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  1. Can Microsoft move Azure related services from PBI Pro content to free content?

    Power BI free content are too limited and no addings since beginning while all new features are added into Pro content. When PBI developers demo and promote the solution to customers, there will be gap between the expectation and actual TCO. PBI solutions set up the expectation to stream data in cloud for free like Google analytics, Salesforce, etc. However, PBI solutions charge on sourcing data from Azure subscription. So, we have three questions for your feedback and one suggestion for your consideration.
    1) For strategy perspective, to support Microsoft Cloud-First, Mobile-First strategy, considered Azure and data analytics(PBI)are your cloud…

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • enable "mark as date table" in Power BI Desktop

      In Excel we can join a date dimension with the fact table on a surrogate key (int) and the time intelligence functions in DAX (DatesYTD etc) work fine if we first mark our date table using the "mark as date table" option.
      However in Power BI Desktop there is no such option, hence we have to join our date table on a date column with our fact table or we cannot use time intelligence.
      So please add the option to mark a table as a date table to Power BI Desktop.

      39 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Marketo Connector

        Continually hitting API call limit on Marketo using either Power BI connector or content pack. Did not have this issue when testing same functionality with Tableau and Domo. Proposed solution of purchasing additional API calls from Marketo to resolve seems odd given what appears to be a design issue with the connector.

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Connect to ArcGIS Online through ArcGIS Maps for Power BI

          Add the ability to sign-in to an ArcGIS Online account to use organizational GIS. This would allow a seamless connection for Power BI users and existing ArcGIS Online accounts to bring reference maps and additional analytic capabilities forward into reports and dashboards created with Power BI.

          125 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Location aware dashboard filters

            Being able to automatically filter a dashboard based on gps position. A location aware dashboard filter.

            Say a company has 100 stores divided by 10 regions, each store has a region manager who weekly visits the store to monitor progress. It would be super awesome if the Power BI dashboard automatically slices the dashboard to the location of the store.

            196 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Slicers in Dashboard on Mobile App

              If you pin the whole page with slicers to the dashboard you can use these slicers at the dashboard in Power BI web version without opening the report.
              However, this functionality (using slicers directly at the dashboard) doesn't work on mobile devices without opening the report.
              Please add the functionality of using slicers at the dashboard also for mobile devices.

              105 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Free Users to see Reports that have Row Level Security Roles (made by a PRO)

                It should be urgent to allow Free Users to see Reports that have Row Level Security Roles.
                I got the PRO Trial for my work account and created a Report intended to be shared with different groups of (Free) users, each group with an specific Role.
                It turns out they cannot look into the Report now since PRO License it's required.
                Does this means I need to create a single different Report with a different filter each? This seriously diminishes the usefulness of the tool. What's the point of the PRO license if anything the PRO does cannot be shared…

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Request - Dynamics GP content pack

                  I have seem many good content packs for Dynamics family - 365, AX, CRM. Need a similar content pack for Dynamics GP.
                  There are ways to connect to GP e.g. odata, it would be good to have a content pack.

                  Building a Dynamics GP content pack Power BI team considering?

                  42 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disable Email Subscriptions

                    Allow Designers and Report owners to disable email subscriptions on their reports.

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Urgently need Fix for "R script timeout"

                      Currently, R script timeout is fixed to 30 minutes. hence it throws below error

                      DataSource.Error: ADO.NET: R execution timeout.
                      "The script execution was terminated: since it was running for more than 1800000 milliseconds."

                      Normally for even an average data sets R scripts execution time is more than 1 hour. Hence we are not able to use the R script functionality in PowerBI to its potential.

                      Urgently need an option to customize the R script timeout.

                      12 votes
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                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search SSAS/Azure AS descriptions within Power BI

                        Allowing for searching the SSAS descriptions would allow for a much broader range of keywords to be linked to a single attribute/feature. This would for example allow for SAP fields to be found on their technical name as well as on their business name. It would also allow for broader use of a single data model as it would allow for more people with a different view to achieve self-service bi trough the same data model.

                        10 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • AtScale connector

                          My client intends to use AtScale as an OLAP semantic layer for a data lake. The ideal use-case would be to have Direct Connect capability to the AtScale cubes. Would be great to see a connector for this platform.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a Parameter Slicer that refreshes queries on selection

                            It would be incredibly valuable to have a new slicer type that connects to user defined/ query defined parameters lists and has the ability to refresh queries after a selection is made.

                            You would be able to define a list of parameters - make a selection from a slicer and have your data sources be refreshed utilizing that parameter - without having to click refresh all - which might be more refreshes than are needed.

                            38 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Filters that applies all document's objects

                              In some reports we need that the filter or selection that you made in one sheet, applies to the other sheets, and do not lost it when you navigate between sheets. We need the possibility to have all the report inter-connected.

                              21 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Content pack sorting of published to list

                                It would be good to have the list of email addresses a content pack is published to sorted alphabetically.
                                When a content pack is shared with many people/email addresses (potentially hundreds or more), it can be quite difficult to review the list when it is displayed in the order the addresses were added.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change mouse pointer when hover over something clickable

                                  Make it more easy to understand if an element in report is clickable or not (for example for filtering or drilldown) by changing the mouse pointer (eg a "hand"-pointer)

                                  30 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cross Drill / Quick Explore Visuals and Tables

                                    The existing drill down functionality that is available in charts / visuals has to be predefined. I would like the ability to allow users to choose their own drill down path using cross drill / quick explore / dice capabilities that we have in other tools such as Excel. If you right click on an item in a table or chart you are provided with a list of the tables to choose from and then you can select attributes within those tables to drill down / across. Restricting users to a predefined or custom drill down is too limiting.

                                    The…

                                    33 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve PowerBI desktop modelling performance

                                      The performance of PowerBI desktop is very slow while handling large datasets. If for exampe, I add one field in a big dataset, it will load the whole table again which takes a couple of minutes. This load is very annoying if you have to make multiple changes in a large dataset.

                                      Is it maybe an option to add a "design" mode in which powersi sets a limit of records (variable?) so it will only download a few records to show and test the data. Designing will be so much faster.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Filter in streaming dashboard

                                          I use Power BI API for streaming data to dashboard. I need to filter data in streaming dashboard by value in text field (category).

                                          17 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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