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  1. Power BI Lite License

    Power BI should have a Lite License for people that only consume dashboards or reports every now and then. This is for people that don't create reports but need to see the dashboards and may need to use the "report level" to be able to export output to PowerPoint (since you can't export the dashboard to PowerPoint but can only do it at Report level).

    1,745 votes
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      60 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change column labels/names in the visual

      It would be great if we could change columns labels/names in the standard visuals (Table & Matrixes mainly). In our company we have a data warehouse build to support the PowerBI tabular model with the data. The field names in the data model are not the most intuitive to our PowerBI End User. It could be great if we could change the way the field labels are shown in our tables to be more intuitive and meaningful without needing to change the field names in the data model.

      1,461 votes
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        116 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

        In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

        Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

        379 votes
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          35 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports

          In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.

          FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

          220 votes
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            12 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create calculated columns when using SSAS live connect

            In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

            Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated columns in this mode as well!

            264 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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’

              173 votes
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                15 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

                This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

                The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

                Dynamic options could be
                YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

                106 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

                • Power BI Premium needs lower pricing tiers

                  You've made a odd choice for the name but oh well.

                  Power BI Premium is a great idea but lower specs to hit a lower price point is necessary for SME clients.

                  A clearer product name might have been Power BI Enterprise with standard and premium pricing tiers.

                  The v1 pricing for Power BI Embedded was an equivalent of charging for a sql database at a flat rate per kb of IO.

                  Fixed capacity for a fixed price takes away all the uncertainty and complexity of the current model.

                  106 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Click on SEVERAL visuals to slice

                    What is really missing in Interactions is one simple feature:
                    The ability to click on SEVERAL visuals to slice the report. Currently the users only can click one. The click on another visual "removes" previous selection, so the users loose their "data exploration thought flow"...
                    For instance, I have two bar charts (Product and Country) and one table. I would like to click on "Bicycles", then click on "USA" so the table shows only sales of Bicycles in USA.
                    Currently, when I click "USA", my previous "Bicycles" selection is removed.
                    Please add this option to keep all the selections from…

                    86 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • identify power bi pro content

                      Whenever Power BI warns that "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content", provide a link to describe specifically what Pro content is included in the dashboard. For example, is it pro content because it's in a group workspace, or is it pro content because it's a direct query connection to an on-premise data source, etc.

                      163 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

                        Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

                        More information about the existing 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/preview/

                        504 votes
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                          18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • let maps recognize data category hierarchy automatically

                          Currently maps don't seem to recognize the relationship between a country and a city, even if both columns have been set up with the corresponding data category in the model.

                          In a table with cities as "cities" and country as "country" in the data model, the cities are plotted in arbitrary countries instead of the country specified in the column for country.

                          Please let Power BI maps acknowledge the hierarchy of existing typed data categories and plot depending data points only in relation to their parent category context.

                          You may not feel the pain if you're in the US. I…

                          120 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

                            In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
                            The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

                            139 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dynamic Parameters for What if analysis

                              [Will Thompson] I've just merged a couple of very close scenarios, which all have similar great ideas! Something we're considering for the future, so I'm keen to hear your feedback on this. I like this core scenario of a numeric value that is bound to a slider control, and can then be used as part of some expression.

                              - In a sales report, I can adjust a '% increase' slider to see what impact a small change in revenue might have had on my sales.
                              - In a mortgage calculator, I can change the % rate, borrowed amount and term to see projected…

                              1,128 votes
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                                73 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Printing custom visualizations

                                It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.

                                419 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable specific security groups setting for 'Publish to web'

                                  The "Publish to web" setting for portal administrators currently has the options of 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'. It would be beneficial to have this manageable in the same way as content packs so certain security (AAD) groups could be set as publishers.

                                  67 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Increase Export Data Limits

                                    In late 2016, Power BI improved our export data options to allow exporting up to 150,000 rows to Excel from a visual on a Power BI dashboard for Pro users. If you require higher limits, please vote on this idea. If you have more specific requirements, please leave them in the comments.

                                    171 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow customization of email subscription schedule

                                      Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

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

                                      329 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Export to PowerPoint with filters applied

                                        PowerPoint Export to take into account filters that have been applied to the report prior to export. This is essential for users which need to filter on historic dates and then wish to export the report with those details.

                                        341 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality. We’ve put together a short survey to better understand different use cases and what improvements would make the experience better.  If you have a few moments, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your feedback!
                                          https://aka.ms/x998cx

                                        • 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.

                                          180 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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