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  1. Add Serona as a data source

    Add the Serona RaaS platform as a data source. This would allow some interesting mining of RaaS data.

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      0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow superfine grain on X-Axis of a chart

      Allow 100 or more data points on an X-Axis without requiring the user to scroll left/right.

      Labels on the X-Axis can be dropped or thinned to allow. But can have higher resolution detail on the shape of the graph lines

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        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Edit or add queries from the web

        I imagine this is going to be included within the ability to edit connections, but I would like the ability to edit an existing query or add a new one from within Power BI. Another option would be to overwrite an existing spreadsheet with one including the new queries, though conflicts might get messy.

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          8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Percentage with 3 digits (075% instead of 75%) on histogram 100% - release 2.38.4491.282 (august 2016)

          I'm making a histogram 100% based on number of customers.

          Percentage is automatically calculated by the visualization.

          But this percantage is automatically based on 3 digits. I mean 75% is shown as 075%.

          And impossible to change this format.

          I've observed this new format from release 2.38.4491.282 (august 2016)

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            1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  loreylorey responded

                Thanks for the suggestion! Please provide more details.

              • Add Upper and Lower Control lines to charts

                Charts often benefit from showing upper/lower control lines that show a certain number of deviations from the average. A common example is a funnel plot, essentially an extension of a bubble chart but allowing individual series to have their own plot. See here for an example in Excel:http://www.kurtosis.co.uk/technique/funnel/index.htm

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                  1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Customer Support

                  How can Power BI help me increase the efficiency of my customer support team?

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                    under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable data point on chart

                    Enable data point on chart

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                      1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Connect MS Power BI to Owler Data

                      Owler reports Funding and Acquisition Events.
                      There is a gap between overview information for categories and more robust analytics that present drill down information. One example is identifying VC and Capital Sources that are funding a wave of new companies that are developing rapidly scaling algorithm, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, deep learning business models. Acquisition events in this space need the same kind of analytic reports. The recommendation is for MS Power BI and Owler to work together to generate meaningful reports about the rapidly scaling algorithm, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, deep learning business models. This will be useful information…

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                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Discretisation

                        I should be able to discretize (bucket) any of the measures dynamically. and the discretized labels should appear in the dimensions. So there should be something like 'calculated dimensions'.

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                          2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Push and Pull Dashboard in IPAD App

                            Provide users the ability to refresh their Ipad Dashboards and developers the ability to push data refresh to the Ipad dashboards through managed dataset refresh or API dataset refresh

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                              1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi there. At present, the app refreshes on the following triggers –
                              • When the app goes from background to foreground (i.e. switch between apps).
                              • Manually (pull to refresh).

                              Do you need it to refresh more regularly than that, or on other triggers?

                            • Need to integrate with OneNote!!

                              Need to integrate with OneNote!! We use OneNote for all our business reviews now. Unfortunately, currently we have to take screenshots of Q&A and manually paste into OneNote. Wouldn't it be a killer feature if we can integrate live Dashboard/Q&A result with OneNote so they get refreshed automatically? Similar to the integration between PowerView and PowerPoint, but much better.

                              123 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Custom and Named Sets support

                                Custom sets and named sets should be supported.

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                                  18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have the visualization icons colored

                                  As soon as we click the chart icon, we are presented with all possible visualizations possible.

                                  If its colored we can locate them in a snap.

                                  Grey icons causes fatigue

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                                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a Subscription to a Dashboard

                                    So that people can get notified when the values on the dashboard is changing.

                                    228 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "crosstab" visualization

                                      Please add support for what is called a "Crosstab" visualization in AzureML

                                      Essentially when 2 datasets have n and M distinct values, it shows the dicrete values on each of the axes and the graph shows how many elements have that value. Simple example:

                                      Table
                                      A B
                                      1 X
                                      1 X
                                      2 X
                                      2 X
                                      1 Y

                                      The visualization would look like:

                                      1 2 1

                                      2 2 0

                                      X Y

                                      64 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Access to Excel powerpivot model to be able to edit/modify model without rebuilding dashboard/reports

                                        Need a page with my uploaded Excel models (or other data sources) where I can download, edit, and re-upload them and refresh the data behind them.

                                        54 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Look at Domo

                                          Please look at the features of what Domo has. That was an awesome product they put together. Especially being able to create a store and collobarate with users.

                                          Quality of dashboard and functionality are of very high quality and have a lasting impression and keep the product ahead of others

                                          domo.com

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