Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace
Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.
This should be done ASAP, very frustrating and stupid on the team and person who designed it and let it roll out.
Neeraj Dubey commented
Would be great if only workspace created in powerbi are a available restricting all groups created outside of Powerbi remit
juan esteban fernandez commented
Plese go ahead with this idea, is very annonying for a huge infrastructure to have this behavior
Agree, this is a horrible idea. Every team doesn't need a workspace that will never be used and just confuses and clutters up PBI.
I deleted what I thought was an old empty workspace and it deleted the files in Teams, without any warning.
This came as quite a surprise when we saw our first team appeared as a workspace on Power BI ! Very much needed feature to disable or prevent automatic creation of workspaces in Power BI
Jonathan Neo commented
I have tested this with "Create workspaces (new workspace experience) enabled for a subset of the organisation" such that only a specified security group(s) can create app workspaces.
However the Teams integration with Power BI bypasses this rule and creates V1 App Workspaces anyway.
Same issue here and agree with Kieeran Steel's point below. It bypasses the governance structure we have in constraining the creation of workspaces, by letting classic ones pop up with admin and non-admin members.
This is currently causing issues for an enterprise Power BI roll-out to hundreds users in my workplace. We want to have control over what workspaces are created, and what access users have to those workspaces in order to enforce data governance.
Microsoft, can you add these votes to https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19432663-hide-non-power-bi-workspaces-from-left-menu - as it is the same problem but with 2 ideas which make them have less votes.
Noe Junc commented
"Clotted"...good word. "Crapped up," I'd use. Another MS "Ribbon" decision.
Teams is clunky, broken garbage adopted by clueless but ruthless C-suite turds and configured as no-delete/no-correct/always-recording corporate spyware.
Teams is the childish AOL portal to your carefully crafted Power BI reports, framing them in an ugly, unavoidable one-inch border, full-screen zoom disabled.
mike williams commented
With no other way to organize data extra workspaces clutter organization.
Roger Cortez commented
Is there any feedback from Microsoft on this issue? Also, I think someone mentioned that if you delete the workspace in PBI, it would delete the team in MS Teams. That's not the case. I just deleted a workspace and the team is still there in MS Teams. It is definitely annoying to have to go through that process every time a team is added in Teams.
Troy Erickson commented
It's hard to determine and sort through legitimate Power BI application workspaces and Teams-created workspaces that will never be used in Power BI. We have over 50 legitimate workspaces already and are now seeing Teams workspaces clutter our tenant. This is a terrible experience for our administrators.
Roger Stucki commented
Microsoft, not every Teams group needs a Power BI workspace. It really clutters up Power BI when one is created for each Teams group. Users then must sort through a bunch of workspaces to access the ones that are actually useful. If you think this isn't that big of an issue, then you overestimate the capabilities of the typical users. For my company which is just starting to use Power BI, careless design like this significantly hampers user adoption and negates my ability to sell Power BI to my senior executives (who are still unsure if they want Power BI).
Also, it’s careless design to not explicitly warn the user that by deleting a Power BI workspace they are also delete the Teams group. Right now the warning message is rather uninformative.
This doesn't happen for me, When I create a new Teams site, I get an O365 Group, but not a Power BI Workspace.
Anette van den Brand commented
Wyn Hopkins commented
I thought this common group scenario had been eliminated with the new App Workspace but clearly not. This is not a good experience. Please stop App Workspaces being created automatically. Members of Workspaces will not have Row Level Security applied and therefore automatically having Team members added to an App Workspace makes RLS redundant
Agree completely. Adding PowerBI workspaces automatically when they are not warranted or used is an admin headache.
We have a noticeable service governance problem with users complaining that they asked for a Microsoft Team to be created, but when the Team was provisioned, they also see a Power BI Workspace appear, which they did not ask for.
Please decouple Teams and Power BI Workspaces, as they are causing a headache for IT support.
Rebecca Gigliotti commented
Agreed that this is a major issue. We are in the early phases of implementing Power BI with the same governance model of preventing users from being able to create workspaces. In our case it is critical to our IT managed self-service model since the owner of the workspace is able to control security over the content, we need to be able to restrict who is able to create/own/manage a workspace.