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  1. 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.

    771 votes
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      51 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email notifications on auto-refresh failure

      The scheduled data source failure notification is only sent to the data source owner, it would be more useful if you could specify the recipient(S) or group.

      423 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Power Query functions in URL using a web data source under on-premise data gateway

        Add the ability to use Power Query functions in the source string not only for the PowerBI Desktop, but also to on-premise data gate
        Now It's not supported to type Power Query functions as web URL when we create a web data source under on-premise data gateway

        231 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Gateway Update Notification and Auto update for Enterprise Gateway

          We should be notified when there is a new version of both gateways. In addition, the Enterprise gateway should be updated automatically (admins should be able to turn this on/off).

          222 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit data sources in Enterprise Gateway

            I want to be able to edit server & database setup in the Enterprise Gateway. Currently, I can add new ones, but not edit ones already setup.

            188 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I modified the post to only show “Edit” . You can delete data source by clicking on “…” next to the Data source instance

            • Gateway Usage monitoring tools for Power BI Service

              As Power Bi and other applications in the Power Platform become more prolific within the BI Cloudscape and Landscape integration, gateways will become used more and more. Having visibility to the capacity of a gateway, the volume of traffic through the gateway, which datasources are used more frequently than others, which types, etc would be a very useful resource to have within the Gateway management system.

              126 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide full Personal Gateway functionality for those with 32-bit Windows

                Due to the limitations of other business applications that may not have been upgraded or can not be upgraded, many business users are forced to stay with a 32-bit Windows.

                By limiting the Personal gateway to only 64-bit, it prevents the use of this feature by those that may be best argue for upgrades to other applications by using Power BI to show the metrics and other data to make the business case for being current.

                124 votes
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                  26 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for multiple instances of the On-premise data gateway on one server

                  We host data and tabular models for multiple customers on one server. Each need their own tenant with different domains. This in turn requires us to have multiple servers just to host the on-premise data gateway.

                  Would be great to be able to have multiple instances of the on-premise data gateway running on one server.

                  This I imagine would also be useful for testing/preprod deployments in smaller setups where a dedicated server just for the gateway is overkill.

                  116 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Approval Process for Gateways / Prevent Personal Gateways

                    Build an approval process for Gateways before they become Active on a tenant. The approval process would be manged by the Power BI Admin. This approval process could be a feature the Power BI Admin can enable / disable, defaulting to disabled to retrain backward compatibility.

                    Current reality allows anyone with a Pro License to push any internal data they have access too to the service. With the right permission they can then push this data public without restrictions.

                    This feature is a must have in an Enterprise concerned about how data is used / managed. Just because some has…

                    112 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Organizational Authentication for Enterprise Gateway

                      Enable Organization Authentication in the Enterprise Gateway. Currently any pbix in which I call an on-premises data source and one in either CRM Online or Sharepoint Online cannot use this enterprise gateway. This is a very regular occurrence, since I support a lot of CRM Online instances. Instead I have to continue to "rely" on the very unreliable Personal Gateway running on my laptop.

                      108 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple credentials for the same Database in Enterprise Gateway

                        Currently we get a "Duplicate data source" error when trying to create a second connection with different credentials to the same DB.
                        The use case is where we have both sensitive and non-sensitive data in a SQL database. We'd like to create two connections to this DB, so that a superset of users can pulish non-sensitive data, but only those authorised can publish sensitive data.

                        107 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Personal Gateway Scheduling Enhancements

                          The "Schedule Refresh" section of the Personal Gateway could be improved. Here are a few suggestions:

                          1. "Schedule Refresh" only supports "Daily" and "Weekly". I would like for it to support "Every XXX Minutes", "Hourly", and "Monthly".

                          2. Datasets do not support multiple schedules like a SQL Server agent job. You can basically define one schedule with up to 8 times. I would like more flexibility with scheduling.

                          3. The maximum number of times you can specify is 8. I want the refresh the data once every hour, but with only 8 options, the most I can do with this…

                          103 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Data Modelling when connecting to SSAS Tabular

                            We need to be able to mashup data online with enterprise data in a SSAS cube. To do this, we'll need the data modelling feature accessible when connecting to SSAS Tabular.

                            102 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Activity Monitor Enterprise Gateway

                              It would be very interesting to have the option to see the activity carried out through the gateway in the Power BI service, so that it can be seen in a simple way, the actions of updating the data sets that has been carried out from a gateway / connection, by way of the update history of the data sets but from the administration of the gateway.

                              Regards

                              96 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement Live/DirectQuery for Postgres

                                Currently only scheduled refreshes are possible.

                                Please enable DirectQuery for Postgres in Enterprise and Personal Gateways so we can leverage Postgres db's running on Azure.

                                Thank you.

                                94 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Gateway Error Notifications

                                  Is there an option to alert few users when the gateway is not reachable/error/stopped. We are not having any way to monitor the gateway now. If Power BI can send an alert to the admins if the gateway is not reachable then that would help. I am seeing this issue a lot for direct connections

                                  90 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • when a gateway refresh fails email gateway administrators

                                    Currently when a refresh fails only the owner of the report/dataset is sent an email to let them know.
                                    An email should also be sent to the enterprise gateway administrators so they are aware of the failure.

                                    81 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • scheduled refresh Event Based

                                      There needs to be a way to do event based scheduling instead of just specific time. For example, after a data warehouse has been updated. One way to implement this is to ability to trigger a refresh via an Web Service API call. This way companies can trigger the refresh via PowerShell or SSIS after the data warehouse has been loaded.

                                      79 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • PowerBI Enterprise Gateway for Linux

                                        Since it seems to depend on .net runtime only (at least more or less), why not port the gateway to linux? There are many customers who want to run linux only backends and are scared of having a windows machine running alongside their holy glory mission critical infrastructure...

                                        72 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • On Premises Data Gateway/Dataset - Email notification when failure improvment

                                          I have just experienced a bad weekend return. All users complaining that their reports/dashboards were not operating anymore.

                                          I quickly discovered that both On Premises Gateways (DEV and PROD) were "down", "Unable to connect: The gateway is either offline or could not be reached".

                                          Microsoft support did not provide a reason, but instead suggested frequent update of the OPG, as well restart of the associated Services on the machines when something is going wrong.

                                          I asked why should we wait for end users to complain, prior taking action, as PowerBI service knows there are some refresh issues, as this is…

                                          56 votes
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