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  1. Dynamic tile content

    We have some reports that needs to be commented by the analytics group weekly. However, this means that the text boxes with comments needs to be removed and re-pinned to the dashboard every week. It would be of great value if there was an option to create dynamic tiles that read the current/latest content from the report rather than the content at the time of pinning.

    8 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New Matrix Visual (March, 2017 Release) Total Row

      The new matrix visual, currently in preview, does not seem to display the total row. I've tried turning it on and off through the "Subtotal" option in the formatting controls, but cannot get it to display. The previous matrix visual seems to be working fine.

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New Matrix Visual

        Feedback - Issues:
        1. Grand Total (Rows) not showing

        2. Column Headers ... Not Possible to change Column Width also the Auto_Size on Format Window dos not have any effect.

        Feedback: Requests

        3. Facility to explode just one of the row categories (while leaving all others intact. At present the all data other than the drill-down selection are removed. This is facilitated by clicking on the + sign in Excel Power Pivot

        4. Show Sub-Totals at the bottom of a Category rather than at the top ... or make it optional

        5. Put a Display Units Control on Values (i.e.…

        7 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Date Format Problem with Streaming Data Set

          Having a pbi streaming data set (with history) with a column of type datetime (filled by a stream analytics output). Power BI Portal Language is set to "German". But display in pbi report table is still in format: mm/dd/yyyy. What I need is: dd/mm/yyyy. I don't see any possiblity get the desired date format based on a streaming dataset? (Content in the colum of the datetime looks like: "2016-12-05T16:27:27.926Z")

          To be able to set a locale in a Report or Dashboard like in SSRS would be handy but any other solution to the described problem is very welcome!

          42 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Power BI “enterprise” service

            Background
            I have several dashboards with Pro content. These dashboards are however not accessible to my customers since they may not have Pro licenses or could not signed to Power BI service. This is a very big problem for me. I am willing to buy Pro licenses to my customers but it doesn’t work.
            The only way for me seems to be Power BI embedded. I have in fact read much on that in web. The conclusion is simply – too difficult! Why I need embedded?

            Idea – Power BI “enterprise” service
            The “enterprise” service is, in the beginning, a…

            1 vote
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              5 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drill navigation by mouse

              I understand the need for having two different ways of navigating down a drill path, but the need to click an extra button for this takes away from the experience. A simple addition (I think) would be to navigate using solely the mouse

              Single click: same as now, see other panes in the report change based on clicked value

              Double click: zoom into the graph to a lower level of detail (previously click on drill button, then click on chart)

              Right click: zoom out from the graph to a high level of detail

              35 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  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

                8 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Direct Query for DocumentDB

                  Please add support for Direct Query to DocumentDB.

                  We host PowerBI in embedded mode and have a large set of data to visualize that cannot be imported due to the size of the data set and the update requirements (freshness) from the customer.

                  Thank you.

                  45 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make "combine binaries" independent from existence of a particular file

                    Since the November 2016 upgrade of Power BI Desktop, the "combine binaries" functionality is strongly improved.
                    However, I have 1 suggestion for improvement already.
                    The "combine binaries" functionality creates some objects, including a query "Sample Binary".
                    This query returns the first file from the (selected) files in the folder.
                    Unfortunately, the name and path of this file are hardcoded, e.g. from the advanced editor:
                    #"C:\Users\Marcel\OneDrive - Bemint\Office 365\Power Query\DateTimeTables\_(UTC+0000) Casablanca xlsx" = Source{[#"Folder Path"="C:\Users\Marcel\OneDrive - Bemint\Office 365\Power Query\DateTimeTables\",Name="(UTC+0000) Casablanca.xlsx"]}[Content]

                    Consequently, when that file would be removed from the folder, you would get errors when refreshing this query.

                    So my suggestion…

                    23 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Put the 32 bit version installer of PowerBI Desktop on the PowerBI home page

                      If the version of PowerBI Desktop is old, when you start PowerBI Desktop, you are prompted to make it a new version. When entering HP with the URL(https://powerbi.microsoft.com/ja-jp/desktop/?WT.mc_id=Blog_Desktop_Update) of the message, only the 64-bit version installer is displayed. Since it is misunderstood that there is no 32 bit version, 32 bit version should also be placed on HP.

                      5 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Paid Power BI Desktop pro

                        We want a paid non throttled Power BI Desktop Pro edition
                        With the following features
                        1- Printing.
                        2- Official support for analyse in Excel: only in a local Computer.
                        3-Capability to generate a password protected pbix file, any PowerBI desktop user can open the file, but they can see only the reports not the data model, only a pro user with the correct password can unlock the file, so at least we can use pbix as a way to securely share reports.

                        That’s all, Microsoft can make it as a subscription product, I think there is a market for that,…

                        18 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the Matrix Word Wrap affect all row headers, including the last column.

                          Currently the matrix word-wrap only affects all but the last row header. Please fix so that it also affects the last row header. Also, it only affects the data values, not the row headers themselves. So if the row header label is too long, it just cuts off instead of wrapping.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support "Export data" from R visuals

                            Customize data exported via "Export data" from R script.

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide pages based on role

                              Managing roles should also be on pages level, not only on tables level. admin should be able to control pages that different users can see based on their assigned roles.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integration to survey monkey

                                Surrey monkey is used considerably in market research and would be a great addition to power bi

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the user to turn off data refreshing

                                  This is for the "Edit Queries" view. Basically it should work identical as the "Manual Calculation" in Excel. Turn off the automatic calculation so you can create a few steps without PowerBI refreshing everything (which takes some time with large files). Once you're, you can click on "calculate" and Power BI will now refresh.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users of a dashboard to see the filters applied to a pinned KPI when they click on it (the KPI).

                                    Currently, users click on a KPI, which is pinned on a dashboard, and want to see the data with the same filters applied to the published KPI, but this is not possible in the current version. Instead, when users click on a the KPI they get all the data, but have to apply the filters themselves, which is a problem because the users rarely know which filters were used to obtain the pinned KPI.

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Load data from Office 365 Planner to PowerBI

                                      Create an a connection withrowgh Office 365 Planner and Power Bi.

                                      68 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 20 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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…

                                          3 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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