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  1. scheduled export of a report to pdf

    It would be nice if there is an option to have a scheduled export of a report to PDF. A nice to have feature would be to directly e-mail it to people so they are being notified of the latest report.

    5,467 votes
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    539 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Another update on this item – users now have the ability to set up scheduled subscriptions with paginated reports and 6 different formats, along with parameters per subscription to allow further personalization. There is also now the ability to create paginated reports against any Power BI dataset in the service, and we’re planning to add drillthrough from Power BI to Paginated Reports in the short term.

    We still have plans to support e-mail attachments for Power BI reports as well in the coming months, and we’ll share more specifics once we get closer to starting that work.

  2. Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

    Multiple requests from groups that would like to see a decomposition tree. Typically they are from Proclarity/PerformancePoint world.

    4,562 votes
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    173 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Incremental Data Loads

    Is it possible to add incremental load functionality to Power Query? Pull and load just new or changed rows from source system

    3,750 votes
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    412 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.

    At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.

    You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh

    We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!

  4. SSRS Reports for drill down into detailed reports

    I think using SSRS type of reports to show detailed information that make up measures dispalayed on the dashboard would be useful. Currently I do that in performance point using actions from my tabular models. I think if that was included this would be a full replacement to performance point.

    974 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 839 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Transfer of ownership of created dashboards

    It would be great if there was an option to tranfer ownership of created reports and dashboards. This way, work would not have to be duplicated if the original creator was to leave the company/change roles/etc.

    838 votes
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    started  ·  54 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Ability to add Feedback or Questions on Dashboard

    Would be great if we had a notes area of the Dashboard for people to leave comments or questions about the content on the Dashboard. Same would be true for the PowerView Reports, except have them rollup in the Dashboard area.

    616 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    525 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add Folders to organize fields

    Ability to organize fields into folders to allow users to easily find them

    510 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    501 votes
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    19 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.

  11. Need a way to test a dashboard before releasing to production.

    Need a way to test a dashboard (some sort of a dev environment) before releasing (to production environment). This is especially critical in enterprise settings, where any change to the dashboard will likely have large business impact affecing a large number of people.

    365 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Nick Caldwell responded

    We’re doing several improvements to the overall manageability, collaborative authoring, and organization of dashboards/reports. Having a pre-release test environment is a key component of the forward roadmap.

  12. Allow Power BI Designer to open a Dataset or Report published in online Power BI repository

    If you setup a data source using the Power BI Analysis Services Connector that shows up in the Power BI online Dataset repository you should allow the use of that dataset directly from the Power BI Designer.

    This will allow you to publish reports using the already shared dataset and it also gives you a better experience querying a tabular data source then the Power BI Designer does now when connecting directly to the tabular instance.

    I would say this should also apply to any other 3rd party data source created there for the likes GitHub, Salesforce, etc.

    You should…

    262 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Fetiye responded

    We are currently working on the support to re-open pbix files from desktop.

  13. 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

    233 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Export to Power Point

    Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

    211 votes
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    started  ·  29 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Custom Tooltips on Hover

    Custom "tooltips" when hovering over a point on a visual. Month after month, I am required to offer Analysis & Actions narrative for how we're performing. It would be nice to see this by hovering over a point on a visual rather than take up valuable real estate with a text box.

    206 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Improve customs visuals quality

    On the one hand, custom visuals are great. Thanks to the engaged community we have new visualizations.

    On the other hand, those visuals are buggy, unoptimized, not fully integrated, lacking functionality and sometimes of poor visual quality.

    Hope the PowerBI team picks up on the shortcomings and improves them or release their own official versions.

    Please vote ;)

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

    We are investing to constantly improve the custom visuals and the platform. performance, reliability, feature-set, etc.
    Most visuals are maintained by the community, and we encourage them to improve. recently the custom visuals gallery was migrated to the Office store, where reviews and ratings are available, so I encourage you to go and review visuals and ask for features directly from the developers.
    You can also use the dedicated community site to suggest ideas: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Custom-Visuals-Ideas/idb-p/CustomVisualsIdeas

  17. Failed auto-refresh should not cancel the refresh schedule

    Currently if auto-refresh fails, the refresh schedule is disabled meaning IT has to go in and re-enable the schedule for each data connection after any ill-timed service outage. Sadly, the schedule is also disabled silently so unless IT checks in on the dashboard they have no way of knowing refresh is turned off.

    146 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Mini Nair responded

    As mentioned before, we’ll still disable refresh if we notice that refresh fails consistently, but this time we’ll send you an email to inform you why we turned off refresh.

  18. Commentary option

    If you could give readers of a report or dashboard the opportunity to comment on the figures they see, it would add enormous value.

    144 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Bing Ads

    Pull advertising data from the Bing Ads platform for campaign management, keyword analytics etc.

    136 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Need usage metrics on organizational content packs

    People who publish organizational content packs need to know who is using them, who has personalized them. Also the IT organization of a company needs to know this for all content packs published to their Power BI tenant

    126 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Nick Caldwell responded

    Yep, I think people will enjoy usage monitoring for individual reports and dashboards as well.

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