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  1. Tool Tips for Buttons

    There is currently no tool tip for a button. Now that buttons can perform actions, it would be very useful to have the option to add a tool tip (or hover event message) rather than the default "click to follow link".

    232 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New functionality "Sync Slicers" in Custom Visual visualizations.

      I tested the "Sync Slicers" new functionality and it's a very good option but it doesn't work with a Custom Visual, for example, Chiclet Slicer. Chiclet Slicer is a Custom Visual visualizations widely used and it will be very important that this new functionality work in it well.

      795 votes
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        64 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add metrics to Premium Capacity Monitoring App

        We would like to have some extra features to the recently release Premium Capacity Monitoring App. Would it be possible to add the dataset size and the consumed capacity per dataset, instead of just the total?

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Personalized Bookmarks

          The current bookmarking feature requires report creators to define bookmarks. Ideally, users would be able to save personalized bookmarks (similar to web browser) in addition to the author's pre-defined bookmarks.

          For example, I might have a project management report or sales by stores. Each user of the report may have their own set of projects or stores that they want to quickly navigate between. These are relevant to the current users and not other users of the reports.

          1,120 votes
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            51 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rest API Apps list and specific App contents (reports, dashboards, users)

            I've been using the Power BI REST API to get the list of reports/datasets/dashboards/tiles/members/etc.), but don't see any option to get the list of Apps and the contents of a specific App (reports, dashboards, app members).

            Please add this to the REST API!

            We really need the Apps list and app contents (reports list, etc) and security information (members that have access to a specific App).

            Thanks!

            12 votes
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              started  ·  2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Admin ability to to clear the RAM/memory within a premium node

              Admin ability to to clear the RAM/memory within a premium node. At times the memory seems to run hot and functions seem to be halted due to high memory usage. As an admin, its near impossible to troubleshoot what is consuming memory. If I could clear it out to get things working properly again, that would be great. It would also allow me to troubleshoot the root cause better

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                2,234 votes
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                  169 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table

                  Please allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table also - not just in charts.
                  Thank you

                  65 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Dynamic row-level security for Power BI Report Server

                    Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server) allows you to define roles with DAX filters. However, when reports are published to the Report Server, there is no way to assign these roles to specific users/groups, so we can't yet implement row-level security on the Report Server. It would be great it Report Server was able to support dynamic row-level security similar to the Power BI Service.

                    931 votes
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                      61 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show actual CPU utilization of Premium capacity rather than just CPU high utilization

                      For the Premium Capacity reports, show actual CPU utilization of Premium capacity rather than just CPU high utilization (represented by the number of times the CPU exceeded 80% utilization). At the moment we have no idea how close we are to breaching CPU performance limits. We could be close to 79% permanently without knowing.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cause Messaging built into the Premium Capacity Metrics App/Report

                        Although the new Prem Cap Metric app is a good start to allowing organizations to understand and manage their Premium Capacity, it has a way to come.

                        Trying to get to the root cause of issues in capacity utilization is still a difficult puzzle. Better ways to help point the administrators to the issues is needed. As we know, there are several reasons for high utilization, some can be addressed in development (query tuning) and some operationally (staggering refreshes). And when those items are handled, the next step is capacity expansion.

                        I would like to see more details about the…

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Power BI Embedded

                          Our organization has a worldwide presence and we have to adhere to local country data privacy rules. To successfully deploy Power BI Embedded or Power BI Premium capacities we need to be able to choose specific location region where the capacity is created. Right now the PBIE capacity location region is indirectly related to Azure AD tenant region and directly related to Power BI tenant region. This forces us to create additional Azure AD/Power BI tenants just to have PBIE in a different region. Please disconnect PBIE capacity location from PBI tenant location and offer a wide location region selection.…

                          8 votes
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                            started  ·  2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow setting connectionstring for imported mode via API

                            Curently you can set the connection string via 'SetAllDatasetConnectionsInGroup' but only for direct query datasets. Unless this works for imported mode, I don't see how we can make SAAS offerings using imported mode.

                            12 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better Premium Capacity Usage report

                              The current capacity usage report just shows Good/Marginal/Critical. This information does not help with troubleshooting or capacity planning. Request to have more detailed report (e.g., line graph) with historical data. This will help with troubleshooting issue if we see usage spikes or with capacity planning for growth trend.

                              10 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export to PowerPoint with filters applied

                                PowerPoint Export to take into account filters that have been applied to the report prior to export. This is essential for users which need to filter on historic dates and then wish to export the report with those details.

                                1,290 votes
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                                  135 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi everyone,

                                  We’ve begun work on this feature and a few others related to the export and subscription scenarios you have been looking for updates around. In addition to keeping you updated on the progress here, a blog post I’m posting on the Power BI blog next week will provide a look at what’s happening now and in the next few months in these areas.

                                  Thanks!

                                • Allow admins to control which users' identities are exposed in per-user usage metrics

                                  Usage metrics now expose per-user information - i.e. the names of the users that are accessing dashboards and reports.

                                  Allow admins control which users' names and info are picked up by the feature. In other words, admins can choose to "anonymize" certain sets of users so that their names do not appear in usage metrics.

                                  21 votes
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                                    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow customization of email subscription schedule

                                    Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

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

                                    761 votes
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                                      42 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi everyone, sorry for the delay posting a status update. We’ve started work on this feature and expect to have out in the near future. We’ll update the status on this once we’ve shipped!

                                    • Disable/hide visual border on hover

                                      Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

                                      446 votes
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                                        30 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

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

                                          We started the process of supporting custom visuals for Export to PowerPoint. you can expect some of the more popular custom visuals to be supported soon.

                                        • Export to Power Point

                                          Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

                                          181 votes
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