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  1. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    17 votes
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  2. Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

    Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

    712 votes
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  3. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    884 votes
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  4. Power BI as a Data Source for Microsoft Word

    Power BI is a great tool for Data visualization but not the best for List/Print Reporting.

    Paginated Reports are good but are not suited for End Users.

    In order to have an easy way to allow End users to create List/Print Reports on their own I believe Microsoft Word is a great tool for the purpose.

    The solution would be the following:
    - Use the XML Mapping functionality in Microsoft Word in order to connect to a Power BI Data Source.
    - Use the smart tags in order to allow the user to select the data data it wants.

    Microsoft…

    9 votes
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  5. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    220 votes
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  6. 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.

    55 votes
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  7. The free users should not receive "Upgrade to Pro account" notifications

    Popups, requests to upgrade to premium for free users makes sense if they are not in an active directory corporate account. However, if there are free users consuming reports created by premium users then it is tricky to have all this interference with report consumption because these are corporate users and many do not have permissions to upgrade or invite others to the work space. Please remove this option.

    16 votes
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  8. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    37 votes
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  9. More frequent Scheduled Refresh

    Currently for imported datasets, the minimum scheduled refresh is 30 minutes. Due to specific use cases, it would be better to implement more frequent scheduled refresh for imported datasets for 15 min, 10 min, 5 min, etc.

    Related Ideas:
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19389373-customized-scheduled-refresh

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15740950-more-options-for-scheduling-a-refresh

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/12374250-schedule-refresh-frequency

    7 votes
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  10. Publish Power BI Dataset in Report Server

    When publishing a report in Power BI Report Server, allow an option to select:
    - Do you also want the dataset to be deployed?

    This would work in the same way as Power BI Service datasets and reports. No need for dashboards.
    This way multiple Power BI reports in Report Server can be built from the same common dataset.

    29 votes
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  11. Export to PDF needs to include all rows in a Table or Matrix visualization

    The new feature Export to PDF appears to be just a screen capture of each report - whatever is currently being shown on the screen is what is captured in the pdf. When a report has a Table or Matrix visualization on it with rows that scroll beyond what is shown, these are not captured in the pdf. Need to have all the data show up in the pdf.

    388 votes
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  12. Allow author of power bi report to specify a default page

    Allowing the author or authors to specify a default page for the report will make it so that when the report is updated or changed, the person making the update does not have to remember to select the "default" page before saving and publishing. This will save a ton of headache from many end users wondering why their "default" page changed on them after making an adjustment to the report.

    36 votes
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  13. Log failed Power BI operations in Office 365 Audit Logs accessible through Office 365 Security and Compliance> Search Audit Logs

    At current when operations occur within Power BI and are successful (IsSuccess=-1), the operation and its details are logged and accessible through Office 365 Audit Logs. However, when the operation is unsuccessful the operation and its details are not logged in O365 Audit Logs.

    For example, if a dataset refresh is fails, there is no audit data reflecting that failure.

    This is important information in order to understand what operations are occurring that are not successful so that they can be resolved.

    22 votes
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  14. 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

    67 votes
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  15. Allow for connections to multiple data sources when using Power BI shared dataset

    Currently there is a limitation when using the newly released "Shared Datasets" feature that restricts you to only that source.

    We would like the ability to use multiple different sources, Excel, SQL, etc... when using a shared dataset.

    3 votes
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  16. Hide the App Navigation Pane

    Similarly to the Filter Pane, have the option to hide the new App navigation pane. Many of my reports are unreadable due to the size they are reformatted to when the App navigation pane is present.

    42 votes
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  17. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    739 votes
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  18. Analyze in Excel using DAX

    When users connect to a data model using Analyze in Excel, the model is queried using MDX.

    However, all the performance tuning tools available are geared towards DAX.

    I think the ability to navigate a PBI model using Excel is great, and helps get stubborn uses on to using curated data sets without having to get them to make the even bigger jump to moving away from their beloved excel.

    However, we're noticing performance issues when MDX queries are hitting the model. If I write a query in DAX I can return my desired results in around 2 seconds, where…

    9 votes
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  19. Ability to hide tables in final output of a Dataflow

    Just like in de power query editor in the desktop version of PBI, the ability to hide some tables in the final output of a dataflow. For a client we prepare and combine all the data from different sources and add them together in the premium dataflow. But only the end result queries should be selectable.

    8 votes
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  20. Percentiles as easy measures

    Sometimes you need to analyze data using the 75% percentile or 90% instead of the average mean. It would be a nice quality of life feature to have this as a quick measure.

    26 votes
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