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  1. Backup and Restore Points for Workspaces in Service

    Provide the ability to restore Service workspaces to a point in time. Would help if someone accidentally deletes content, etc.

    28 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Replace workspace 'Members' type with 'Edit Members' and 'View Members'

      App workspace's have an option to set members as 'Admin' and 'Member'. Replacing 'Member' with two options 'Edit Member' and 'View Member' would give flexibility with setting member permissions. Some members you want to collaborate & design with (edit), other's members to show content to and get feedback (view), in the development cycle you need both before publishing. Currently, you can only have ALL members with the ability to either edit or view.

      125 votes
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        31 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

        65 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include report filters in Drillthrough action

          As much as I like the new Drillthrough actions, it seems a bit lacking in that it does not also pass through any report filters that are active on the source report on the source report.

          65 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support dashboards in Power BI Report Server

            Please add support for Power BI Dashboards to Power BI Report Server.

            398 votes
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              34 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for sharing this idea! As its name suggests, Power BI Report Server focuses on Power BI reports (the artifacts you create in Power BI Desktop). Nonetheless, we’re always interested in hearing your feedback, so if you’d like to see the Power BI service’s “dashboards” feature in Power BI Report Server, vote here. Even better, post a comment and share a little more about why. Looking forward to the discussion!

            • Advanced Gantt Chart

              The current Gantt Chart in the Custom Visuals Office Store is a step in the right direction, but unfortunately it is pretty much useless in it's current state.

              Please add an Advanced Gantt Chart for proper project management (multiple projects with multiple activities).

              - Add Milestones on top of the Activity Bars based on a data column (and preferably multiple types of Milestone icons)

              - Ability to chose size of the bars (the ones we have now are huge)

              - Ability to expand/collapse a group of Activities (preferably grouped by project or category)

              - Let report viewers decide the scale…

              245 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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!

                481 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Dynamic row-level security for Power BI Report Server

                  Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server) allows you to define roles with DAX filters. However, when reports are published to the Report Server, there is no way to assign these roles to specific users/groups, so we can't yet implement row-level security on the Report Server. It would be great it Report Server was able to support dynamic row-level security similar to the Power BI Service.

                  72 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

                    Support ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server.

                    89 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Sharing Dashboard's from Power BI Premium with Free Users

                      As a big organization who has invested in Power BI Premium server we would like to be able to share Dashboard's with Free Users.

                      We can share App's but in some cases, it's useful to be able to share single dashboards from the workspace with specific users.
                      For now, we must create many workspaces, which also create lots of O365 Groups, and this doesn't seem appropriate. We have been informed that selective publishing app content, is in the near future, according to the road map.

                      Still being able to share single dashboards is still a missing feature when you pay…

                      91 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  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.

                        33 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hide pages / sheets

                          As a dasboard creator/administrator i think it would be interesting to be able to develop some pages/sheets in the dashboard and not share it when published the whole time...
                          The alternative could be having permissions by page/sheet.

                          47 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Inserting calculated row fields or rows to Power BI table or matrix.

                            Hello Everyone. I don´t see the ability to insert calculated rows and rows to Power BI tables or matrixs. In finance community this is basic. Are you planning to develop this? If you already do so, big favor, can you please send me a link?
                            Thank you,

                            14 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SAP BW Message/Group server connectivity to get advantage of load balancer

                              Power BI allows us top connect to SAP BW system by providing details of server name, instance & client. But it does not have a mechanism to connect with SAP BW message server or group server (with dynamic selection of application server along with instance). Due to this limitation we are only able to connect with a specific application server. As a result it can create huge load in specific server and crash the same. But otherwise if we could connect to message/group server the Load Balancer would have equally distribute the load.

                              So can you implement the same for…

                              27 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane

                                With the addition of the Selection Pane in the October 2017 release, it would be great to be able to rename these selections so that they are easily manageable.

                                If you have multiple objects of the same name, i.e. Image, Text Box, it would be great to rename these (like in PowerPoint) so that you can clearly understand which ones you are hiding or making visible.

                                29 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    76 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  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…

                                    26 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  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")

                                      620 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                                        23 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Slicer over all pages

                                          What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

                                          105 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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