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PowerBI.com should have some type of Source Code control integration for change control

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  • Kristinn Thor Sigurjonsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to use source control or at minimum the option to merge desktop files is very important for the development of solutions using powerbi

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please prioritize this feature. As others have mentioned, this is mandatory for professional development, especially when doing collaborative work.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are you kidding? I just inherited an application using embedded power bi and there is no source control. someone tell me there's a workaround!

  • ibc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How on Earth can people do professional work without version control?

  • Zuzana Grelova commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is quite paint not to be able to compare changes between 2 versions of PBI file - since the structure is not readable by normal text editors :-/
    Also it prevents 2 users to be able to make changes to same file at the same time.
    We are using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server to keep our published versions of reports clean, but we cannot really track any changes within file itself.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am still not believing this function got 0 attention so far, a must need for corporate and big teams!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even a simple per-user "locking" mechanism would be a big first step. A very typical workflow is: (a) download report as PBIX from service (b) make changes in PBI desktop (c) publish. Without a lock very problematic even with a small number of contributors.

  • Raphael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are several team members contributing to a Power BI project and having source code control integration would bring a major improvement.

  • William commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PowerBI really needs to connect to TFS for source control as SSRS currently does.

  • Mike Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Source control is both needed for our daily work and will help enable the same PBI Template to point at our different databases.

  • Joseph Birgen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Integrated source control and diff is critical to consider this a professional tool for enterprise.

  • Stuart Cobbe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a serious issue for us and will block widescale adoption of PowerBI across our 300 strong team.

    Is there any progress on this?

  • Daniel Moenkhaus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates on if this is a road map item? This would be fantastic, as some other people have pointed out powerbi-vcs on github is a temporary unofficial solution..

  • Stelvio Gori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to be able to use GIT and /or Visual Studio Team Services to source control the development of Power BI solutions...

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