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  1. Can we have Enterprise Gateway be enabled over VPN/ExpressRoute?

    We have two large clients who are not allowed to use ServiceBus Relay today as it is regarded as a security hole (their security teams don't scan outbound traffic, so the inbound traffic over the relay is regarded as untrusted).

    We would like Enterprise Gateway to support data transfer over a VPN/Express route so that PowerBI can extract data from on-premises resources without going via the public internet.

    I appreciate that data is secured via SSL but that isn't good enough as their data security policies do not allow data to go via the internet (think PCI DSS compliance).

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      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dashboard Tiles

      When I delete a dashboard tile from the master dashboard, why doesn't delete the tile from other people's dashboard tiles after you have shared this with them. The tile keeps on updating as the data source is still but the KPI's has changed.

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      • Slicer customization like excel. Size, columns, colour, etc.

        The slicers can look terrible in comparison to the rest of the report/dashboard when building. Some slicers can have a large number of values which, if in excel, making the slicer into multiple columns showing more values makes it easier for the end users to see the options and review the report.

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        • 1 vote
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          • Ability to insert a new column at specific location, before or after column #10 or column name, would be very helpful in power query

            I usually add about 10 new columns in power query after I have pulled and shaped the data from different sources. After adding these columns I move them to a different location in power query editor. It is currently very painful to move columns in power query editor (since there is no way to reorder all the columns through an interactive menu, but you have to select each column and drag them to the location you want them to be).

            It would save so much efficient in case there was an easy way to reorder/move columns than drag and move…

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            • Image data label on chart power bi

              The data label of the charts need more formatting. Instead of displaying a text label I need to use a image (image url from table)

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              • 2 votes
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                • Dividing the UK into regions

                  Like you have with every other country on the list, instead of just the 4 countries!

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                  • Add ability for Excel workbooks to have a live connection to SSAS

                    At this point, only Excel workbooks with a power pivot data model can work in Power BI. It would be great to have the ability to upload Excel workbooks that are connected to our on-prem analysis services to be refreshable as well. The same way that the analysis services connector works for PowerBI reports, perhaps that connector can be extended to uploaded Excel workbooks as well.

                    152 votes
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                      planned  ·  18 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable Export

                      I need the ability to disable the data export and print functions for a report due to security reasons.

                      49 votes
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                      • Form Control

                        Add new custom visuals just like form control, for ex. drop down, radio button, checkbox

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                        • Love Excel Function Keys

                          If Power BI Desktop also supports a set of function keys, these support demonstrators they do demonstration much faster.

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                          • synonyms to find fields in search

                            When creating a report from directquery data source (with Synonyms) the search box does not return the field name based on the synonyms. this would allow users with slightly different terminology to find the correct field much more easily.

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                            • Notifications to Shared Users when Published to Web

                              It would be nice to notify users when changes to a dashboard have been made automatically after publishing to web.

                              Could be a simple checkbox on the Publish to Power BI popup to notify all or some of the users with access to the dashboard

                              2 votes
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                              • error tab export data

                                If you try to export data with any visual and one field have a TAB included at finish of text, Excel break the line.

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                                • some it ites dashboards

                                  IT management inside the organization as well dashboards to keep them running which may have hetrogenous monitoring solution can definitely be exciting for the CIO

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                                  • Support hierarchy in filter visualization

                                    Current filter visualization need to support hierarchy and allow hierarchy navigation and filtering

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Labels Pie Chart

                                        I wish it were possible to put the pie chart labels within the chart and not only outside, as it is today.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Adjustable Tooltips with Drilldowns

                                          With my current data parameters all my tooltips can only be Count. I understand that they wouldn't work for the top level of the graph, but would it be possible for them to change when drilled down to the lowest level? For example, I have a number of projects grouped by an individual, and would like project descriptions and dates to be available when drilled down to show individual projects. At the moment it constrains it to Count, so the individual projects all show a count of 1 Description and 1 Date.

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