Ability to add Feedback or Questions on Dashboard
Would be great if we had a notes area of the Dashboard for people to leave comments or questions about the content on the Dashboard. Same would be true for the PowerView Reports, except have them rollup in the Dashboard area.
Thanks everyone for your support and votes! We’re working on enabling commenting for dashboards and reports in the Power BI service soon. Stay tuned.
Ryan Premak commented
Need comments allowed per grain of data. For example, if I want to comment on a field in a matrix, and there is a slicer set to June 2019, that comment should only show up for June 2019. When I switch to July 2019, the report should have no comments again until they're added for that specific grain and period of data.
I have couple suggestions for the future development of dashboard commenting feature:
1) An option to "Follow dashboard" so that you would get notified if new comments appear
2) An option for the owner of Dashboard/Workspace to choose receive notifications without tagging if new comments appear
3) A possibility to tag e-mail groups in the comment
This is a good idea. if we can even leave comments on tables or Matrix. Sometimes its a good idea to write for our self when designing these report. I personally have a hard remembering what field were what after few months. so it would be nice if we can write some notes or comments
Can we have an option to restrict comment visibility to a set of users/admin/group
Tim Stepp commented
Whats the status on this? This is a MUST have
Katie Singer commented
Is there an update on the micro-feedback option? As this would be very useful for my organization. Or workarounds in the meantime?
As a better addition to your existing reports you can always create a PowerApp that feeds/reads data into your Power BI reports and sits right on top of your Power BI Report, this will open up the options of functionality tremendously and in my experience has been very very useful. Also, a work around is to use the PowerBI (Preview) for SharePoint where users can comment and also like the report content.
Too Late. invested in a customized application. But still is a good idea and essential for report sharing and collaboration. Does anyone know the ETA?
We are about to try and implement another solution (like http://prologika.com/power-bi-writeback/), before we invest resources into this is there any ETA for this feature or what it will/wont include?
Mike Honey commented
For now I'm steering people to publish into Office 365 Groups (not just app workspaces) and take advantage of all that goodness (e.g. group OneNote, Conversations, Planner etc). Most people seem totally unaware of those Office 365 online apps.
Personally I prefer this approach e.g. OneNote Online is a "best of breed" collaborative note-taking app, and you can save links in it that take you directly to a PBI dashboard or report page.
I'd rather the PBI devs didn't burn time re-inventing the "note-taking app" wheel - there is plenty of other things they could be fixing/improving.
It would be very helpful to be able to mention someone in a comment to send an email and/or Teams chat notification with a link back to the specific report visual/bookmark.
Please also try and unify this user experience with Excel and across O365.
Raj Bhandal commented
I think the feedback mechanism could be the same as how you are collecting ideas for improvement here. People can submit ideas and others can comment or vote on them. This is key in our organization.
I think the feedback would need to be separable for feedback for improvements, vs. questions on the substance of the existing dashboards or reports themselves. Both are important.
I think a useful design would be to have a comment box for people to comment on or allow annotations as it is possible on PBI IOS app.
This a huge must have in my organisation. Thanks!
It will be useful feature, complemented with user collaboration using app workspace
When there are reports/ visualizations viewed by different people, they would have more insight when they can share interpretations and observations/ questions by writing immediately as they view the report and others can see when they open the report. It can be a collaborative communication. This feature is available in some other packages especially SAP Lumira.
It would be key to be able to add comments/start conversations over specific datapoints in dashboards' widgets or reports elements. I think of this as Power BI Annotations since it would enable users to start a conversation about very specific data by placing the annotation directly over the datapoint. It would behave similarly to comments in Youtube videos, where users can decide where to place them and hide or show them. Then for each annotation features such as conversations, links, attachments and so on could be added. This functionality is key for meaningful data analysis in distributed teams.
It would be great. Though it'd be ideal to have this feature activated for Power BI embedded environment as well at the same time.
I want to ensure this feature makes it to Power BI Embedded as well at the same time as other versions of Power BI.