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  1. Disable/hide visual border on hover

    Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

    261 votes
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      17 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export current theme as a Json file

      We have a wonderful option - switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

      6 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dataset usage metrics for content creators

        Improve the usage metrics feature for content creators by exposing information about datasets - e.g. how many reports/dashboards are built on it, performance statistics, refresh reliability, etc.

        FYI: here is the documentation for the currently released usage metrics feature:
        https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

        46 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Printing custom visualizations

          It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.

          496 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable Download buttons in Power BI Report Server

            Within Power BI Report server there is a download drop down menu in the top right corner of the page which offers options to download "Power BI Desktop", "Mobile Report Publisher", "Report Builder" and "Power BI Mobile".

            There needs to be an option to disable these. Ideally at a granular level but at the very least the option to disable the actual drop down menu.

            This would allow for a clean interface and the removal of options that our end users do not need and cannot actually use as they are not allowed to install applications.

            46 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow customization of email subscription schedule

              Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

              More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

              412 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Slicer over all pages

                What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

                24 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • clean drillthrough filter on back button

                  I was very excited about the new drillthrough option in the September release and have implemented in my solution.
                  However I would like the option of having the BACK button clear the drillthrough filters.
                  I am using general report pages as drillthrough destinations and it can confuse the user if there are filters done "behind the scenes"

                  6 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Import tabular model structure to Power BI Desktop

                    We use Power BI extensively for prototyping new development and changes to existing cubes. The problem is when we are making changes to an existing cube, and the data that we need is in the data warehouse or another data source, but not in the cube. The option is to import the cube, which is not ideal - it flattens the data and is usually too large to import - or to recreate the cube structure in Power BI Desktop and then work on the changes, which is slow and error prone.

                    It would be great if Power BI Desktop…

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remember Filters I set on Reports!

                      We have a number of different business parts and all our reports are built generically so that you can change the area you are interested in by filter.

                      Each person is generally only interested in one specific part. However every time each user returns to the report they have to re set the filter they are interested in.

                      The only way we can give users a friction-less experience is to duplicate reports where the only difference is the default filter, which is obviously ridiculous.

                      So please add a feature to remember the last filter that was set by each user…

                      122 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use camelCase or PascalCase for Query Editor Option

                        I would like a setting that would allow the ability to remove all the spaces in the names generated by the Query Editor.

                        by default options are added like "Added Items" or "Filtered Rows" While this makes it readable it makes it hard because in the query editor there are a bunch of quotes.

                        I would like the option to change this to either PascalCase or camelCase.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable What If Parameters with Analysis Services

                          It would be nice to do what if analysis on Analysis Services tabular models in PowerBI.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • RLS for Users Outside of Organization

                            It would be really helpful to be able to use Row-level security on dashboards to share with users outside of the organization.

                            For example, you have multiple partners, and you want to restrict each partner to only view the data relevant to them. If this were implemented, you could use a single dashboard connected to a single data set.

                            Currently, you would need to create and manage a separate data set and dashboard for each partner.

                            30 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Power BI Desktop - Print & PDF feature

                              You should be able to print and create PDFs in the Power BI Desktop version.

                              16 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Alert for Success/Failure of Data Refresh

                                Currently, only the owner of a dataset is alerted if there is a failure of a scheduled refresh. If that person is not online, leaves, etc, no one else know of the failure until users complain.

                                There should be a way to set a generic notification for failures at the admin level so more can be alerted to check into what the failure is.

                                The ask is for an option in the admin portal to send alerts for report and/or data refresh failures to a group or to a specific email.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Updating only new data from the folder

                                  The folder stores the history of sales. The total amount of data is more than 1GB, and continues to grow. There is no need to constantly update the history, only updating of new data is necessary.

                                  Sorry for my bad english

                                  34 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Linked PowerBI reports

                                    Would be great if you can provide functionality to create linked PowerBI reports. Same as with regular paginated reports. Provides better security management and flexibility.

                                    10 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extend Power BI Pro Trial to 90 Days

                                      With the recent Power BI Licensing Change, Power BI free is ineffective for early adopters to evaluate and champion Power BI within their organization. That means that Power BI Pro is the only option. It would greatly help the Early Adopters if the Power BI Pro trial was extended to 90 days.

                                      The Early Adopters already face a lot of uphill battles
                                      - Usually an entrenched Old Age BI Tool
                                      - The reaction of IT to go slow towards any new change
                                      - Convincing Management and Peers that Power BI delivers incredible value
                                      etc.

                                      A 60-day trial means that the…

                                      16 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide option to 'Publish to Report Server' instead of 'Save As' on Power BI Desktop for Report Server

                                        While using PBI Desktop for PBIRS would be a lot better to have an option under the menu Publish rather on Save As in order to save a report to the Power BI Report Server.

                                        11 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set the data model's default Format, for each Data Type

                                          For example: when the Power BI data model first creates a column with Data Type = 'Date', by default that column is formatted like 'Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (dddd, MMMM d, yyyy)'.

                                          Then, I always go to the Modeling tab, and use the Format drop-down to change it to '2001-03-14 (yyyy-MM-dd)'.

                                          Instead, I would like to be able to go into the "Options" menu in Power BI Desktop, and have a section where, for each Data Type (or at least Date, Date/Time, Decimal Number and Whole Number), I can set the default Format.

                                          So that I don't have to manually…

                                          6 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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