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  1. Publish a Power BI Roadmap

    Currently there does not seem to be a roadmap for Power BI. This makes it very hard to plan implementations, as meetings tend to end up with someone saying "Microsoft must know this is a winning feature. I can't believe it's not on their roadmap."

    As the person who has to turn the stakeholders dreams into a Power BI reality, this leaves me feeling uneasy, as I can name at least half a dozen must have features that we still don't have.

    160 votes
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    • Read Only Access to Relationship View in Thin Workbooks

      My definition of a thin workbook is when you connect Power BI to a tabular server. This can be SSAS Tabular or the Power BI Service (golden dataset as covered here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/new-power-bi-reports-golden-dataset/)

      When you use Power BI Desktop as a thin workbook, you cannot see the relationship view or the data view. While this makes sense (they are not editable), it means that it is very difficult for someone to write local measures. It is not possible to accurately write a local measure unless the relationships between the tables are visible.

      Please add the relationship view so the end…

      169 votes
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      • Bug- In PBI Desktop, when typing a title, the cursor jumps from the title text box to another point on the page. This happens everytime when

        This is a bug report since I couldn't find an easy way to report bugs from the PBI desktop nor the website. In PBI Desktop, when typing a title, the cursor jumps from the title text box to another point on the page after so many characters are typed. This happens everytime when I am trying to type in a title. Please fix.

        8 votes
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        • Please Add possibility in bubble chart add lines to x and y axis custom measures

          Please Add possibility in bubble chart add lines to x and y axis custom measures. Maybe in constant value fields ( https://prnt.sc/k9l2z4 ). Maybe in new menu. Look, we have fact sales amount on x axis (bubbles) and we want add on x axis plan amount (line) , but now we can't do this. The same on y axis - we set order number as bubble and we want compare it with plan as line ( http://prntscr.com/k9l8cb )

          11 votes
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          • Different default drill-downs level based on AD groups on one report

            I have a case where I would like to show different default drill-down level based on AD groups on one report. In other words, I have a geo hierarchy where I have Region->Sub-region->Country, and AD groups limit the access to data, based on users' geographical location. There are AD groups for each Region and a Global AD group that sees all the data.

            I would like to have a possibility for the Global AD group to see the default drill-down in visualizations as the Region level and Regional AD groups to see the default drill-down in visualizations as the Sub-region…

            4 votes
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            • Drillthrough filter exclusion

              The Drillthrough function is wonderful and powerful. However, there are times when we need to exclude a filter or two from passing through to the Drillthrough page.

              It would be very useful to allow a list of fields that are excluded as filters on the Drillthrough page.

              4 votes
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              • Visual Export to Excel

                Please upgrade/include the below mentioned feature in "export to excel" option.

                * Export Table or Matrix or Any Visuals to excel with the same look as it is in the PBI report/dashboard.

                70 votes
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                • printing whole reports versus screen shotting partial reports

                  Exporting to pdf is not more useful than exporting to powerpoint if we just get a screen shot. We have to use Tableau and other products because we can't print power bi reports. It's hard to justify keeping power bi if we can't print whole reports that who all the data in a table visual.

                  1 vote
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                    1 vote
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                    • Add a notes section to Power BI Desktop

                      When creating multiple BI reports it is often useful to refer back to a "How To" or a "notes" section which describes what you have actually done. I currently keep track using OneNote - but being able to add notes directly to the BI Desktop ensures whoever edits the .pbix file can hit the ground running. (Think of notes in PowerPoint etc..)

                      4 votes
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                      • Tooltips for buttons

                        Since the July release it is possible to use tooltips on tables.
                        It would be great if this option can be used on buttons in the action section.
                        Now we have 'Back', 'Bookmark' and 'Q&A'
                        Is it possible to add 'Tooltip' for buttons, so it's possible to use (for example) an info button, which shows information about the current report or visual for customer purposes?

                        6 votes
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                        • Disable welcome messages when logging in as free user to Power BI Service

                          Disable daily appearing welcome messages such as 'You already have an account', 'Almost ready' and 'Invite more people' when free users part of a premium license log in to Power BI Service.

                          31 votes
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                          • Allow Third Party Reporting applications to connect to PowerBI.com Datasets (e.g. Tableau, Qlik...)

                            For organizations that are heavily invested or are planning to invest in Microsoft Services (Azure, Office 365, Power BI...)...

                            There is often a group of users who are using Third Party tools for visualization (Tableau, Qlik etc.).

                            It would really strengthen the case for Microsoft if PowerBI.com allowed these 3rd Party tools to connect to it's datasets.

                            This would ease the discussion around adoption of Microsoft technology (without the need to necessarily give up on all other tools used).

                            This way, Microsoft Power BI models can be the single sourse of truth, which can power the reporting in various tools…

                            13 votes
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                            • Power BI Lite licens

                              Power BI should have a Lite License for people that only consume dashboards or reports every now and then. This is for people that don't create reports but need to see the dashboards and may need to use the "report level" to be able to export output to PowerPoint (since you can't export the dashboard to PowerPoint but can only do it at Report level).
                              Same idea exactly as posted previous by Collin Quiring (may 2017) and closed!!! by MS.
                              Due to the extreme cost for SME's PBI dashboard/report consumers I no longer recomend PBI to my customers as an…

                              8 votes
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                              • Conditional Line Formatting

                                There is conditional formatting only for a field / column of a table or array, but it is required for all field types, with the exception of a filter. This feature is a good view of important data that should be observed as a whole and not just in a field / column. You can use font size, bold font, color font, etc.

                                6 votes
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                                • Allow visuals to be saved/copied as image

                                  It would be beneficial to be able to export a visual, with all filters applied, as an image for further use communication channels.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Seamless version control of queries, data model structure, measures

                                    Could we add seamless import/export of the query/data model/measure definitions in text format for use with version control such as GIT?

                                    Right now the queries are all defined as text, tables could be easily defined as field names, field type, and formula for added columns, and measures are just text. Relationships can be exported as a list. This should be 'simple'.

                                    But we also need a seamless import -- import the queries, data model structure, measures from text.

                                    The data wouldn't be part of this as it would be imported by running the queries.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Relationships pane (Architecture pane) improvements

                                      New features:
                                      * Click on a Measure: Edit DAX pane
                                      * Click on Calculated Column: Edit DAX pane
                                      * Hover over Column: Shows sample-rows
                                      * Hover over Table: Shows sample-table
                                      * Groupings; Indexes, Values
                                      * Measure table symbol
                                      * Auto-architecture-sort; f.ex. Dimensions at the top, ...
                                      * Rename Data-model names to Information-model name (=conceptual support ... for future Visio-integration)
                                      * etc

                                      =Architecture pane

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                                      • On Matrix visuals (all visuals), default the sort order to the order the fields are listed in the Visualizations tab.

                                        Visuals are limited by only allow sorting by one column. I can see when clicking on the Visual ellipsis (top right ... of a visual) where it lists the fields that can be sorted on, why it would be difficult for a Microsoft developer to figure out a complex multi column sorting algorithm that is dependent on how a person might click on a combination of those values. A middle ground might to default the sorting in the order of how the fields are listed in the Visualizations tab. If a person wants to change the sort, they can simply…

                                        2 votes
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