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  1. Integrate Timeline Storyteller

    Hi!

    Please integrate Timeline Storyteller https://timelinestoryteller.com/ into Power BI :)

    19 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable share buttons

      Option to disable the share buttons (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and share itself) in the embed code. I am using the embed code to post the report in a sharepoint page with in the company by this would prevent a public sharing.

      300 votes
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        under review  ·  56 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When we add Custom Column, allow us to choose its position

        When we add a new column in the Query Editor, it always places the column at the end. This makes it difficult to visualy relate the new column with the other columns that were used in the calculation, and make if difficult to debug our custom column code. The workaround to use ordering after we add the column, is not user friendly if we have dozens of columns.

        It would be helpful, if we can choose the location of the column from the UI (with a default), and that you add a fourth optional parameter in Table.AddColumn for the column…

        53 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • macros

          Build a macro recorder similar to Excel in the powerbi desktop. If could run through selections and paste out graphs. This would save time on custom selections every month.

          43 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • wrap text in a table

            I would like the ability to turn text wrapping on for a standard table or matrix

            45 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use Power BI Desktop as a Local Server on a PC

              It is possible to open Power BI Desktop, detect the port number, open Excel, connect to the running local instance of Power BI Desktop as a local SSAS instance and then build a pivot table over the local server. You can do this using DAX Studio.

              This is very useful and as more people build Power BI Desktop files as the main data model, this will become more important. There is an "Analyze in Excel" feature in the Power BI Service and I would like to see the same for Power BI Desktop.

              As a suggested approach to a solution,…

              141 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Disable/hide visual border on hover

                Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

                24 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Subscribe to email snapshots of *entire reports*

                  Extend the email subscriptions feature (currently in public preview) to enable subscribing to emails of entire reports, as opposed to individual report pages.

                  Further information about the current feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

                  43 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make downloading .PBIX only for Global Domain Admins

                    We and another develooer teams create PowerBo reports, build mesures and sell ready BI product to another companies.
                    Now everyone can buy one our report, download pbix file and sell our product.

                    We, developers, can't now save our inteligance product.

                    Why users have permissions to download developer's tools?

                    We think, only Global Admins must have possibility to download PBIX

                    70 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UI/UX Features - Desktop Navigation enhancements

                      1) When selecting multiple visualizations in the UI, we cannot use the arrow keys to move the items around. We are forced to use the mouse. Moving a single item does work with the arrow keys

                      2) Format Painter does not seem to control height and width of visualizations.

                      3) Ability to select multiple columns and measures (for fast deletion purposes).

                      4) Increase the size of the scroll carriages in the Report Designer and in the Table view. Currently it is about a 3 point line, and this can be difficult to see.

                      5) Prompt user for creating hierarchies. If…

                      17 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • export to PowerPoint via the power BI desktop only

                        I work in a big insurance company and due to security reasons, we can't upload anything to the cloud / the power BI web services.
                        However, we love and use the Power Bi desktop to create beautiful internal reports. but we need to share them internally with slides.
                        we need a way to export reports directly from the power BI desktop to PowerPoint (without publishing the report to the web)

                        This is a must have feature for all the analysts in my team and will love to have your support on that.

                        34 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Power Query functions in URL using a web data source under on-premise data gateway

                          Add the ability to use Power Query functions in the source string not only for the PowerBI Desktop, but also to on-premise data gate
                          Now It's not supported to type Power Query functions as web URL when we create a web data source under on-premise data gateway

                          210 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Increase scrollbar width in Power BI Desktop

                            It's often difficult to grab the scrollbars in Power BI Desktop, particularly if the application is not maximized, or if you are working with multiple screens and Power BI is on the "left" one.

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for custom visuals in email subscriptions feature

                              Extend the email subscriptions feature, currently in public preview, to provide support for custom visuals.

                              More information about the email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

                              29 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Don't automatically add new tiles to dashboard

                                When I use Get Data to upload a report to the Power BI Service, it automatically pins a tile to a dashboard. I believe it pins to the dashboard I was most recently on, but this isn't always the case. This automatic pinning is confusing, and I end up with lots of reports pinned to dashboards that are totally unrelated. This creates lots of manual work hunting down and cleaning up these tiles. It also create numerous dependencies for content packs, as a dashboard pulls in all reports with pinned tiles - if tiles are automatically pinned, it starts to…

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please FIX/REVIEW your recent changes to the PRO licensing pricing structure

                                  Power BI Team,

                                  Your recent changes/fixes to PRO licensing pricing has caused widespread concern and discussion amongst the community. This is due to Microsoft no longer allowing end users/consumers to access Power BI workgroup reports & dashboards. Reports were suddenly inaccessible in organisations that had built Power BI frameworks over the past 2 years. Your new structure now forces these companies to purchase PRO licenses for ALL users regardless of whether they use it or not.

                                  Unfortunately, Power BI is now the most expensive BI product for large organisations, whom I believe are your primary customers.

                                  The community has not…

                                  8 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "KPI" visual element does not allow to change number´s size

                                    This type of visual element does not permit to change the numbers size nor to edit or quit the "tick" or "cross" element attached to the number. It would be great if you add these features to the visual element. At the end of the day, it makes it complete.

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When Power BI is embedded into SharePoint, allow filters to be preset

                                      It is currently possible for filters (or even slicers) to be preset when publishing to PowerBI.com. From a threat on the recent PBI AMA it was stated that Power BI will be able to be embedded in SharePoint. When that happens, it would be great to be able to preset filters for each embedded dashboard/report rather than needing to set it in the Power BI pbix file first. This way it would allow multiple instances of the dashboard/report to be embedded and filters set for the specific SharePoint embed locations. The use case for this could be a sales situation…

                                      54 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • recognize January text as a date

                                        Hello,

                                        I have my data loaded into scenarios (Budget, Current Forecast, Prior Year, etc.) by month (January - December). I don't want a specific year associated with those months because the Scenario tells you what year you are looking at.

                                        However Power BI doesn't recognize it as a date so when I put it into a graph or something it organizes the data alphabetically.

                                        Can you please change it so it knows this is a month?

                                        15 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reduce the size of the tiles on the dashboard

                                          Hi,
                                          If we could reduce the size of the tiles on the Dashboard to a smaller size, it would be a great addition to the visual appeal of the Dashboard as a whole. In the current property of the tiles, the minimum size of the tile looks big when the length of the text is small. This is the case with the image , text or any other tile pinned onto the dashboard.
                                          It would be helpful if this feature could be added.

                                          31 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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