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  1. Allows Slicers to apply to all Pages of a Report

    As has been partly implemented with Filters, it would be very useful to have slicers that could apply to all pages of a report. This would allow users to interact more easily.

    4,707 votes
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    513 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The most exciting news so far this year! In the February release of Power BI Desktop we’ve shipped the ability to synchronize slicers on different pages in your report! You can read more about how the feature works here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2018-feature-summary/#syncSlicers

    Thanks again for everyone’s feedback and votes on this feature. We do listen to you so keep voting and let us know what other things you need us to prioritize.

  2. Print option from Power BI Desktop

    A print option for Power BI Desktop is required.

    This will support design and development efforts by having a hard copy available for use in scenarios where online and real-time are not the best approach or even the most appropriate approach.

    4,331 votes
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    193 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Matrix +/- Collapse/ Expand Buttons

    Please add Collapse/Expand buttons in the Matrix Visualizations. Otherwise when all fields are expanded by default the user would have to scroll a lot to find what they are looking for. I could add a slicer to take user to the data they are looking for but then the rest of the data in the matrix disappears and more specifically the overall totals change!Expand/Collapse buttons would keep the overall totals as intended and totals for other fields while allowing the user to only expand the field they are interested in. Also ability to do conditional formatting for a specific field…

    3,793 votes
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    239 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With our November update of Power BI Desktop, you can now expand/collapse matrix row headers. You can read more on our blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse

    A few people were asking about column headers. As some of the work involved for column headers is different than row headers, we want to understand how many users specifically need/want column header support as well. If you need column header support, please vote on this idea that I added to UserVoice: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200/suggestions/36038050

  4. Allow copy and paste between different PBIX's

    Often we need to expand on an idea from one report further and copy and paste visuals/pages from one PBIX to another. This would be a huge productivity and quality benefit.

    3,687 votes
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    290 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Tables in PDF files

    I have come across so many public data repositories that hold data in PDF format. Other websites have tables within documents such as annual reports etc., also in PDF format. A data source for PDFs or tables from PDFs would be awesome!

    3,072 votes
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    282 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Custom Viz access to the previous levels in a drill-down

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees.

    This would let custom viz developers add thing like pivot tables and Breakdown Trees :)

    [This idea was created as an offshoot of https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15844186-pivot-tables-and-breakdown-trees. Fredrik had initially asked for updates to the Custom Viz API, but many votes and comments were cast assuming the idea was just asking for the Power BI team to…

    2,941 votes
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    112 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Pivot tables and breakdown trees

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

    2,926 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Visual level filtering in slicers

    I have a large set of options from which I would like to pick some specific ones and use them in a slicer to filter my data.
    Currently, this is not possible while it is an implemented feature for other chart types.
    I'm currently using a 100% stacked column chart as a workaround.

    2,840 votes
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    144 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to say this is now complete! In the June 2019 release of Power BI Desktop you’ll see you can set visual level filters on slicers. There’s one known issue where applying a measure filter to a slicer in range mode causes the visual to show an error. We’ll release a fix in an interim update before the July release.

    Thanks for your patience and your votes, everyone!

  9. Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode

    The ‘Full Screen mode’ could become more useful for presenting reports on dedicated large screens if it became just a bit more dynamic. Whilst it is currently possible to scroll through report sheets by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner, it would be most valuable to be able to automate such browsing. A solution could be to introduce a “Play” button that starts a slideshow scrolling through the available report sheets according to a customizable time interval.

    2,689 votes
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    162 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. PowerBI reports and dashboard on-premise hosting

    As per available documentation, power bi reports and dashboards will be published to microsoft cloud. It is very awesome approach as it saves all overhead of maintaining infrastructure. But there are case where on-premise hosting is required, Can we configure on-premise server to host power bi reports just like SSRS reports?

    2,526 votes
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    345 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

    Hi everyone,

    With Power BI Report Server now generally available (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/report-server/), we’re marking this idea completed. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for participating in this community over the past few months and taking time out of your busy days to try the previews and share your feedback; I can’t overemphasize how much we appreciate it and how much it contributes to the product.

    In case you missed it, check out our recent blog post, “A closer look at Power BI Report Server” (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2017/05/17/a-closer-look-at-power-bi-report-server/).

    While the June 2017 release supports Power BI reports that connect “live” to Analysis Services, we’re hard at work on integrating the Power Query/M-language and Analysis Services/DAX engines to unlock direct connectivity to the other Power BI Desktop data sources, targeted for later this (calendar) year.

    We’ve now created a “Report Server” category…

  11. Custom branding/colour scheme of dashboard (custom css?)

    How sexy the data looks is sometimes more important than how accurate it is!

    I love a light grey/dark grey colour scheme as much as the next person, but it be great to be able to brand the dashboard with the organisation colours/background watermark/logos etc. Maybe offer an option to modify the default CSS used - similar to how blogging sites like blogger allow you to change your page layouts/colours with a simple admin gui or completely change it by rewriting the CSS

    2,490 votes
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    152 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Embed in SharePoint/Office365

    Make it possible to embed Power BI dashboards/reports/items on Office365/SharePoint online pages, for example as a web part.

    2,357 votes
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    287 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Today I’m very excited to announce the availability of the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online! We’ve heard from you all that SharePoint Online is a critical part of how you disseminate and communicate data and that to-date it wasn’t easy to include Power BI content there. The feature we’re announcing today changes all that.

    We’ve been busy at work with the SharePoint team building an out-of-the-box web part for SharePoint Online using their new Modern Pages infrastructure. The new web part we are releasing today enables SharePoint authors to embed Power BI reports directly in SharePoint Online pages with no code required! The feature is available today for Office 365 First Release customers.

    Read all about the new web part on the Power BI Blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/integrate-power-bi-reports-in-sharepoint-online/

    We really appreciate your ideas so do let us know what else you’d like us to add to the web part.

  13. Drill-down should drill or cross-filter other visualizations on the page

    I have a report page with multiple charts and visualizations. Let's say one of the chart shows Sales by Year and I drill down into 2013 to see the sales by month in 2013. Currently, the drill-down has no effect on the other charts and visualizations on the page; they still show data for all years, not just for 2013. Instead, I'd like other charts to drill down into 2013 or filter by 2013 as well.

    2,337 votes
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    218 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Well this is exciting!

    We’ve just shipped the December release of Power BI Desktop, and I’m very pleased to say we’ve added the ability to apply filters from a visual when you drill into it. This is now the default for any new visuals; you can turn it on for existing visuals (or disable it if you don’t want it) through the Format tab. Look for “Drilling filters other visuals”.

    Hope you like it!
    thanks!

  14. Python Script in Power BI

    It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

    2,266 votes
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    171 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Create different slicers

    Allow slicers to be created as drop downs, calendars, on/off switches etc. Let slicers contain multiple fields. Also allow user to specify that slicer can only have one value selected and set a default

    2,151 votes
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    127 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Analysis by date/time: View data by year, month, day, day of week, time of day, etc.

    If I have a date/time field in my data, I should be able to view metrics by year, by month, by day, by day of week, by time of day, and so on. I should be able to drill from month down to day, back up to month, and so on.

    I should also be able to ask for 'last 7 days' or '12 months ago' in my formulas, filters etc.

    I shouldn't need to create a "Date" table and all of these fields in my data. As long as I have a date/time field in my data, I should…

    2,115 votes
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    112 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In the May release of Power BI Desktop we shipped a preview of the relative date slicer. To learn more check out this blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

    In addition, the new Quick Measures feature has a bunch of time intelligence calculations that you can add to your model. Learn more about that feature here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/quick-measures-preview/

  17. Power Point Integration

    Being able to intergrade Power BI dashboards and reports into a Power Point deck will allow Power BI leapfrog the competition as a solid differentiation play and also in terms of value to end users.

    2,077 votes
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    164 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tzvi Keisar responded

    I’m happy to share that “Export to PowerPoint” is available as a Preview feature, now in powerbi.com.
    See the blog post here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/export-power-bi-report-to-powerpoint-preview/

    Since this is still in preview, I’ve opened a community thread to capture your feedback. please use it, we will be monitoring it closely: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Export-to-PowerPoint-Preview-feedback/td-p/78945

    Thanks for supporting this important feature, and for your patience!

  18. Share with external users outside my organisation

    It would be essential that the dashboard and reports can also be shared with external users. E.g. to be able to create a dashboard for a customer for example to show the SLA performance.

    2,075 votes
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    completed  ·  281 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Pass filters in URL

    It would be great if we can pass filters in the url of the dashboard, which will filter the reports based on various parameters e.g. current fiscal period, geography, person's role, department etc.

    2,012 votes
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    75 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the filter survey last year and for leaving detailed comments below in the meantime as well.

    We used your feedback to prioritize and release two enhancements to our filtering:

    1. In June, we released the ability to share report filters with others. Behind the scenes, this creates a bookmark with the current slicer/filter state and share a URL containing that bookmark ID. You can use that URL as you wish – in portals, your own emails, anywhere!

    2. In August, we expanded support for URL filters on reports, by supporting additional data types (datetime), additional operators beyond equals (greater than or equals, greater than, less than or equals, less than), and the ‘in’ operator to allow filtering on multiple values easily. See more details at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-url-filter-improvements/

    We hope these improvements have been helpful to you. If this wasn’t enough and you still want other…

  20. Power BI Desktop Auto Update

    I'm shocked that I'm required to download a new version of Power BI every time you roll out updates. It's 2015, push those updates via the web to my desktop app, how hard can that be?

    1,970 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At Ignite 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is now available through the Windows Store! You can get it from http://aka.ms/pbidesktopstore

    We know that the majority of our users are already on Windows 10 so this should be a great way for you to keep up to date with Power BI Desktop automatically and without requiring admin permissions.

    If you’re not planning to update to Windows 10, you can still get the .msi version in the same way we’ve made it available before. We can also evaluate making it available through Microsoft Update. You can vote for that here:
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/31732477-make-desktop-available-through-microsoft-update-f

    Thanks!

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