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  1. Option to use either light or dark interface.

    New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

    47 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. R Script in Power BI Report Server

    Enable R Script in Power BI Report Server - In the manufacturing environment quality tools are essential, specific S.P.C. (Statistical Process Control). So, for example Quality Control Charts library help us with statistical data analysis in Power BI Desktop, but in Report Services R Script is not enabled. This is an incredible opportunity to delivery assertive information to data customers make their quick decisions based on Power BI RS. In the other post R Visual is not planned, but think fondly in this possibility!

    298 votes
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  3. Default measure format to comma and zero decimals

    Every time I create a measure I have to format it as “,” and 0 decimals. This appears to be the most common format and it would make sense to make this the default.

    304 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Please extend Dataflows and Machine Learning capabilities to Free users

    Please extend Dataflows and ML capabilities to Free users (of course limiting the processing power/storage). This would be great for learning purposes and would also help a lot in making these PBI tools more popular and increase the adoption.

    79 votes
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  5. DAX for SSAS Multidimensional

    Enable DAX support for reports using live connection to SQL Server Multi-Dimensional in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Simple DAX measures like: Amount in Thousands = [Measure]/1000. TGT Variance = [Actual]-[Target] etc. could be created on report level and would be massively useful. Now I must extend enterprise data model (cube) every time when I need something like [Measure]/1000 in one Power BI report. This is crazy. I understand, that because Multidimensional don’t understand concept of Table, so some DAX functions will not work. This should be developer’s responsibility to develop and test. If intellisense doesn’t work also…

    66 votes
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  6. Dataflows Direct Query

    Dataflows would be really useful if you could connect to them via DirectQuery. This would mean that we could query enormous dataflows that are not practical to load to the Data model and can make aggregate dataflows that we load to the Data model.

    Unsure if this is possible with the architecture of a Dataflow, but it could be quite handy if it is possible.

    221 votes
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  7. Power Platform Admin Portal

    Allow the Power BI admin role to access the Power Platform admin portal. This will allow the Power BI admin to see all data gateways used in an organization.

    115 votes
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  8. 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.

    838 votes
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  9. Filter by visible values in a matrix/table column

    Most competing BI tools have a feature that lets you take the output of one query to use as a filter for another query. For an analyst, this is a very valuable feature. Unfortunately, Power BI does not provides this functionality, unless you're prepared to write some complicated DAX.

    Consider the following scenario:

    You have a table visual that shows you a list of customers that bought a certain product in a certain period of time. This is very easy to achieve in Power BI, by dragging the CustomerKey field and [Sales Amount] measure into a table visual, while also…

    48 votes
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  10. 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.

    663 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Export to PDF via Power BI Embedded API

    The export to PDF feature of Power BI Desktop is awesome. Could we have this PDF support option via the embedded API to generate PDFs into a network location? Say, an UNC path. This would be fantastic for bespoke applications!

    360 votes
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  12. Images should have Locked Aspect Ratio

    When I add an image to Power BI Desktop, the default setting is that the Aspect Ratio is not locked. This makes the process of scaling the image to a suitable size behave in an inconsistent way compared to (say) PowerPoint. If you turn on "lock aspect ratio", then the image scales correctly and consistently with other office applications.

    Most images should be scaled with a locked aspect ratio.

    40 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Create Viewer Access Role

    I have many end users who should remain as such. End users. They should be able to consume content period. Having this limited access will not allow them to edit, alter, delete, update, etc. They should also not be able to download content in a PBIX file as they won't be permission-ed to connect to the original data sources only. This would be very helpful to have, particularly in the new apps where I have various levels of users interacting with the published content, some who truly need read-only access (particularly in B2B situations where we publish data to external…

    68 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Dark Mode for Power BI

    Having a dark mode especially on the creator UI when putting things together would be helpful, similar to other MSFT apps (Azure, Office 2016, etc).

    424 votes
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  15. AutoML available for PRO users

    Enable AutoML for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    52 votes
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  16. Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

    if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

    Seems like a bug.

    379 votes
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  17. Published date

    Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows

    353 votes
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  18. 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…

    142 votes
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  19. Organization Approved Themes

    Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

    232 votes
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  20. Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

    Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

    Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

    781 votes
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