Paid Power BI Desktop pro
We want a paid non throttled Power BI Desktop Pro edition
With the following features
2- Official support for analyse in Excel: only in a local Computer.
3-Capability to generate a password protected pbix file, any PowerBI desktop user can open the file, but they can see only the reports not the data model, only a pro user with the correct password can unlock the file, so at least we can use pbix as a way to securely share reports.
That’s all, Microsoft can make it as a subscription product, I think there is a market for that, all those “Power” Excel/Access/Proclarity/Tableau/Qlik users that want a pure and sophisticated self-service solution, and cannot use the cloud nor SSAS server
Bret Carr commented
Simply being able to lock down the setup (think Protected Sheets in Excel) of the PBIX/PBIT only seems logical. If you can do it with all other Microsoft Applications, why is this one just open to whomever?
I also have some unique code in my Queries that I wrote that has value and I'd rather not have someone lift it out for their own use!
Brian Spiller commented
Yes! In part for those cases where an environment still holds us to a 32-bit Office/Excel install. We could still run a 64-bit PBI-Desktop!
(Yes, I hate to admit we are still 32-bit Office for some old Office API's in use.)
Mimoune Djouallah commented
@anonymous , yes but we are talking non cloud solution.
Isn't this capability available by protecting the pbix files with Azure Rights Management aka Azure RMS?
Imke Feldmann commented
Very good idea! The main features I see for an attractive and reasonable paid model are:
1) "Sharing" PBI-desktop-content in a server-like way without the overhead that comes from installing SQL-server on prem
2) Real incremental load
(Yes, 1) could cannibalize SQL-server-sales, but I see also a good chance to make this a smooth transition-path towards a SQL-server-solution later on)