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  1. Devops Process

    There is currently no clear, built-in system for source control, test, gated approval and release of new reports.

    If you have admin rights, you have god mode. Use it with caution.

    As a result, IMHE analysts teams are likely to learn the hard way about all the reasons why formal IT teams have developed governance controls for software development and release.

    I can imagine this becoming a functionality of Power BI Premium since it's an enterprise type feature.

    I can imagine a scenario where the reports authors publish to a project in VSTS . Then VSTS' build environment runs unit…

    67 votes
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  2. Export visual as picture

    Having the ability to copy a visual (with applied highlighting) to paste into other applications would allow for reports to be written with narrative around each visual.

    If pasted into a Microsoft office application it could carry the link back to the relevant report (if permissions allowed) with the filters that feed the visual, essentially a bookmark link.

    Would be great if this would include all of the visual, rather than just what is displayed on screen, for example a matrix with all the rows. (Should also apply for printing)
    Could wrap the picture in a power bi branded frame…

    58 votes
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  3. export data that contains link elements do not work

    Exporting data just works great; however, if the data view contains a link/href the excel with data is not created.

    Please help me on this, as it's important for users adopt this great technology.

    Thank you.

    50 votes
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  4. Display Filters when Reports Are Exported to Excel, Power Point, PDF, or Printed

    Display Filters when Dashboards and Reports Are Exported to Excel, Power Point, PDF, or Printed

    Without this feature I don't see how Power BI is a viable BI Platform for enterprise. If I can't export, save a PDF or print a dashboard or report with the applied filters as either a header or a footer, than the data is useless and should not be used to make trusted business decisions.

    Most every other BI Vendor provides this functionality, Magic Quadrant or not.

    Come on Microsoft I have faith.

    44 votes
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  5. The shared dashboard email from the service should have a link to an intro video

    The email that is generated from Power BI when someone shares a dashboard should include a link to a short video on how to navigate the service aimed at end users of the service e.g. “First time user? Find out how to get the most out of Power BI”. We certainly had several users who have
    • Not realised the reports have multiple tabs
    • Not realised they can drill through from the dashboard to reports
    • Don’t know about the “drill down” functionality
    • Struggle with filters
    • Won’t realise they can now drill through
    • Don’t know they…

    38 votes
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  6. Rename "Print" in Power BI service to "Print Screenshot"

    Lack of real printing is hurting adoption. Microsoft ignores this issue and keeps delivering features that a very tiny minority of users want/need. Printing affects everybody. Not everybody walks around with a fully charged laptop / tablet all day. FIX PRINTING NOW AND BURY TABLEAU FOREVER! Or don't

    37 votes
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  7. Make SSAS Live Connections/DirectQuery more functional/flexible

    I love the fact that we can make live connections to a SSAS Tabular model in DirectQuery mode as it allows us to share common semantic models on our enterprise data. However, with a live connection we lose very important features such as: renaming fields, adding calculated fields, grouping and binning to name just a few. Ideally, when I make a SSAS live connection these types of functions would remain enabled.

    One option might be to allow users to import the SSAS tabular model in live (DirectQuery) mode.

    36 votes
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  8. Provide source control for PBIX development

    Provide the ability to have source control against PBIX development in order to manage releases etc

    32 votes
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  9. Certify content packs

    We need the ability to certify content packs for us in large corporations.

    This feature is key for ensuring employees in the company know what data/sources/content is the right one to use.

    32 votes
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  10. Convert Tableau reports to Power BI reports

    Yes, Power BI has been able to do even more than what other competitors can offer. But when considering to use Power BI, we do hope there is a quick tool at least can help us automatically convert 80% tableau reports to POwer BI Reports. Thus, it can save us tons of time. Otherwise, most of tableau customers have to stay with it.

    31 votes
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  11. Data classification in Power BI

    Data classification in Power BI is an cool functionality to control governance on the data flow in to the service. Would be great to have this data classification also to Reports, Data Sets and also at "Group Workspaces" level. As a next step we would build an process to visualize reports, data sets, dashboards based on these data classification in power BI Admin center and integrate such alerts with Microsoft flow.

    31 votes
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  12. 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.

    27 votes
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  13. Power BI deployment pipelines (Preview) for Pro users

    Please make Power BI deployment pipelines available for Pro users.

    24 votes
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  14. grouping the visuals or feilds to make it as one visual

    we have the grouping functionality in excel, we can group multiple visuals to one and we can group multiple fields like combining multiple into one

    23 votes
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  15. Sharing bookmarks with team members

    I want to share a bookmark of a report so when the team member gets the link they can open the same report with the same filters. See the same thing I am seeing. Can this be done?

    21 votes
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  16. Email Format Improvements or Ability to Modify

    I need the ability to modify the email format that gets sent through subscriptions. The size of the image in the email is far too small to be legible in an email window (both on phone and desktop), and prevents us from using subscriptions to fully automate our reporting. This is the biggest drawback to adoption that I face today. Execs don't like the small print or the thick Microsoft borders, which combined require them to open the attachment to read what is supposed to be a quick flash of data for them. It would be great if we had…

    21 votes
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  17. Improve Teams tab embedding for Power BI

    There is currently an option to add a Power BI report as a tab in Teams. This is however a limited feature.


    • Adding a Power BI App is not possible. With apps promoted by Power BI team as a recommended way to share content in an organization it does not make sense that the main collaboration tool (Teams) is not able to relate to them.


    • Adding a report as a website does not work (any more). This used to be the workaround for my organization to make apps available as a teams tab. Now, clicking on the tab, the users…

    19 votes
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  18. I suggest Microsoft should split the Power BI Pro license in Two

    I suggest Microsoft should split the Power BI Pro license in Two:
    Power BI Pro Author : 9.99 $/user/month (can read/write/share reports and dashboards)
    Power BI Pro Reader : *.** $/user/month (can only read reports and dashboards)

    If you are agree? Please Vote.

    18 votes
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  19. "Copy to workspace" functionality for Apps

    Currently it seems that it's impossible for end-users to access the dataset in Power BI - only in Excel! That's kinda crazy - please enable similar "copy to workspace" functionality as content packs.
    In particular, it should be possible for users to copy a report from an App and customize it - we need this for several use cases.

    18 votes
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  20. Enable complete off line dashboard / report capability for Power BI app on mobile device

    While PowerBI has provided very friendly user interface through PowerBI app, our organization has a strong need to bring power BI app to equip the full sync of the report onto mobile device mainly because many positions in the organization is mobile, and people often use the transition opportunity to conduct analysis. In addition, we have customers that our sales reps visit located in the area where network is not sufficient to run the report on-line

    14 votes
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