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  1. Cloud not allowed / Power BI report server licensing too expensive for small project

    Some companies do not have the right to outsource their data in the Cloud (Military, Space ...).
    I have Power BI projects for 5 to 10 users maxlmum. The best choice in this case is a Report Server license on-premise adapted to 5 or 10 users. Currently you need the Premium license which is too expensive for these small projects. As a result, customers are looking at other products like Qlik or Tableau!

    25 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export Power BI report to PowerPoint

      Support for exporting Power BI report to PowerPoint. The feature is available in Power BI service (Preview).

      170 votes
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        35 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export current theme as a Json file

        We have a wonderful option - switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

        57 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • View dataset refresh queue

          It would be great to be able to see the queue of data refreshes in the powerbi.com service and be able to cancel refreshes that have not occurred yet. For example right now you can manually kick off multiple refreshes on the same dataset without knowing how many are queued up or being able to cancel them. These then needlessly execute and the admin has no control over the queue.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bookmark Play & Audio Features

            Love the new bookmark feature. I would like to see this enhanced to include a play button, duration (delay), and repeat (continuous play) feature for this so that you can turn it on like in presentation mode or someone can play it without the original author. Another feature then would be to add an audio file or be able to do a audio recording for each bookmark to include or reference through URL. Basically what is/was available for Power Maps so that you can play and watch the story.

            39 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow use of field value to populate alt text

              Currently, alt text on any visual is populated by static text entered by the report designer. It would be more helpful to be able to use a field value or do something like the Enlighten Data Story where you can put a placeholder for multiple field values. Ideally, the alt text on a visual provides a summary of what you should glean from the visual, which could change as data is refreshed. So we need a way to dynamically populate the alt text property.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • date slicer

                Date Slicer Improvements

                1. Provide the ability to define both custom dates ranges and relative date ranges through a single slicer interacttion without the user having to switch between the types 'relative' and 'between'. The relative slicer already has a date picker icon let the user use it if selection something like "custom".
                2. Provide selections like, Today, Yesterday, Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days etc... making it dead simple for users. Currently I use a disconnected dimension and 'magic' Dax, well not magic but extra work for me, to provide this type of date ranging with a single click…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multiselect option for mobile users

                  There are at leat 3 important festures that fires with ctrl+click gesture: on slicers, on a single visual or, the most recent, on multiple visuals. The problem is that on mobile device we can not use ctrl+click gesture.
                  I suggest to add a mobile app “multiple select” toggle option that switch between the single and multiple selection navigating a report.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edit Interactions

                    Edit Interactions

                    I feel that the Edit Interactions should work in two ways :

                    a whether a selected visual should affect other visuals
                    b whether a visual should be affected by other visuals.

                    For example suppose I have created a slicer of a fact based dimension. When i interact with other visual on my DB, the slicer will change its value since it is based on fact. So in case I need the values to stay static, I would need to set the edit interaction to false for this visual wrt all other visuals.

                    Instead a slicer (or any other…

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Secure Custom Visuals

                      Some custom visuals are quite valuable. However, the ability for custom visuals to "send data over the internet" introduces unacceptable risks to our enterprise. We have a rather large enterprise and cannot provide a means for our data to be sent to a third party.

                      Ideally we would like to be able to turn them on for use in the admin portal for the service and the desktop configuration for the desktop. The choices would be by vendor, visual and version, and also by data risk.

                      For example, enable all from Microsoft (but we need confirmation that these custom visuals…

                      31 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to render mobile optimized version of reports in custom mobile applications

                        It would be great if we could embed the mobile optimized version of the reports that we see in the PowerBI mobile application in a custom mobile application. Currently my company is having to create a separate report that has a mobile layout and then embed that version into a custom mobile application.

                        19 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Embed Power BI Report Server reports into extranet apps

                          Allow Embedding of Power BI Report Server Reports for Extranet Apps. Because of our clients needs data cannot leave our servers and be put on the cloud. Our existing SSRS reports are displayed using a report viewer object, however this will not work for PBIX. We need to ability to embed PBIX and display it externally. Is this going to be possible with Power BI report Server?

                          155 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for submitting this idea!

                            You can embed a Power BI report stored in Power BI Report Server into another app using an iframe and the rs:Embed=true URL parameter (Kasper de Jonge has a good blog post on the topic: https://www.kasperonbi.com/embedding-power-bi-reports-with-power-bi-report-server/). This support is limited so far; for instance,
                            - There are no URL parameters for filtering. We plan to add this feature. (Vote and comment: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19727650-pass-filter-in-url-powerbi-reportserver)
                            - There’s no JavaScript API for richer programmability. (Wouldn’t it be nice if the Power BI JavaScript API supported Power BI Report Server? Submit an idea!)
                            - The report server will try to authenticate your end user — by default, using Integrated Windows Authentication. For intranet apps whose users are within your organization and your Active Directory forest/domain, that might work fine, but for extranet apps, as you noted, that doesn’t work.

                            We plan to address this last issue by enabling…

                          • drill through back button resets the applied drill through filter

                            The September released "Drill Through" option enables the ability to use a back button. When a drill through is applied, there is no way to reset the filter on the applied page. The back button currently takes you to the previous page, but SHOULD ALSO reset the drill through filter.

                            51 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • OAuth to be made available for Enterprise Gateway

                              We are using Organizational account for connecting to OData feed in Power BI desktop. However, In Power BI service - OAuth authentication(which is required for Organization account) for adding the data source to Enterprise gateway is not yet available.
                              The only workaround for adding such data sources is to add such data sources is to create an API.

                              Kindly enable Organization Authentication in the Enterprise Gateway which will ease such issues.

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • create multiple apps from same workspace

                                create multiple apps from same workspace infect from same Dataset without replicating the dataset multiple times.
                                only option we have now is to update the app and only one app per workspace can be created which a kind of restrict the workspace usability.
                                If we can create multiple apps share it with different users without creating multiple workspace ... means same dataset no dataset replication, will save the storage as well.

                                270 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable What If Parameters with Analysis Services

                                  It would be nice to do what if analysis on Analysis Services tabular models in PowerBI.

                                  80 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Measure Management

                                    I would like a way to better organize the measures and calculated columns that are created. Currently measures and calculated columns are placed amongst the table columns alphabetically. In order to organize the measures, I need to build a standard naming convention to keep them together. This is even more important as the data models become quite complex with many measures. I would like a way of storing measures in folders within the table so I can flexibility on how they are categorized and their purpose.

                                    19 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multi Workspace Dashboard

                                      Create a global dashboard with Pin's from reports on multiple workspaces. That dashboard could be stored on "My Workspace".

                                      Because Apps is 1:1 relation with workpaces we end up creating a workspace for RH, Operations, Finantials and it's hard to create a dashboard with KPI's / Measures from all those areas.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The shared dashboard email from the service should have a link to an intro video

                                        The email that is generated from Power BI when someone shares a dashboard should include a link to a short video on how to navigate the service aimed at end users of the service e.g. “First time user? Find out how to get the most out of Power BI”. We certainly had several users who have
                                        • Not realised the reports have multiple tabs
                                        • Not realised they can drill through from the dashboard to reports
                                        • Don’t know about the “drill down” functionality
                                        • Struggle with filters
                                        • Won’t realise they can now drill through
                                        • Don’t know they…

                                        34 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Cancel Option when "Working On It"

                                          Please provide a cancel button/option when a DAX calculated column is processing.

                                          There are times when I create a calculated column, and the logic causes extremely long wait times for the column to evaluate on the table. My only option is to kill the background SSAS process or PBI Desktop, and reopen the report.

                                          My tables are about 1-6 million rows.

                                          24 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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