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  1. Embed Power BI Report Server reports into extranet apps

    Allow Embedding of Power BI Report Server Reports for Extranet Apps. Because of our clients needs data cannot leave our servers and be put on the cloud. Our existing SSRS reports are displayed using a report viewer object, however this will not work for PBIX. We need to ability to embed PBIX and display it externally. Is this going to be possible with Power BI report Server?

    65 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for submitting this idea!

      You can embed a Power BI report stored in Power BI Report Server into another app using an iframe and the rs:Embed=true URL parameter (Kasper de Jonge has a good blog post on the topic: https://www.kasperonbi.com/embedding-power-bi-reports-with-power-bi-report-server/). This support is limited so far; for instance,
      - There are no URL parameters for filtering. We plan to add this feature. (Vote and comment: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19727650-pass-filter-in-url-powerbi-reportserver)
      - There’s no JavaScript API for richer programmability. (Wouldn’t it be nice if the Power BI JavaScript API supported Power BI Report Server? Submit an idea!)
      - The report server will try to authenticate your end user — by default, using Integrated Windows Authentication. For intranet apps whose users are within your organization and your Active Directory forest/domain, that might work fine, but for extranet apps, as you noted, that doesn’t work.

      We plan to address this last issue by enabling…

    • restrict export to excel

      We see that there is a way at the tenant level to restrict the export to excel as well as the analyze in excel but we need an option per dataset (preferred) or per Power BI Report to restrict this option. The problems we are facing is for both sensitive information and also for volumes of data that is too large for this option. We need to have the ability to stop this option for these specific datasets but allow it for other non-sensitive information - so the tenant level option is not appropriate.

      84 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Power BI Ideas site!!!

        The Power BI Ideas site is useless until you don't add a basic feature of sorting of ideas by number of votes and creation date! First take care about the tool we can use to prodive you our feedback, and then perhaps you will hear the real voice of Power BI community. And I guarantee, you will be able to work on the new features with twice that pace (after you get rid of duplicated ideas).

        18 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Full Screen mode in Power BI Report Server

          Power BI Report Server should have an option to open the report in Full Screen mode just as it has an option in Power BI Service . When we open reports in Power BI Report Server , we can view page in 3 options 1:) Fit to Width , 2:) Fit to Page and 3:) Actual size . Issue with these three mode is the page and header consumes a lot of space and we need to scroll to view to full report .

          123 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  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?

            62 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • top n selection

              If I select a top 5 for example, I want also see the Total amounts for the other products. If possible I want this dynamic. So in my table I see the top 5 and “others” with the amount that is left ( Total amount - top 5 amount)

              78 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The shared dashboard email from the service should have a link to an intro video

                The email that is generated from Power BI when someone shares a dashboard should include a link to a short video on how to navigate the service aimed at end users of the service e.g. “First time user? Find out how to get the most out of Power BI”. We certainly had several users who have
                • Not realised the reports have multiple tabs
                • Not realised they can drill through from the dashboard to reports
                • Don’t know about the “drill down” functionality
                • Struggle with filters
                • Won’t realise they can now drill through
                • Don’t know they…

                12 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bookmark groups

                  The new bookmark feature looks great. Would be useful if you could have collections of bookmarks for the presentation mode. For example, we have multiple clients that we provide campaign analysis for. It would be useful to use the same base report for these presentations but with the ability to create a group of bookmarks that are specific to that presentation. That way only one report can be used for every presentation and multiple users could have their own set of bookmarks to view a report in the ways that they specifically care about.

                  12 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI JavaScript API support for Report Server

                    At the moment to embed reports in a intranet webpage we only have the option to put ?rs:Embed=True at the end of the url.

                    I have read (on this website) that there are plans to extend this so parameters could also be passed in the url, in a similar way that the current SSRS works.

                    Could we also have the Power BI JavaScript API enabled for Power BI Report Server, in a similar way to the Azure service has ?

                    39 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  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"

                      15 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export to Excel from PowerBI Embedded

                        Please provide the ability to export PowerBI Embedded reports to excel. The same functionality that exists on PBI Service.
                        It is important to also increase export limit.

                        65 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow default filtering based on current user

                          It would be nice, even if not essential, to allow a report to slice by default to the current user's data. For instance, I might envision:

                          - A dimUser table that can slice by default to the USERNAME() output
                          - A dimGeo table that can slice by default to the city/state/country of the session's IP address
                          - ...and so forth

                          49 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

                            26 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Give Power BI desktop for Report Server also the Preview options

                              Hi,

                              At the moment there is a difference between PowerBI Desktop for Report Server and the "normal" PowerBI Desktop. I want to use the ShapeMaps, Visio Visual also. But this is not possible yet.

                              58 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

                                Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

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

                                805 votes
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                                  39 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export Bookmarks in Powerpoint presentation

                                  With the update of latest feature "Bookmark" in Power BI desktop, we can create as many bookmarks as we want in single report. I think its best idea to convert all these bookmarks into "PowerPoint " presentation in order to share with Colleagues or Management.

                                  11 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Edit Power BI report in the browser in Report Server

                                    Ability to edit the powerbi report in the browser without the need to use the power bi desktop similar to what you can do in the powerbi service. This will allow for an on prem web based self service solution.

                                    62 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Shared data source connection (live to Tabular SSAS) for reports published on Power BI Report Server

                                      Currently each Power BI report published to the Report Server has its own data source embedded within the report. Any change in the source would require us to change hundreds of published reports individually. Could we have a shared data source/connection similar to SSRS Reports that would help us manage deployment and changes much more efficiently.

                                      49 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Titles should be visible on mobile platform (without need to tap the visual)

                                        Using the mobile solution is brilliant, however forcing users to click every single visual to get the title is a huge design flaw that should be fixed asap.

                                        14 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support Power BI Report Server multiple instances on a single server

                                          Please add support for Power BI Report Server multiple instances on a single server. Like SQL Server Reporting Services : ability to change name, location, add, remove instance. On a mid/large report server farm, multiple instance helps a lot for progressive patching, ssrs subscription launch on different sql engine, etc.

                                          50 votes
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                                            13 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for submitting this idea. We’re interested to hear from many of you about why and how you install multiple instances of Reporting Services on the same server. Drop us a comment and tell us a little more about
                                            - Why do you install multiple instances of Reporting Services on the same server (as opposed to, say, creating multiple folder trees within the same server and using permissions to isolate users)?
                                            - What are the key things you’d need to be able to configure differently/independently across instances?

                                            While we could follow the SQL Server approach of enabling you to perform multiple installations of the software on the same server, we could alternatively take a more lightweight approach of enabling you to create multiple “sites” within one installation. (SharePoint uses this latter approach, as did Datazen Server.) The latter approach doesn’t provide quite the same degree of isolation — you can’t…

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