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  1. Customise Subscription Emails

    At the moment, users can subscribe to a report or a dashboard and receive an email which contains a link to the report and an image of the report.

    It would look so much better if you were able to configure the email layout, much like you can in Reporting Services.

    16 votes
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  2. Power BI Service: Clear Favorites, Frequents, and Recents where access is removed

    Power BI Service: Favorties, Frequents, and Recents show apps and workspace that have been removed

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  3. provide an option for when using TEAMS not not create a workspace in Power BI by default. Created to much confusion and administration

    Having teams being open for employees to create is great but having TEAMS create a workspace for each team creates confusion for end users finding the correct reporting objects. Would like to see an option in teams to prevent the created of Power BI workspace for teams creation.

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  4. Include Reports/Dashboards from Multiple Workspaces in One App

    Similar to ideas around creating multiple apps from one workspace, it would be very beneficial to have the ability to create a high-level app that includes reports from multiple workspaces. For example, our executive team would like to see specific reports from sales, accounting, and fields ops in one app instead of navigating to three different apps/workspaces to view the appropriate reports.

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  5. Move or add Dataset and DataFlow endorsement Cerified adding right from Clobal Admin to Power BI Admin level

    Currently, Global Admin can mark the Dataset or the Dataflow endorsement to Certified. In a large organisation, there are only a few people that kind of right, but this action is not their dutty.
    Working with datasets and Dataflows endorsement is more Power BI admins area of responsibility.

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  6. Navigation builder "Section level security"

    The new navigation builder is awesome for published apps, but it would be great to control access/visibility of sections to certain users of the application.

    We avoid creating multiple app workspaces for multiple groups because it has become too difficult to manage, especially when publishing the same report to multiple workspaces that are filtered slightly differently.

    Essentially, if I am in a specific business line, I should only see my business line's "section" in the new navigation builder based on how the workspace admin sets the security.

    18 votes
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  7. Allow workspace tagging

    As an IT administrator responsible for PBI Service management and governance. I would like the ability to create free form tags (Similar to azure portal tags). to track key metadata like a GL Code or responsible business department or other business specific information. These tags should be exposed via the API so they can be used to pull back in reports. tagging assets in the workspace (Reports, dashboards datasets) would be useful as well

    38 votes
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  8. PowerBI Data refresh dashboard

    There should be a unified data refresh view available in powerBI service so users can check the status of all data refreshes and refresh history. This is currently available through the API with some coding. As not all users have a technical backround, a UI to check all data refresh stats would be helpful

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  9. Admin Subscription View

    Admins should have the ability to view and change all subscriptions running on the premium service.

    5 votes
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  10. Refrain from changing the look and feel of app.PowerBI.com too frequently.

    The "New look" switch is not a good idea. What if a customer dislike a recent change and switched Off the new look. After several iterations it will be hard to bring them back on the same page.

    Changes to the look and feel should be [infrequent] and well publicized.

    Get rid of the "New look on/off" switch. It just makes your version control more complicated opening the door to errors in an already good product. Don't shoot yourselves in the foot by over engineer the platform. Stick with the KISS principal.

    Suggestion:
    - Put a link on powerbi.com that…

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  11. Option to display a message when data sources under maintenance

    Currently there's not way we could display a message when data sources are under maintenance. Users who refer dashboards do get confused due to the improper data during the maintenance window. It would be great to have an option to disable the dashboard and display a message during the maintenance window.

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  12. In addition to usage data for workspaces, add usage data down to table and field level.

    Currently, we are able to see what workspaces are used and by whom. It would be great if there was information available as to where each table and field are used. This would be helpful to understand if there is existing reporting built that can be reused, and also for impact analysis - invaluable.

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  13. Needed LDAP authentication for teradata database in Power BI service gateway

    We dont have the option of LDAP authentication in Power BI service gateway for teradata data source only Basic and Windows option is available. We can enable the LDAP authentication for Power BI desktop but in Power BI service -> Manage Gateways we dont have it. Please add the LDAP authentication.

    2 votes
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  14. Group workspaces together

    As an Administrator, we manage multiple workspaces, and the list is growing - we are now having to scroll through lists of workspaces to find the one we need. It would be nice to be able to group workspaces together into specific folders.

    3 votes
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  15. change the Power BI URL i.e. app.powerbi.com to powerbi.company.com.

    if it is possible to change the Power BI URL i.e. app.powerbi.com to powerbi.company.com

    That will help our users to make specific to our company

    2 votes
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  16. Add pop-up indicating the limitation on the custom messaging or enforce validation when entering custom email access message.

    Add a message pop-up indicating the limitation on custom messaging or enforce validation or character limits while entering the data in the message window, when trying to add access for people to Power BI report and dataset. It will fail for unknown reasons (perhaps too many characters or illegal characters), with no indication why it failed.

    1 vote
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  17. Additional Power BI Reports Subscription Frequencies

    Current subscription frequencies for reports are limited and it is not possible to schedule subscriptions every 2 weeks, for example.
    Please add ability to run subscriptions every n weeks/months/days, etc.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow Powerbi Reports to grant access to Entire Organization (just like in power bi app)

    Allow for an option to grant access to a report within Powerbi to Entire Organization instead of just individual members. This option is currently present if you publish the report to an app.

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  19. Option to allow other user (not the owner) to refresh dataset

    Allow other users to refresh datasets, add the option in the Manage Permission in the Access tab of Share dataset.

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  20. Theme bar customization

    Sorry this is technically not improvement for Power BI itself but rather an aesthetic 'standardization'. Because the theme bar on top of Onedrive, Sharepoint, Word Online, Excel Online can be customized by admin (even adding of logos). Can the one for Power BI do the same?

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