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Add Labels to Fields, Format, and Analytics to Help New Users & Presentations

With the launch of the Analytics pane, the Fields and Format icons also were refreshed. Unfortunately, placing core functionality in unlabeled 25x25 pixel icons adds to the perception that Power BI is unintuitive for new users.

As a more experienced user, I know where to click for Format options. New users often have no clue. They learn quickly enough with training, but it can often be frustrating until they catch on. In presentations or demos, no one has the ability except the presenter to explore the UI and hover over icons, etc.

PBI Desktop is not a mobile app. There's plenty of screen real estate for an icon plus label for Fields, Format, and Analytics. The ribbon items have icon plus label, and a lot of those items are infrequently used if used at all in the course of report development. Why not use icon plus label with some of the most frequently used icons in the application?

Mockup: http://i.imgur.com/x24cTmE.png

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