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  1. Lock elements

    It would be great to be able to lock the elements in the desktop version so that when using the scroll bars (on a slicer) that the control does not lift off the page and be dragged after I have found the items I wanted to tick.

    In fact being able to lock the elements down so that they cannot be moved (from maybe a Top left corner anchor point) would be better all round

    268 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Nick CaldwellNick Caldwell responded

      Good idea! Perhaps it can be added quickly, I’ll bring it up at our next sprint planning discussion.

    • 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.

      3,167 votes
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        226 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality.

        If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help make sure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
         
        https://aka.ms/x998cx

      • 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.

        1,148 votes
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          56 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • show progress when refreshing data

          Currently when connecting to a new data source or manually refreshing an existing data set, we see "refreshing data" with a loading icon on the top right corner. Is there any way to see number or percent of rows being loaded? Sometimes data is being loaded for a long time and we might want to see if it's actually being loaded. Maybe we can gain insights on how to improve a specific data source too.

          53 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            1,303 votes
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              under review  ·  120 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integration with the python data science stack

              Data scientists are increasingly using python and it'd awesome tools for data science (numpy, pandas, scikit learn, rpy2 etc)

              Would love it if power bi easily integrated into this pydata work flow!

              248 votes
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                under review  ·  25 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to select multiple items in a report in a dashboard

                Ability to select multiple items in a chart say multiple bars, pie's etc and automatically have filters applied to all the existing reports. this helps to highlight anomalies and see all the surrounding reports changes as we do it and showcase risks/opportunities

                442 votes
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                  under review  ·  36 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Power BI Designer for Mac

                  Provide a Power BI Designer application install for Mac OSs.

                  2,497 votes
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                    455 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Optionally remove focus mode box

                    Provide option to remove the focus mode border. This has the effect of messing up the experience of the report in most cases. If I want to allow focus mode on a detailed chart, then I can enable it. But in most cases it is extra UI baggage

                    148 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable share buttons

                      Option to disable the share buttons (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and share itself) in the embed code. I am using the embed code to post the report in a sharepoint page with in the company by this would prevent a public sharing.

                      401 votes
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                        under review  ·  68 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Connectivity to Google sheets

                        Connecting to Excel workbooks in OneDrive is a great first step, but connectivity to Google Sheets should be there too.

                        334 votes
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                          26 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Re-pointing reports/dashboards at different data sources

                          Ability to build reports/dashboards pointing to a data source (database in the Development / UAT machine) and then use the same reports/dashboards pointing to another data source (in the Production machine.

                          126 votes
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                            under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Google Drive

                            Connect to workbooks that are stored in Google Drive

                            134 votes
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                              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              636 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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?

                                1,624 votes
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                                  under review  ·  88 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • can i sign in with my personal email login?

                                  can i sign in with my MS outlook login?

                                  1,671 votes
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                                    462 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Gantt by Time and Planned v Actual

                                    The Gantt Visual should allow greater granularity i.e. include time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds. This should be part of the axis and duration.

                                    An alternative to "Completion" could be an 'actual' input i.e. [Actual Started] and [Actual Ended]. This will show Planned v Actual in a Gantt.

                                    133 votes
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                                      under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multiple Y-Axis on a chart

                                      We would like to have multiple y-axis on a chart, more than 2

                                      405 votes
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                                        under review  ·  47 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SQL Azure connector with Azure AD Auth

                                        Update the SQL Azure connector to use Azure AD Auth. This will allow row level security in the database to be used with PowerBI.

                                        It would be great to have PowerBI pass through user credentials to the database so that data can be kept secure.

                                        248 votes
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                                          under review  ·  23 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export printable PDF from Power BI Desktop directly

                                          Right now the only way to produce PDF files, or print dashboards is by uploading the data to powerbi.com and then performing those actions from there.

                                          Unfortunately, some of us CAN'T upload the data due to IT restrictions on data use, and on top of that it's really inconvenient to have to upload data just to produce a PDF file or print a page.

                                          Please add the ability to Power BI Desktop to produce PDF files directly. Without this I have a much harder time arguing the business case of Power BI, since most of the consumers of my reports…

                                          629 votes
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                                            under review  ·  35 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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