherlock Homes" icon (for data scope) and get a bounding rectangle with sub-boxes summarizing interesting patterns and correlations found in the dataset, chart, graph, grid.
    2) Drag a line charted against time, into future and see time-series prediction.
    3) Click on a "Clustering" symbol for a chart, graph, grid and get the choice for various k-means visualizations.
    Others...

    24 votes
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  5. Grouping of reports

    The possibility to group reports. Financial, Production and Sales for example. If not grouping maybe some kind of tagging of reports making it possible to filter reports with certain type of information.

    19 votes
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  6. 47 votes
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  7. ACT! by Swiftpage

    Hi, wondering if and when data from ACT! by Swiftpage can be imported into Power BI? Any plans for same?

    Thanks.

    12 votes
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  8. wordpress

    wordpress i will be able to see the content created on our blog

    3 votes
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  9. Give support for (bi)temporal Databases

    We use a lot temporal databases because of compliance. Temporal databases can be modelled in SQL but querying them is a bit tricky. More information about temporal databases can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_database
    Basicly you should have a "between" join.

    2 votes
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  10. Socrata

    Lots of governments use Socrata to post open data. Connecting PowerBI to Socrata would offer a large installed base of live datasets. Their service is OData compatible, and works well.

    5 votes
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  11. Invoke function as new query

    Let me right-click a function and choose something like "Invoke as" to pass parameters and give a name to a query to be created.

    3 votes
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  12. Import multiple tables at the same time from mult-dimensional sources

    When using the Navigator, it would be nice to import multiple tables at the same time, limit the preview on any table to no more than 100 records for performance, and load the data into the same corresponding table structure and maintain the table names as well. Combining data from multiple tables into a single table causes some confusion in the UI.

    9 votes
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  13. Link Report to Dashboard Visualization

    Currently, when an analysis is pinned to a dashboard, there is no dependency between them, so, if we change the source analysis in a report, the analysis in the dashboard does not get updated. This might be a good solution in some scenarios, but in others, it is expectable to have synchronization between them. I would suggest having an additional property for the pin action where the user could choose to maintain sync.

    42 votes
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  14. 5 votes
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  15. Using Power BI as access point for all kind of reports: Excel reports, SSRS-reports, Power BI reports, Power Map reports...

    We have +100 reports: mainly SSRS and (advanced) Excel 2013 reports/dashboards. It would be extremely useful if we could access these reports + Power BI dashboards all from one location: Power BI, so it would be easier for people to find the right report/dashboard instead of looking at different places.

    28 votes
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  16. 18 votes
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  17. Write Back functionality without SSAS

    Write Back functionality without SSAS Cube?

    To create a simple forecast and to input data manually, it would be great to use write-back functionality only with a Power Pivot Workbook.

    33 votes
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  18. Allow me to link Excel spreadsheets in Team Sites.

    I don't have ownership of some excel documents so can't link them from OneDrive. I can only upload a static copy.

    Please let me link to one in a team site.

    6 votes
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  19. Please support "arbitrary atom" in Power Query in addition to its support in Power Pivot!

    Please support "arbitrary atom" in Power Query in addition to its support in Power Pivot!

    2 votes
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  20. Standard Business Reporting - Enterprise

    In Australia we have adopted Standard Business Reporting (SBR). Information is defined once in the SBR AU Taxonomy and used many times across reports.

    http://www.sbr.gov.au/about-sbr/what-is-sbr/sbr-taxonomy/taxonomy-architecture#SBR

    I would like PowerBI to be able to access these data elements and utilise the dashboards for analysis and review.

    Thx for your consideration of this matter.

    Kind Rgds

    Roger

    1 vote
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