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Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here:

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  • Whit Waldo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It'd be really helpful to be able to submit lists of email addresses to receive reports created by someone on their team without actually having to have that person go and accept them. I can't expect someone that simply needs to look at the report and act on it to necessarily go and subscribe for each new relevant report that's created.

  • Adrian Neubauer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really important for my current situation. Managers and others do not want to log in to Power BI. They just want an email of a report sent to them without having to subscribe to it themselves. Please set the priority high for this.

  • Kurt Kinscherf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to manage subscriptions for groups will be very important to the long term viability of the PowerBI product within our organization and to our clients. Many decision makers do not want to or do not have the ability to login to Power BI themselves. "Pushing" the insights developed within PowerBI will further help to embed the technology within organizations

  • Raymond Boone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to be able to also "manage" those subscriptions so I could turn them off for people when they don't want the reports anymore.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very important, managers generally wont log in to see reports, they only want to see the big picture

  • Ralph Kemperdick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having the ability to send out snapshots (gifs being linked back to PBI) of the most recent dashboard rendered to the members of an Office365 group in a format that can be defined either by user or Dashboard creator, is critical for Enterprise Adoption of PBI.

  • Curtis Chong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Basically being able to use email AD group and/or users to the subscription. Currently we are using SSRS as PBI doesn't support this.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very important feature to use Power BI... because many users don't open powerbi service to see the report, they want to receive the report (pdf or excel) in their inbox.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please it will be hard to get my organisation on board with PowerBI if this feature is not released because report subscriptions is the core of our current process and not having this defeats the whole PowerBI Idea. Thanks a lot for looking into this.

  • Dean Chen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great to have this for external clients, but also internal users. Ideally enabling subscription at the group level.

  • Everton Barciela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, it would great to have a list of recipients in this option, hence we could send the reports to clients, or users that don't have power bi account yet.

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In order to generate savings reports for customers, having a way to automate weekly, monthly, and yearly emails would be extremely beneficial. Just a snap shot or interactive link

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    jfontenot commented · January 18, 2017 22:54 · Flag as inappropriate
    Please allow users to enter multiple email addresses in this new dialog.--- good..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, the email only sent for owner but not for share member... can you fixed it?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better to concentrate on getting the standard email subscription working first, no?

  • Gabrielius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be very nice.

    Another thing would be cool is if a person does not have PowerBI account (and doesn't want to have one), why not allow to send him the "published report" aka "publish to web" URL?

    Just like in this screenshot I made:

  • Paweł Jarecki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea! Hope it will be implemented soon. It will really help to convince more people to use Power BI.

  • Amer Farhan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is important. I cannot tell all managers in the company to go and subscribe to the email subscription themselves. At least the admin or report owner should have the access to subscribe for others.

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