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  1. Live reference for functionality difference between Cloud Service & Desktop

    It would be very helpful to have a (frequently updated or "living") specification document revealing the back-end variances between the Desktop and the Cloud Service. This would allow us to proactively plan for errors in the Cloud Service that surprise users because everything worked fine in the Desktop.

    For example, we recently worked with a Microsoft support engineer on a Dataset that was failing to refresh in the Cloud Service, even though it worked fine in Desktop and at the source. We learned that the cause of the obscure "Not a legal OleAut date” error was due to the code…

    28 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Breakdown or Weighted Tree

      I was wondering one of a very important visuals missing from Power BI gallery is Breakdown or dependencies tree,
      this will help us to design a good view and give us more room for other visuals to add in our dashboard.

      438 votes
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        17 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Disable export of underlying data

        We are using SSAS Tabular as our datasource and we have issues when users try to 'Export underlying data' from the Power BI Service. The query generated to SSAS when doing this seems to include every measure from the table which in some cases is 30+ measures and sometimes from multiple tables. The query never completes and consumes nearly all resources on the SSAS server.

        We need to disable this option while still allowing export of summarized data.

        151 votes
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          20 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disable welcome messages when logging in as free user to Power BI Service

          Disable daily appearing welcome messages such as 'You already have an account', 'Almost ready' and 'Invite more people' when free users part of a premium license log in to Power BI Service.

          19 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

            As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

            396 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sync Drill-through page filters

              Scenario: I have an "Overview" page and 2 other pages with drill-through filters enabled ("Customer performance" and "Customer history"). End users want to be able to drill through from the Sales Overview to the Customer performance page and then just open the "Customer history" page and keep the same drill-through filter.

              31 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Display time in HH: mm: ss format in columns and bars charts

                We need to display time fields in the format (HH: mm: ss), in the stacked column chart / stacked bar chart.

                Explanation:

                We now convert the time to decimal to generate the graph.
                Example:

                01:30:00 (hh: mm: ss) = 1.5 (decimal)

                In bar charts, the value property (FIELDS - VALUE option) will be 1.5

                By activating the display data property (FORMAT - DATA-LABELS), the displayed value is 1.5.

                Instead we need to display the data 01:30:00 (hh: mm: ss) DATA-LABELS.

                Suggestion:

                Possibility to indicate which field to display in DATA-LABELS.

                Hour_decimal (VALUE) = Hour (HH: mm: ss) display this field

                26 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages

                  A dashboard that is based on a pinned live page is not automatically updated when the dataset is updated.

                  Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages should be implemented as a feature.

                  135 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • General Tooltip or Infotip for Visuals

                    It would be cool to have the ability to add Informational Custom Tooltips/Infotips to visuals.

                    For example, a report curator would be able to add information about what a visual calculates or displays. This could show as a small "i" or "?" that when hovered over, shows a pop over with information about that visual.

                    This could help users quickly get the most value out of a report and it's containing visuals.

                    60 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • full screen in desktop mode

                      Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

                      36 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a "Clear All Drill Through Filters" Button

                        We would like this to be a button (similar to the "back" button) that can be placed on the report when drill through filters are set, so the user doesn't have to open the Filters pane to clear the drill through filters. Additionally - for the use case we require, at least - this should not clear the other filters (such as page level filters, etc) - only the drill through filters. Thanks!

                        35 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Email subscriptions for Power BI reports in Report Server

                          Be able to create email subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the Report Server

                          950 votes
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                            105 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            backlog  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                            Thanks for your votes and comments! We’re building out our email subscriptions feature in the Power BI cloud service. For example, today, you can subscribe only yourself to a report, but we’re working on enabling you to subscribe other people as well. There are also some technical barriers to integrating the current implementation into an on-premises server. Once it’s a little further along, it’s something we’d love to bring to Power BI Report Server. For now, consider it on our backlog.

                          • Hide report page and reset drill through filter

                            It would be great to have an option to hide specific report page in normal view, and to make it accessible using the drill-through mode only. Also, the existing drill-through filter option doesn't reset the filters when you leave the filtered page - it'd be great if the page auto resets the filters when the back button is clicked.

                            38 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow interactive functions (like slicer) in R visual

                              When generating a visual from R script, the visual is only a picture, and cannot interact with other visuals created by Power BI, or be filtered by slicers. This means integration of R with Power BI only provide the same visuals that R can provide on its own. It would be nice if Power BI can apply filters to the data that feed into R script and allow R script running behind the scene to generate visuals based on filtered data.

                              16 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Responsive Behavior Reports

                                I think reports should be responsive in every device. Specially on tablets, current market leader is iPad and if a user access a report he sees exactly the same as in DeskTop.
                                There is no way to design a specific design for tablets (as for Mobiles) and PBI doesn't recognize them as a mobile device.
                                Also instead of being just a fix frame it should be real responsive (like Qlik for example) and more interactive.
                                Is critical that a tool with a great cloud potential is available for every device in a user friendly way.

                                16 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

                                  It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

                                  513 votes
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                                    28 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    under review  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                                    Hi everyone!

                                    Just sharing an updated status on this topic:

                                    - We plan to release Power BI Report Server roughly every 4 months.
                                    - We’ve just released the March 2018 update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/.
                                    - We support each release for 12 months, which gives customers up to a year to upgrade to a newer version while receiving any necessary security patches for the version they’re using. We performed extensive customer research and explored other options, including an 8-month support period, and customer feedback indicated that many enterprises needed 12 months of support to deploy Power BI Report Server.
                                    - (See here: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/r..)

                                    Some important context from our previous update:

                                    Your feedback is completely valid. I appreciate why you’d expect and want monthly releases of Power BI Report Server, and I’d love the same! At the same time, I can shed light on the problem that’d create. One benefit of the cloud…

                                  • Open local files (file://) directly by click on url link as with (http://)

                                    Currently open a local file from Desktop is not possible and from browser is very tedious as explained on May 2017 update:

                                    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/#urlTables

                                    "If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab"

                                    It will be great if can be improved the way to open the files in same way as with web images or files (http://).

                                    28 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Disable visual highlighting and interactions

                                      When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

                                      This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

                                      More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts…

                                      5 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Standard Visualization Design Tools

                                        In both PBI Desktop and PBI Service, for efficient and accurate design, the user needs to have all of the following familiar design environment tools i.e.
                                        - select all
                                        - move all
                                        - "lassoo" select multiple objects
                                        - align to top of highest object
                                        - align to bottom of lowest object
                                        - set all objects to smallest/largest width
                                        - set all objects to smallest/largest height
                                        etc

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Print all pages of a multi-page report

                                          Currently, the Print function only prints the page on the screen. Would like to able to print all pages of a multi-page report.

                                          52 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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