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  1. Export Report Server Power BI report to PDF

    Please add the capability to export Report Server PowerBI reports to formats like pdf, word, powerpoint. Some of this functionality exists in the service but please add it to Report Server.

    2,614 votes
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      93 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback – we have this in our plans for the service and a future release of Power BI Report Server. I will update the status as soon as we’ve started work on this highly requested feature!

    • Email subscriptions for Power BI reports in Report Server

      Be able to create email subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the Report Server

      1,369 votes
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        148 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        backlog  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

        Thanks for your votes and comments! We’re building out our email subscriptions feature in the Power BI cloud service. For example, today, you can subscribe only yourself to a report, but we’re working on enabling you to subscribe other people as well. There are also some technical barriers to integrating the current implementation into an on-premises server. Once it’s a little further along, it’s something we’d love to bring to Power BI Report Server. For now, consider it on our backlog.

      • PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time

        PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time for the particualr users .EX : Salary slip report should get generated on every month of 1 st date at some time for the group of employess.

        908 votes
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          13 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone,

          Thanks for your feedback on this. We don’t have this feature in our short term plans, but it’s something on our long term backlog that we’ll consider for a future release.

        • Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

          Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

          Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

          710 votes
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            36 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

            It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

            648 votes
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              35 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

              Hi everyone!

              Just sharing an updated status on this topic:

              - We plan to release Power BI Report Server roughly every 4 months.
              - We’ve just released the March 2018 update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/.
              - We support each release for 12 months, which gives customers up to a year to upgrade to a newer version while receiving any necessary security patches for the version they’re using. We performed extensive customer research and explored other options, including an 8-month support period, and customer feedback indicated that many enterprises needed 12 months of support to deploy Power BI Report Server.
              - (See here: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/r..)

              Some important context from our previous update:

              Your feedback is completely valid. I appreciate why you’d expect and want monthly releases of Power BI Report Server, and I’d love the same! At the same time, I can shed light on the problem that’d create. One benefit of the cloud…

            • Full Screen mode in Power BI Report Server

              Power BI Report Server should have an option to open the report in Full Screen mode just as it has an option in Power BI Service . When we open reports in Power BI Report Server , we can view page in 3 options 1:) Fit to Width , 2:) Fit to Page and 3:) Actual size . Issue with these three mode is the page and header consumes a lot of space and we need to scroll to view to full report .

              452 votes
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                37 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                backlog  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                Thanks for the feedback! We have this on our backlog to consider for future releases.

              • Shared data source connection (live to Tabular SSAS) for reports published on Power BI Report Server

                Currently each Power BI report published to the Report Server has its own data source embedded within the report. Any change in the source would require us to change hundreds of published reports individually. Could we have a shared data source/connection similar to SSRS Reports that would help us manage deployment and changes much more efficiently.

                433 votes
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                  65 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Increase the data export row limit (30,000 rows max) in Power BI Report Server

                  The capability to export raw data from Power BI is an important function for many users.

                  Presently, the export data limits are as follows and confirmed at the community link below.

                  - Power BI Service (cloud platform): 150,000 row maximum
                  - Power BI Report Server (on-premise platform): 30,000 row maximum

                  Please increase the export limit setting on Report Server to match that of Service. Better yet, increase them both to a much higher limit as requested by others in separate idea posts.

                  http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Report-Server/What-is-the-Export-data-row-count-limit-for-Power-BI-Report/m-p/343951

                  389 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Embed Power BI Report Server reports into extranet apps

                    Allow Embedding of Power BI Report Server Reports for Extranet Apps. Because of our clients needs data cannot leave our servers and be put on the cloud. Our existing SSRS reports are displayed using a report viewer object, however this will not work for PBIX. We need to ability to embed PBIX and display it externally. Is this going to be possible with Power BI report Server?

                    352 votes
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                      35 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Wanted to post an update to one of the pieces called out for this item – In a future update for the product, we’re planning to do work to introduce support for ADFS/AAD in Power BI Report Server, and at the same time do work to enable your app to override user authentication in a secure way.

                    • Data Alerts in Power BI Report Server

                      Hi,

                      If a specific threshold is exceeded I want to receive a email / message that this is happening on my Dashboard. It would be better if there is a default threshold for this and that a user can set up a specific threshold also.

                      305 votes
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                        19 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Power BI Report Server multiple instances on a single server

                        Please add support for Power BI Report Server multiple instances on a single server. Like SQL Server Reporting Services : ability to change name, location, add, remove instance. On a mid/large report server farm, multiple instance helps a lot for progressive patching, ssrs subscription launch on different sql engine, etc.

                        231 votes
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                          53 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          planned  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                          Tons of helpful feedback here. Thank you!

                          Several people asked why we removed support for multiple instances. Rest assured, we had no desire to do so. To release Power BI Report Server every few months, independently of SQL Server, we needed to develop a new installer separate from the SQL Server installer. (There was other customer feedback that called for a separate installer as well.) There’s simply more work for us to do to reintroduce multi-instance support within this new installer. We don’t yet have a timeframe to share, but yes, we do plan to reintroduce multi-instance support!

                        • R Script in Power BI Report Server

                          Enable R Script in Power BI Report Server - In the manufacturing environment quality tools are essential, specific S.P.C. (Statistical Process Control). So, for example Quality Control Charts library help us with statistical data analysis in Power BI Desktop, but in Report Services R Script is not enabled. This is an incredible opportunity to delivery assertive information to data customers make their quick decisions based on Power BI RS. In the other post R Visual is not planned, but think fondly in this possibility!

                          187 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Power BI JavaScript API support for Report Server

                            At the moment to embed reports in a intranet webpage we only have the option to put ?rs:Embed=True at the end of the url.

                            I have read (on this website) that there are plans to extend this so parameters could also be passed in the url, in a similar way that the current SSRS works.

                            Could we also have the Power BI JavaScript API enabled for Power BI Report Server, in a similar way to the Azure service has ?

                            170 votes
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                              21 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              under review  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                              Thanks for submitting this idea! Others, chime in with your votes and comments here.

                            • Provide option to 'Publish to Report Server' instead of 'Save As' on Power BI Desktop for Report Server

                              While using PBI Desktop for PBIRS would be a lot better to have an option under the menu Publish rather on Save As in order to save a report to the Power BI Report Server.

                              129 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export to excel functionality

                                Users are interested in the reports to be downloaded in excel, please add this functionality in power bi report server.

                                121 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Give Power BI desktop for Report Server also the Preview options

                                  Hi,

                                  At the moment there is a difference between PowerBI Desktop for Report Server and the "normal" PowerBI Desktop. I want to use the ShapeMaps, Visio Visual also. But this is not possible yet.

                                  115 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show thumbnails of Power BI reports (same as the Mobile Reports)

                                    Mobile Reports have a sample preview of what the underlying report looks like. Users find this useful when looking for the report they need. Can this be done for the Power BI tiles?

                                    104 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Power BI Report Server Auto Refresh

                                      Add a setting on power BI report server to enable report to auto refresh and display fullscreen.
                                      As well as a setting to hide all tool bars so that extensions do not need to be added into url.

                                      101 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add ability to import themes in PowerBI Desktop Optimized for Report Server

                                        With the regular desktop version (not optimized for Report Server), I was allowed to import color Themes. This is useful b/c I could load my companies colors to the desktop and all my visuals take on the colors themes I imported. I'm requesting this feature be added to the Desktop optimized for Report Server.

                                        98 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Analyze in Excel from Power BI Report Server

                                          This feature would be great. Many of our users are in Mac OS, which means they can't explore the data beyond the charts setup by the BI team, because PowerBI Desktop is not currently supported in Mac OS.

                                          81 votes
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