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  1. Updated PowerView editor in Excel

    For a consistent experience it is important that the existing PowerView ribbon in Excel 2013 is also updated to the one that we have in the PowerBI Designer.

    28 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New regional or fill map object needs help

      Got data for all counties in New York. I tried to create a map to shade the counties by the value. However, the new mapping feature doesn't know what counties are in New York. It's best guess put Albany in Wyoming and a few in Germany.

      The UI needs to allow users to set what is being geo-located. Since the field for Location is a multi-value field, it would make sense that I could define "State" to equal a State value and "County" to equal the fill-column. This would put Albany county back in New York.

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Silverback Learning MilePost

        Milepost is a data warehouse for k-12 school districts and would be a great data source to be able to create reports and dashboards from.

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        • Export data and report views through an API

          Exporting the underlying report data would be a great bonus. Go a step beyond a simple embed and create an API to design contextual embeds that pre-filter or scope a PowerView chart based on GET parameters.

          95 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TurboTax

            We will soon have a QuickBooks connector, why not TurboTax as well? Would be great to pull in TurboTax Data and build a dashboard similar to the QuickBooks one in progress to show income, deductions and expenditures, perhaps comparing income/taxes age/geo for your zip code (from public data). Why? This would be a great way to drive scaled awareness and adoption of Power BI.

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            • 1 vote
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                2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Optional Combo Chart Visuals

                Allow various combinations of combo chart. Example: Area and line chart. Bar and area. or two lines with different axis (pct and $). Similar to functionality in Excels combo charts.

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                  13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to adjust legend size

                  Can we change the size (and font size) of a legend?

                  48 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • AS Connector connects to multiple AS Tabular models on the same box

                    I understand that I can only install the Power BI AS Connector Preview and use it to connect to one server at a time. Would like the ability to have the same AS Connector instance to point to multiple boxes and AS tabular models.

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                    • Ability to set goals and thresholds for KPIs

                      For example, if volume reaches a certain amount, turn the number red so it stands out to data consumers.

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                        under review  ·  41 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Q&A should not automatically show filter field

                        When you add "where field is this or that", the field is automatically displayed in the chart/table, even if I don't explicit ask to "show".
                        for example, show total dollarfield where category is something, it will automatically split the total by that category. I'm just interested in seeing the total dollars, period. In general, I don't want to see my "where" field displayed unless I ask for it (or at least a way to turn off).

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                          0 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • AccKnowledge by M3

                          Hi

                          Our company of 6 hotels uses a financial reporting software called AccKnowledge by M3
                          http://www.m3as.com/accounting/

                          Would be great to see Microsoft Power BI connect to this

                          Right now we pull reports, export to Excel and then spend a lot of time reformatting the excel spreadsheet to a PowerPivot format

                          Thanks!

                          Amaan Kurji

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                          • Show the report name in view and edit mode

                            Show the name of the report alongside the dashboard name in the "status bar" while in view and edit mode

                            3 votes
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                            • More options for authentication for automatic refresh

                              More options for supported authentication methods for automatic refreshes. Would be nice if all sources supported Windows authentication.

                              4 votes
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                              • Limits

                                A limit addition to bar and line graphs to show thresholds. Options could include a set limit, moving average, and an operating range.

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                                • Bing Ads

                                  Pull advertising data from the Bing Ads platform for campaign management, keyword analytics etc.

                                  258 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Details on when Power BI features are available

                                    After setting up a data source there is no details available on when it has been indexed for natural language processing or other Power BI features that take a moment to setup.

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                                    • Query Fields <> Report Fields

                                      I choose a subset of columns in the Query area, but all columns show in the Report area; I am expecting them to be same as in PowerPivot.

                                      I am so impressed with what you are doing with this - you are going to set the competition on their heels.

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                                        • STORM

                                          Provide connect to STORM and other real-time systems.

                                          12 votes
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