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  1. Report Theme Designer

    The Report Theme Designer pane would be accessible from the View tab just like the other panes (Field Properties, Bookmarks, Selection, Sync Slicers) and would allow the theme designer to easily choose the colors. font families, text sizes, etc at a granular level. Once complete, the author could export the new report theme (.JSON file) and thus import this theme to other Power BI reports just like any other report theme file.

    28 votes
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  2. Override Branding at the App Workspace level

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-branding-for-your-organization/#comment-4586143757
    For custom branding to work for enterprise clients with complex branding requirements, enable branding override at the app workspace level.

    10 votes
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  3. Option to FORMAT() values as numbers (not strings)

    The FORMAT() function should be extremely flexible for conditionally formatting measures based on slicers and so on. But right now not even chart visuals agree with it. Please fix it? Pretty please?

    103 votes
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  4. Conditional Formatting for Text

    It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

    1,655 votes
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  5. Add Refresh Metrics to Performance Analyzer

    It would be extremely useful if the new Performance Analyzer recorded metrics about what is going on during a report Refresh. We could really use some insight on what's happening during:
    - 'Evaluating...'
    - 'Creating connection in model...'
    - 'Waiting for other queries...'
    - 'Loading data to model...'

    How long are queries taking to Evaluate or Load? What 'other queries' are you waiting on? Why is Evaluating taking so long?

    Refresh performance is by far our biggest bottleneck and it's very difficult to analyze so this would be a very welcome addition.

    15 votes
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  6. Option to restrict mode of connection

    For certain data sources, it would be good to restrict the mode of connection (Import/Direct/Live). This is to enforce governance on managed data sources.

    17 votes
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  7. Interactive Python Visuals

    I know Python Visuals have just been supported for Power BI, but lets get the ball rolling on this one.

    Please support Visual Interactions with Python Visuals.

    155 votes
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  8. 92 votes
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  9. Pass SSO user credentials through the Power BI gateway

    We need the user SSO credentials to be passed through Gateway connections to Denodo Data Virtualisation layer to be able to securely federate our data/analytics report queries

    30 votes
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  10. Private Comments

    New feature of comments in Reports is really nice and of great value.

    Sometimes though comments should not be visible to anyone with access in report.

    It might me a good idea to create an option box for sharing comments only with account tagged.

    22 votes
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  11. Add explode options for Dounut chart and Pie chart

    There are many scenarios we need to add explode option for dounut and pie chart as requirements. This explode option was possible in other tools and scripting languages.

    Please implement this option for better visualization

    39 votes
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  12. Teradata Connector: New (Improved) Connector To Eliminate Duplicate Query to Teradata when Refreshing Native Database SQL Code Based Query

    When executing queries with Native Database Queries (with User written / supplied SQL code), Power BI will EXECUTE the same, full length, SQL-based query TWICE against Teradata. This puts extra burden on the Teradata system's resources (CPU, Memory, I/O, etc.) and utilization. When large volume of Power BI reports are deployed and have regularly scheduled refreshes against Teradata, the overhead of performing duplicate queries would cause the company to have to upgrade the Teradata system sooner than if the SQL-based queries were to execute more efficiently.

    The request is for a new (improved) Teradata Connector to be developed to address…

    76 votes
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  13. Power BI Premium license for Developers

    Add simple hourly based Premium license for developers to try new features and be able to support customers when they buy it.

    Another option would be to provide a paid subscription with a limit of hours per month.

    As we all know that Premium has the similar back-end as for Embedded capacity. So it can be possible to implement.

    113 votes
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  14. Edit Interactions to include Filter Pane

    Expand the Edit Interactions functionality to include the new Filter Pane Visual/Page/Report filters.

    eg I would be able to pre-filter the values for just the Page Level Filters from a slicer.

    Currently, no visuals affect the Filter Pane items. So this would be a big improvement in usability for the Filter Pane.

    17 votes
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  15. Extract comments from API

    With the newly released functionality of commenting for reports, it would be great to be able to retrieve these using the API in order to create summaries or overviews of the comments in a separate report.

    20 votes
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  16. Hierarchy Slicer Sync

    I tested the "Sync Slicers" it's a very good option but it doesn't work with Hierarchy Slicer, it will be very important to synchronize pages of report's with hierarchical slicers like Hierarchy Slicer.

    473 votes
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  17. Textbox vertical alignment

    It will be nice to align the text vertically in the Textbox. You can do it now only by adjusting the font size and the height of the Textbox.

    31 votes
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  18. Allow proper printing of Dashboards and report pages

    The lay-out of printed dashboards and report pages is lost when you print the page. Proper printing functionality is still missing (may 2018). In my humble opinion this should be a priority.

    364 votes
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  19. Allow 'Edit Interactions' for Filters pane, or add new collapsable "Canvas" pane

    I like the new Filters pane, but I think you really want to think about allowing the same kind of "Edit Interactions" for fields in the Filters pane as you do for any other visual.

    Here's why: I would dearly like to ditch slicers from a report in favour of the Filters pane in order to free up precious screen real-estate, but often slicers are set up so that they only filter *some* things and not others, whereas things in the Filters pane are global, as far as I can tell.

    I was hoping that the filters pane was going…

    75 votes
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  20. Dataflow Permissions

    Just like outstanding requests to assign app/workspace permission at a folder level within the app, we need to be able to give some users access to just individual dataflows without giving them access to the entire workspace that the dataflows are contained in.

    31 votes
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