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  1. Save Power BI report to Report Server with data source other than Analysis Services

    At the moment it is only possible to save a Power BI report with data source Analysis Services to the Report Server. With any other data source you get a error, that only Analysis Services is supported. Please add the possibility to save reports with other data sources to Report Server.

    169 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’ve just released the August 2017 Preview so you can try our work in progress. With this preview, you can import data from any Power BI Desktop data source, publish your report to Report Server, and view and interact with it in your web browser.

      Read all about it here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-august-2017-preview-now-available/.

      We’re targeting Q4 CY 2017 for our next production-ready release.

    • Enable specific security groups setting for 'Publish to web'

      The "Publish to web" setting for portal administrators currently has the options of 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'. It would be beneficial to have this manageable in the same way as content packs so certain security (AAD) groups could be set as publishers.

      126 votes
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        12 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.

        496 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve dashboard/report usage metrics report performance

          The dashboard/report usage metrics can take >10s to load in certain cases. Please improve the performance of the report.

          FYI: the documentation for the current feature can be found here:
          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

          28 votes
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            started  ·  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            2 votes
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              started  ·  0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Slider / Slicer for Values

              We now have a great Slicer for dates, which is presented as a Slider, but it would be great to have a similar Slider Slicer for values too.

              eg, If I have a field called 'Customer Balance' and want to give the end user the ability to filter down between two values (Customer Balances between 1000 & 10000), then a standard Slicer is not suitable as it just lists the balances. A Slider based Slicer will fill this role.

              171 votes
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                17 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Filter bookmarks

                To have some kind of filter bookmarks so to "save" recurring searches or slicers slections (and avoiding repeating over and over select/unselect to surf in the data).

                139 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export to Power Point

                  Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

                  105 votes
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                    started  ·  9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Connection to Common Data Service (CDS)

                    Please create a data connection to CDS as a data source. This is the database model behind PowerApps

                    37 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your interest in this connector! With this update of the Power BI Desktop, there is now a preview of the PowerApps Common Data Service connector. You can read more about the preview here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-feature-summary/#cds

                      Once the Common Data Service team expands the number of people with access to the connector to everyone, we will remove the “beta” tag and close the suggestion as completed.

                    • Combine enterprise gateway and online data sources

                      At this time, a gateway will not function properly if you are using data sources and one is online and one is on-prem. As soon as the online data source is added, the gateway is designed to gray out because Power BI interprets that it is no longer needed. I would like to be able to combine data sources from both on-prem and online sources together with the use of gateways.

                      815 votes
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                        111 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi everyone – Another update regarding this feature. We’re working through development and found a few challenges that have increased the cost and will push this feature release to the end of September (instead of my previous ETA of end of August). The initial support will enable refreshing datasets that connect to Online and On-prem sources but that do not “mash up” data between them (i.e. no Merge/Append or other query references involved). We will enable full mashup scenarios in a second phase, coming later this year.

                        Thanks everyone for your interest on this capability – Please stay tuned for further updates as we get towards the end of September.

                      • Q&A in embedded

                        Would love to see the Q&A feature in BI Embedded. Would be a huge value add.

                        84 votes
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                          started  ·  11 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 ;)

                          137 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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

                          • Create new dataset from R by doing calculations on data loaded in PowerBI already

                            The current R data connector forces you to pull data into R directly from the source (CSV, etc.) in order to run calculations and have the results show up as a PowerBI dataset. It would be very useful to be able to do R calculations from data sources already pulled into PowerBI instead, and then create a new data source from those.

                            24 votes
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                              started  ·  2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow R functions to transform data before graphing.

                              Let custom R script modify current tables, and let the result set be returned back into PowerBI's charting capabilities. This is similar to the idea of having custom SQL statements as filters for your data source. Having R functions modifying your data before graphing is even more powerful.

                              19 votes
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                                started  ·  0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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

                                2,650 votes
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                                  14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the creation of a Theme Pack

                                  Allow for the creation of a corporate color theme pack. Same principle of styles in Excel: I define a set of styles (colors, fonts, background, format,...) and apply to my report items. For example, let me set the default slicer background color to a suitable shade so that all slicer created start with my default color settings. I would also like to be able to save me color scheme separately so that i can share it with colleagues to create a consistent feel.

                                  952 votes
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                                    52 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pass data from another source as input to the R.Execute() function

                                    The R.Execute() Power Query function only allows you to use R for ingesting data. Ideally, make R.Execute() more powerful by making it a data transformation function as well as data source. Let data be loaded from other sources, and then R.Execute() could be called in a subsequent step in the Power Query query.

                                    let
                                    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("C:\[...].xlsx"), null, true),
                                    Custom1 = R.Execute("df<-data.frame(Source) [...]")
                                    in
                                    Custom1

                                    Transformations could all be done in R first, but it's slower in general, and you lose the convenience of blending data in Power BI itself.

                                    15 votes
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                                      started  ·  6 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Refresh dashboards tiles when i change a report

                                      It very annoying having to re-draw every dashboard that uses a specific report. It would be nice having automatic refresh of the dashboard tile when I change a report involved.

                                      273 votes
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                                        30 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        started  ·  loreylorey responded

                                        We’re working on a solution that we believe will solve this problem. Stay tuned.

                                      • Filter charts in mobile app (iPhone & Android)

                                        Give power bi mobile app ability to filter data fields like in desktop version. Include via side bar slider perhaps

                                        328 votes
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                                          started  ·  33 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ArcGIS geodatabases

                                          Be able to connect to an ESRI ArcGIS geodatabase to view and query on feature classes.

                                          277 votes
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                                            49 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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