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.
Nancy Anastas commented
This is a highly important idea that needs to be implemented. It is impeding our rollout of Teams and causing confusion among users who are using Teams and Power BI.
Microsoft, I believe that you are spending too much time on the bells and whistles that look "snazzy" and not enough time on the nuts, bolts and foundational functionality that is essential to administer an enterprise level Power BI program. The current admin functionality is severely lacking.
Of course, any admin ideas do not get as many votes because there aren't as many administrators as there are users, but lack of focus in this area will eventually begin to impact the users as well as the admins. Please start paying attention to these critical features!!
Shail M commented
Absolute clutter to see so many workspaces in power bi , what is the point of removing o365 groups and adding that same burden now in power bi through teams
I am facing the same problem in our enterprise. We want to have governance over workspace creation and also want to use workspaces for internal charging of our Power BI cost.
Now with users undermining our governance with O365 groups created via teams we lose all governance :-(
Is there a fix for this on any roadmap?
Andrew Lowson commented
100% agree. This needs to be implemented yesterday!
Manuel Adrega commented
Hundreds of Teams... very confusing to users looking for a specific workspace...
PLEASE implement this - its driving me nuts!
Amit Gupta commented
Having hundreds of Teams created 100s of Power BI Workspaces (most of which are empty) which is very confusing to users looking for a specific workspace.
Absolutely needs fixed. Also, the option "Leave Workspace" doesn't just remove the Workspace from PowerBI, it chucks you out of the actual Team or Group, which is not clear when you choose this option in PowerBI
Please note, the same thing happens with Outlook groups - every outlook group automatically creates a Workspace. This makes everything incredibly messy, and trying to roll out PBI to non tech users much harder. You want users to see only the workspaces which are actually PBI workspaces!
About workaround mentioned… Deletion of workspace from Power BI portal deletes the team from Teams as well, right?
Since this is definitely an issue with any governance, as noted by many below, for using Power BI especially in an enterprise environment, we are using a workaround through an Alert with O365 to notify when new teams are created, followed by validating and deleting any "unauthorized" work-spaces using the Power BI Admin portal.
Not pretty but necessary, looking into scripting it out based on the same alert as well.
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.