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  1. Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

    It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

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      28 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone!

      Just sharing an updated status on this topic:

      - We plan to release Power BI Report Server roughly every 4 months.
      - We’ve just released the March 2018 update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/.
      - We support each release for 12 months, which gives customers up to a year to upgrade to a newer version while receiving any necessary security patches for the version they’re using. We performed extensive customer research and explored other options, including an 8-month support period, and customer feedback indicated that many enterprises needed 12 months of support to deploy Power BI Report Server.
      - (See here: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/r..)

      Some important context from our previous update:

      Your feedback is completely valid. I appreciate why you’d expect and want monthly releases of Power BI Report Server, and I’d love the same! At the same time, I can shed light on the problem that’d create. One benefit of the cloud…

    • Conditional formatting (cell highligh, font, etc) when comparing multiple fields

      PowerBI needs to have the ability to offer conditional formatting of based on the comparison of 2 or more metrics. For example if metric A = metric B then change the font and highlight color of the cell to red.
      If metric A > metric B and metric A < metric C then change the font and highlight color of the cell to green.
      This should be unlimited for how many colors can be used. Other BI tools offer this feature.
      Note that this is different than what PowerBI currently calls ‘conditional formatting’

      1,671 votes
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        50 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’ve started to work on a feature that will let you format a column based on a different one. This will let you create a column with DAX doing your own custom business logic and color any column in your table or matrix based on that result.

      • Sync Drill-through page filters

        Scenario: I have an "Overview" page and 2 other pages with drill-through filters enabled ("Customer performance" and "Customer history"). End users want to be able to drill through from the Sales Overview to the Customer performance page and then just open the "Customer history" page and keep the same drill-through filter.

        24 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          21 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages

            A dashboard that is based on a pinned live page is not automatically updated when the dataset is updated.

            Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages should be implemented as a feature.

            108 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

              In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-ignite-2017-announcing-enterprise-ready-capabilities-for-establishing-data-culture-at-scale/

              If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

              196 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow interactive functions (like slicer) in R visual

                When generating a visual from R script, the visual is only a picture, and cannot interact with other visuals created by Power BI, or be filtered by slicers. This means integration of R with Power BI only provide the same visuals that R can provide on its own. It would be nice if Power BI can apply filters to the data that feed into R script and allow R script running behind the scene to generate visuals based on filtered data.

                13 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Syntax highlighting for DAX evaluation contexts

                  Evaluation context and its transition is one of the hardest concepts in DAX and I would find it extremely helpful, if syntax highlighting would assist us here: Let the colour of the table name show whether the expression will be evaluated:
                  in a row context (so the table name represents the record/current row and a scalar value will be returned, Color: purple).
                  In a filter context (so the table name represents the (eventually filtered) table and a list of its column values is returned instead, Color: gold.
                  Ideally, it would also indicate if a filter is active or not (or can become active once the measure…

                  88 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a "Clear All Drill Through Filters" Button

                    We would like this to be a button (similar to the "back" button) that can be placed on the report when drill through filters are set, so the user doesn't have to open the Filters pane to clear the drill through filters. Additionally - for the use case we require, at least - this should not clear the other filters (such as page level filters, etc) - only the drill through filters. Thanks!

                    28 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have DAX Expression Checkmark Indicate Positive Results

                      When you type in a DAX formula, you have the option to select the green checkmark to confirm that your expression is acceptable or needs to be fixed. If there is an error, a yellow line appears below the expression that explains the problem. This is great. However, particularly for those new to Power BI, it is a but unsettling to get no feedback when you do not have an error. Some folks assume that they don't have an error as intended, but others think they might not have hit the checkmark, or that the check didn't work or that…

                      11 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display time in HH: mm: ss format in columns and bars charts

                        We need to display time fields in the format (HH: mm: ss), in the stacked column chart / stacked bar chart.

                        Explanation:

                        We now convert the time to decimal to generate the graph.
                        Example:

                        01:30:00 (hh: mm: ss) = 1.5 (decimal)

                        In bar charts, the value property (FIELDS - VALUE option) will be 1.5

                        By activating the display data property (FORMAT - DATA-LABELS), the displayed value is 1.5.

                        Instead we need to display the data 01:30:00 (hh: mm: ss) DATA-LABELS.

                        Suggestion:

                        Possibility to indicate which field to display in DATA-LABELS.

                        Hour_decimal (VALUE) = Hour (HH: mm: ss) display this field

                        18 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

                          Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

                          Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

                          12 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Mapping Visuals Should Send All Location Data to the Bing Service

                            If I add a list of State codes to the location card on a map, the results will normally not be accurate. The States selected could be from anywhere in the world - if you don't add the country details first, you get inconsistent results. There is a work around that can be achieved by adding the Country and State to the location section like this

                            Country
                            State
                            Address

                            You can then click Expand All Down to get the fully qualified state and address WITHIN the correct country. While this works, it is inconvenient and I think there is a…

                            62 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change DAX red indicator for expressions that are NOT wrong

                              In a DAX formula, the color red usually indicates a problem. For example, if I type in something wrong like a bad field name, a red line appears underneath that incorrect text. However, if I put a comma between two quotes, I will get red underline. This is NOT wrong, but yet it is red. I would like for DAX expressions to only show red when there is an actual error or problem. As an example, in this expression, the comma and quotes appear red: ZipCountry = Sales[Zip] & "," & Sales[Country]

                              10 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable table column header sorting

                                Please add the capability to disable table column header sorting in Power BI dashboard.

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Don't limit download data file sizes

                                  Don't limit download data file sizes

                                  Right now I need to be able to download a large csv from Power BI desktop and I'm getting the error message: "Data Exceeds the Limit" and "Your data is too large . Some data sampling may occur". And right now the table doesn't even appear to be that large: 6 columns x 811 rows.

                                  Idea: Please remove the governor on the ability to download large CSV files.

                                  151 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for report Drillthrough functionality on Power BI Mobile Apps

                                    The Sept 2017 release of Power BI Desktop supports Drillthrough to other reports using the right mouse click. This functionality should be supported in the mobile apps, otherwise when selecting a Drillthough report in the mobile app there is no selected context.

                                    216 votes
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                                      started  ·  18 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Responsive Behavior Reports

                                      I think reports should be responsive in every device. Specially on tablets, current market leader is iPad and if a user access a report he sees exactly the same as in DeskTop.
                                      There is no way to design a specific design for tablets (as for Mobiles) and PBI doesn't recognize them as a mobile device.
                                      Also instead of being just a fix frame it should be real responsive (like Qlik for example) and more interactive.
                                      Is critical that a tool with a great cloud potential is available for every device in a user friendly way.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time (DST)

                                        We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it's a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

                                        12 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Disable "Welcome to Power BI Desktop" Nag Screen

                                          The "Welcome to Power BI Desktop" screen that comes up when you open Power BI Desktop is really, really annoying. I know there's a registry hack that will turn it off, but it also disables the new version alert, which I like, especially for intra-month bug fix releases. Can you please either get rid of the screen or give us the option to turn it off separately from the version notifications?

                                          14 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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