Support Group Policy and WSUS / SCCM Updates
The application should have the ability to be deployed / updated like any other Office Package, either via the Office 365 Pro Plus CTR approach or traditional patching. It should also respect Group Policy for control of user settings and ability to disable features that may infringe corporate security policies.
We also would like to have some admx-template to adjust settings with a group policy object (GPO). This would be very helpful when it comes to an enterprise deployment.
Also because of the high update frequency of Power BI Desktop it would be good to have such a feature. It would help to keep the settings on clients up to date. Especially when the available settings change from version to version this is the only way how to handle this in an enterprise deployment.
I am unable to update my PowerBI desktop since I got my new PC this past summer. Appreciate any improvements to this process.
Tim Coburn commented
There has to be a way to keep PowerBI updated and standardized throughout the organization.
Jason Myers commented
I highly agree, my Micrsoft & Adobe patches are 100% automated via SCCM ADR's with the exception of Power BI Report Server & Power Bi Desktop.
At the very least a SCUP Catalog including the updates, would be extraordinary.
Yogendra Bhetwal commented
Idea sounds good .
Wayde Carter commented
We need this to manage updates to users
Gary Cao commented
Have you done some in-depth comparison between Power BI and Alteryx Designer desktop? Not exactly targeting the same user audience, but some "power users" intend to shift between Power BI (descriptive analytics, data visualization) and Alteryx-like functions (data integration, exploration, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, scoring, etc.). What is the roadmap or current capabilities on integrating Power BI with predictive analytics for "citizen data scientists"?
This is much needed.
This is totally critical to deploy in a business environment which the product is supposedly targeted at...
DS Sharma commented
This would be the one of the most important requirements for large deployments.
Tung Nguyen commented
As an sccm admin, please put these updates in WSUS. Or at least let subscribe to an email list that tell us when power bi is updated.
Rob H commented
Manual download makes roll out and updates much harder than necessary as we don't always allow people to update their own software.
It would be better if the app could support the self-update features that Microsoft Teams seems to have.
Matt Smith commented
Every months (or less) having to manually download the installer, install it - OMG is soo annoying, if it wasn't for the cool new features I wouldn't bother. Seriously package updates via WSUS