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  1. 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.

    14 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    104 votes
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    started  ·  8 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    48 votes
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    1 comment  ·  AI and Machine Learning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Report Tooltips for mobile devices

    Report Tooltips are awesome! It would be great if they were also available on mobile devices

    109 votes
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    started  ·  11 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  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!

    27 votes
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    started  ·  3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.…

    12 votes
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    started  ·  3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    94 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    481 votes
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    14 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.

  10. Change label of Total row in Table or Matrix

    On the bottom of a table or matrix, the Total row is labeled as "Total". I need to be able to change that text to something else. For example, if the table rows are labeled as "Americas" and "International", I want the total row to be labeled as "Global".

    126 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. New functionality "Sync Slicers" in Custom Visual visualizations.

    I tested the "Sync Slicers" new functionality and it's a very good option but it doesn't work with a Custom Visual, for example, Chiclet Slicer. Chiclet Slicer is a Custom Visual visualizations widely used and it will be very important that this new functionality work in it well.

    1,151 votes
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    115 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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

    201 votes
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    27 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.

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    18 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    24 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Closer integration with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs

    Power BI/Cognitive Services combination could be a killer app but it needs to be made more accessible.

    There are third party documented methods for accessing Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs from Power BI but the process is a little convoluted and does not work for asynchronous APIs such as Text Analytics Topic API.

    My suggestion would be to add an "Analytics" tab to list the available cognitive services.

    Integration of Power BI sign-ins and Cognitive Services sign-ins would also be handy.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  AI and Machine Learning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

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

    We started the process of supporting custom visuals for Export to PowerPoint. you can expect some of the more popular custom visuals to be supported soon.

  18. Barcode scanning in the Android app

    Please bring UPC / barcode scanning to the Android app.

    89 votes
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    started  ·  20 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

  20. Export to Power Point

    Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

    204 votes
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    started  ·  26 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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