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  1. Mac Friendly Desktop Version?

    Is anyone else wishing for a Mac OS version?

    24 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When Power BI is embedded into SharePoint, allow filters to be preset

      It is currently possible for filters (or even slicers) to be preset when publishing to PowerBI.com. From a threat on the recent PBI AMA it was stated that Power BI will be able to be embedded in SharePoint. When that happens, it would be great to be able to preset filters for each embedded dashboard/report rather than needing to set it in the Power BI pbix file first. This way it would allow multiple instances of the dashboard/report to be embedded and filters set for the specific SharePoint embed locations. The use case for this could be a sales situation…

      61 votes
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        3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Conditional Formatting based on a different measure

        I would like to be able to format a column in a table or matrix based on values of a different measure, or based on values of the same measure in a different row of the table.
        Examples :
        1. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on the value of sales amount last month(green if higher, red if lower etc.).
        2. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on sales goal(higher/lower than goal, and how far from target)

        72 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Print (or) Save as Pdf option for each individual report and Save whole report as PDF

          We can save the whole report as Pdf for the data displayed in tables with conditional formatting.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • AWS Athena

            Ability to connect to AWS Athena would be ideal. It is an excellent platform to manage large data while you are in the exploratory stages.

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make it possible to give more than 1 vote to the same idea (again).

              I really liked the old voting system where you could give three votes to the same suggestion in the Power BI forum. In fact, I think it was perfect. The new system just doesn't give the same feeling of actually being able to impact the way Power BI is evolving.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • China Power BI sign in

                In China, if customer use their company/O365 email to register global Power BI first, and later the company purchased China Power BI, and assign subscription to each employee. In this scenario, when employee with Global Power BI want to sign in Power BI Desktop, PBID will redirect to Global POwer BI Sign in Page instead of the sign in page provided by 21vinate.

                6 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support for ArcGIS embedded visual

                  Can you add support for ArcGIS embedded visual?

                  36 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Financial Reporting

                    Dear MS, are there any plans on the road map for Power BI to become financial reporting friendly. We have seen a significant need for financial style reporting where the formatting is Excel based, easy analysis of ad hoc requests and the easy entry of comments . A great feature would be the ability of Power BI to import an existing Excel financial report and convert it to an "Excel" based Power BI report\model.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Power BI Admin: policy to disable Personal Workspace's

                      We dont want our users to push all kind of data in to Power BI. With "my workspaces" this leads to this kind of situvation as we cannot control, where as when we steer this via "Group workspace" we could build an central solution where users can request creation of "Group Workspace" with clear data classification before we provision them in the cloud.

                      for Governance reasons we would Need the possibility to disable the "personal Workspace" Feature (disabling creation of Groups by all users is another Topic). Otherwise users can publish data to the Cloud Service without Knowledge of the…

                      8 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Apply the same filter across multiple pages

                        I have a report that requires more than one page in the mobile view. The problem is both pages should reflect the same filters. I do not expect users to select the same filters again and again; the filters should be selected on the first page and apply to all subsequent pages.

                        This idea was previously posted under the heading "Make filters that can apply across all pages in a report". However, it will not longer accept votes as it is marked as completed. Is an option available to apply page level filters from the report/dashboard to subsequent pages?

                        10 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Custom Territory for Power BI Map.

                          It should be possible to create a custom territory in Power BI. Not every Organization uses Continent, Country, State & Province or County for Mapping. Some Organizations want to create customer sales territories which is hugely valuable in getting granular into your Data.

                          Currently this feature is available in Tableau.
                          http://powertoolsfortableau.com/tools/drawing-tool

                          This will also eliminate the use of Location Intelligence software as a counterpart when analyzing data.

                          252 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Introduce "Make table" function to Power BI

                            This is for the "Edit Queries" view. MS Access has the "Make table" query function. For example if you have a source file with 1 million lines but you can filter them down to 300k, you can have the query create a new table and copy the values of those 300k lines into that new table. With subsequent queries you don't have to reference the 1-million-source file but you can now reference to the vastly smaller 300k-table, which makes further data processing much faster.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Embed Report Editor in Power Bi Embedded

                              At the moment, our customers can only view the reports we provide them inside our company web portal.
                              It would be very useful if we could have the ability to embed the report editor (by using Power BI embedded) in our portal, in order to let our customers create their own report, without asking them to log into the editor with their own office365 account.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow us to have a global option to disable the automatic detection of column types

                                Please allow us to disable the feature "Automatically detect column types and headers for unstructured sources" from Options --> Global, and not only from Options --> Current Workbook.

                                Read here about the rationale for this request: http://datachant.com/2017/01/11/10-common-mistakes-powerbi-powerquery-pitfall-2/

                                29 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Power BI Embedded Parallel Query Submission

                                  Allow developers to specify how many concurrent queries should be submitted by a single Power BI Embedded report.

                                  Backgrround: If a report relies on several independent direct queries, the Power BI Embedded server throttles their submission to the data source. This prevents the report from using the full power of the data source.

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • conditional formatting intervals

                                    It would be very useful to be able to tailor conditional formatting by applying users own definitions for intervals.

                                    Example being:
                                    1-3,Red
                                    4-6,Yellow
                                    7-9,Green
                                    or
                                    1-25%, #5956C3
                                    26-50%, #C356C1
                                    51-75%, #5C9B9C
                                    76-100%, #73C374

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Querying performance to SQL Sever Analysis Services with large data

                                      Especially Tabular Models with large volume suffer from the quality of MDX generated by PowerQuery component. For example, the same queries made in Excel Pivottable are most of the time faster with a better MDX generation. Also, why not querying tabular models with DAX ! previewing queries with a subset are very slow in case of use of high cardinality attributes

                                      16 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change font family on titles and column headers

                                        Regarding some corporate branding practices it would be very useful to be able to change font family of title and column headers in reports.

                                        Is there any plan to achieve this in a next release?

                                        41 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Power BI Service Connector should support live connections

                                          The new (April 2017) preview Power BI Service connector to create reports in Power BI Desktop on datasets in the service should also support dataset created as a live connection to eg. SSAS cubes.

                                          Lets face it the PBI Desktop is just better for developing reports (can add images and place object behind another object etc.), but when you use Desktop to develop the report with a live connection it will create a new dataset in the service every time we deploy a new report, so we end up with hundreds of datasets pointing to the same source.

                                          Please fix…

                                          6 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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