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  1. Exproling SSAS data via Excel Online like that of Onpremise solusion (SharePoint Server)

    We need the capability to exproling SSAS data via Excel Online like that of Onpremise solusion (SharePoint Server)
    Currently, even if ssas connector installed, we can't refresh data via SSAS.

    4 votes
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    • Specify default view state for map

      It would be good to see configurable options for default view when configuring map controls. Always defaults to world view which will be irritating for end users when a new filter selection is applied. A "select current view as default " perhaps? For example. U.K. Map.

      5 votes
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      • Draw Borders in Filled Maps

        It's difficult to distinguish borders with the filled map visual when they have the same color

        12 votes
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        • Multiple X,Y data sets

          Allow multiple sets of x,y (lat, long)data to be added to the same map. I.e. multiple layers.

          Even better allow layer files from Arcmap etc to be imported to show features like pipelines etc.

          4 votes
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          • Hi,

            Hi,

            Have got signed in for the Power BI. I have been creating the Measures and Data Model in PowerPivot on trying to upload the Power Pivot Model from Excel to BI I am facing the following challenges.

            Two Queries while uploading PowerPivot Model developed in Excel to Power BI
            1. xlsb worksheet to the Power Bi Desktop, the same doesnot works, only xlsx version works which makes file size twice as compared to xlsb is there any solution?
            2. Measures written in Powerpivot are not imported to Power BI while uploading the xlsx file from XL to PowerBI?

            8 votes
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            • Import query script

              Please consider adding an "Import" button to allow loading a script from a text file.

              10 votes
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              • different desktop resolutions support in PowerBi

                Currently reports what are created in FHD resolution looks ugly on lower resolution (1366x768) displays. Slicers are trimmed and not all options are visible, what I can see in slicers on FHD displays.
                There should be 2 sultions - either font size is automatically reduced in lower resolutions, either there should be possibility to set resolution of report at the benining before creating report.

                12 votes
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                • Make slicer more user friendly

                  Allow slicers to display options horizontally also. Currently options are shown vertically only. It should be made flexible in both ways. So that we can utilize more space to create charts in a page. Horizontal representation is more useful when options given in slicer are numbers. Instead of scrolling down to see remaining numbers let it display whole numbers in a single slicer as we see in a qlikview dashboard.

                  4 votes
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                  • filter source

                    Just like in SSRS, you need to be able to have a way to collect parameters and pass them to your source rather than bringing all data back and then filtering with timeslice

                    5 votes
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                    • Support of swagger-enabled data-sources

                      power bi should allow swagger-enabled RESTful APIs to be consumed as a data-source like azure logic apps can do. This would allow much more power for BI if data could be consumed from own RESTful Services.

                      14 votes
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                      • Improvements for url: show text that is different to url

                        Adding URLs is a very nice feature. Currently however it seems to be impossible to show a text that is different to the url. If I would for example want to add links to my customer's web-sites, I want to have the customer name column as the column the user should click on whereas the url would be in the background (similar to Excel-hyperlinks)

                        34 votes
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                        • Make Pinned Card of Different Size like windows Tiles

                          Ability of making the Pinned Card Customization will make it more appealing in terms of viewing and organizing.

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                          • Foprmat numbers a a duration

                            In systems such as angular it is possible to take a duration, eg number of seconds, and format it in a human readable way eg "approx 1 year". This would allow sorting by the numeric base data type and not having to perform custom format statements with leading "0"s to facilitate a text sort

                            1 vote
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                            • Make the product work!

                              I had a coworker send me PowerBI workbook link via email. When I clicked on it, it said that I wasn't licensed for PowerBI and offered a free trial. I accpeted the offer and tried to set up power BI account for free trial but then it said I already had a PowerBI account but still wouldn't show me the document. Multiple attempts in this loop I have given up. But.... then seconds later I get a "Welcome to PowerBI" advertising email about PowerBI. Frustrated, I immediately got to select the "unsubscribe" option from the email but guess what? It…

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                                • Prebuild Modules

                                  You should have different modules pre-build so that business can use it out of the box, for Ex: Energy Consumption Analytic Modules where the user will just pass the Conumption details and the pre-build Module should prepare the Dash board and all the Analytics associated with it

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Ability to resize the column length in a report.

                                    When I create a table, I have few columns that have very lengthy text columns (like hyperlinks) ... I am would like to be able to resize the column length in a table similar to what we could do in excel. in the new desktop , I am able to resize a column length in a table but when I save it or refresh the page, the column size gets adjusted to default length.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Dynamic content of your dashbaords for the tile display in the Windows 8/10 menu

                                      It would be great if we could get a preview of our dashboards in tile view.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add functionality for notifications when content packs are updated.

                                        I'd like to customize when to notify the members of a group that a content pack has been updated.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • reports that are pinned to the dashboards that were filtered with SLICERS do not show the slicer filter (highly important)

                                          reports that are pinned to the dashboards that were filtered with SLICERS do not show the slicer filter (highly important)

                                          2 votes
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