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  1. Add "monthly" as a scheduled refresh option

    Pro users have the ability to schedule refresh for daily (intra day) and weekly. For some datasets, monthly is the right cadence. Can we have a scheduled refresh option that is Monthly (and lets us choose which day of the month the refresh is to occur)?

    792 votes
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  2. Dark Theme/Alternate Color Desktop Themes

    Enable a dark/black/gray theme for the various versions of BI; to enable ease of use.

    785 votes
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  3. 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

    768 votes
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  4. source control

    PowerBI.com should have some type of Source Code control integration for change control

    760 votes
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  5. Subscribe to email snapshots of reports in *specific filter/slicer states*

    Extend the email subscriptions feature, currently in public preview, to include support for email snapshots of reports in specific filter/slicer states.

    More information about the feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

    751 votes
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  6. Export to PDF via Power BI Embedded API

    The export to PDF feature of Power BI Desktop is awesome. Could we have this PDF support option via the embedded API to generate PDFs into a network location? Say, an UNC path. This would be fantastic for bespoke applications!

    744 votes
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  7. Conditional Formatting - Whole Table Rows

    It would be great to be able to format full rows and not just specific columns in tables.

    For example - I have a list of date driven tasks and would like to highlight the entire row where the task is overdue.

    743 votes
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  8. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    737 votes
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  9. Export to PowerPoint with individual image elements

    Currently, the Export to PowerPoint feature exports one image file per report. Update the Export to PowerPoint feature to support exporting an image per report visual instead.

    733 votes
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  10. Measure Dependency View (similar to the Query Dependency View)

    The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
    And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

    In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting.…

    726 votes
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  11. Full Screen Dashboards in Power BI Desktop

    Include an option to publish or show a "Full Screen" dashboard for Power BI Desktop, similar to a PowerPoint Slide.

    710 votes
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  12. Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

    Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

    708 votes
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  13. See Records feature improvements

    The 'See Records' feature is a great feature but is not complete. It needs to be able to


    1. Be used with all types of visuals (charts, tables, matrix, custom visuals)

    2. Compatible with Calculated measures

    3. Allow for feature to be turned on or off for each individual visual

    706 votes
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  14. Duplicate Measure and Format Copy

    It would nice to have the option to duplicate an existing measure (include formatting) and copy/paste the format of a measure (like Format Painter).

    696 votes
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  15. SSAS Get Data multiple data sources

    When connecting to a live SSAS in Desktop, once you've connected "Get Data" and "Recent Sources" goes gray. Please allow for additional data sources to be added in after making a live connection to SSAS.

    691 votes
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  16. copy screenshot of visual to clipboard

    I know that we can now click on the menu of a visual and choose to export data. But what about exporting a screenshot of the visual to clipboard?

    I suggest adding the option "copy visual to clipboard" right next to the option to export data from the visual. Here is a screenshot of what I mean: http://postimg.org/image/b2vkq15q9/

    Also, perhaps allow users to copy the visual to clipboard by hitting CTRL-C?

    My users are in dire need of this functionality because they often copy and paste charts into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, and not all of them are savvy…

    680 votes
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  17. Conditional Formatting throughout

    It would be great if you could do conditional formatting throughout all of Power BI Desktop. e.g. text boxes have conditional formatting based on your data. It would be great if conditional formatting also worked with the different bars in bar charts etc.

    675 votes
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  18. Power BI Desktop linux version

    It's hard to convince colleagues to use Power BI in case they using linux. With a Linux version (ubuntu?) of the Power BI Desktop they would not need to install a VM or similar.

    665 votes
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  19. Allow Power Query to Export Data

    Allow Power Query results to be written back to a flat file or SQL table.

    Relivant forum thread:
    http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Can-PowerQuery-write-data-back-out/m-p/1747

    658 votes
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  20. Ability to move/copy report/dashboards between Group Workspaces

    Be able to copy or move reports and dashboards between Group Workspaces, removing the need to re-publish a report and/or rebuild a dashboard.

    652 votes
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