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  1. 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/

    385 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      229 votes
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        17 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/

        39 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  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…

          105 votes
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            2 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.

            24 votes
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              0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  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

              30 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Conditional Formatting with fixed colors not color scale.

                Hi Team,

                Conditional formatting is extremely poor as it does not satisfy the basic criteria.

                I need to set the colors based on the value ranges.

                Red - if the values are <75
                Yellow if the values are in between 75 and 84
                Green if >=85.

                I don't need diverging. Users are getting confused among the multiple shades when you are dealing with high dense values.

                Please let me know if this can be implemented in the near future or not,

                Thanks
                KVB

                30 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                  25 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Release the Desktop version for PowerBI Server the same time as the normal version

                    I heard that only every quarter there will be a new release for Power Bi Desktop for PowerBI server. I want a new version every month like the normal version. So if you release only one version this will be solved also. I need the new Visuals and other new functions very bad on premise and don't want to wait every quarter.

                    18 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please FIX/REVIEW your recent changes to the PRO licensing pricing structure

                      Power BI Team,

                      Your recent changes/fixes to PRO licensing pricing has caused widespread concern and discussion amongst the community. This is due to Microsoft no longer allowing end users/consumers to access Power BI workgroup reports & dashboards. Reports were suddenly inaccessible in organisations that had built Power BI frameworks over the past 2 years. Your new structure now forces these companies to purchase PRO licenses for ALL users regardless of whether they use it or not.

                      Unfortunately, Power BI is now the most expensive BI product for large organisations, whom I believe are your primary customers.

                      The community has not…

                      98 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  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

                        16 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

                          31 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable e-mail subscriptions for Power BI apps

                            Enable e-mails subscriptions for dashboards and reports that were sourced from Power BI apps

                            20 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Power BI: implementing an option for choosing ”ALL” in a “Slicer” filter in Power BI

                              For our corporate reporting purposes we need you to implement an option for choosing ”ALL” in a “Slicer” filter in Power BI.
                              Practical clarification: select all is possible within Page level filter, visual level filter… but the issue is when we need to select all vouchers for a specific account and then also see all underlying accounts for several vouchers; then this is not working – because when I select “Select all” for the visual level filter and then take away the filter for instance for account X – all vouchers will be displayed, i.e. not only the ones where…

                              23 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

                                18 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable/Disable Analyse in Excel at dataset level

                                  The 'Analyse in Excel' functionality can currently be enabled/disabled only at global level. It would be very useful to let dataset owners set this option for each dataset. Decision to enable the feature depends mostly on the confidentiality level of the dataset, or its use case.

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • provide power bi embedded consumption based pricing

                                    One of the cloud value props is the ability to scale up or down based on consumption/utilization. the new pricing model for Power BI embedded removes this. Pre Purchasing compute should provide a cost savings to the consumer as the providers revenue certainty increases. The new pricing model provides revenue certainty for MS without savings for the consumer.

                                    18 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Subscribe to email snapshots of reports in *specific filter/slicer states*

                                      Extend the email subscriptions feature, currently in public preview, to include support for email snapshots of reports in specific filter/slicer states.

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

                                      260 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality.

                                        We’ve put together a short survey to better understand different use cases and what improvements would make the experience better.  If you have a few moments, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your feedback!

                                        https://aka.ms/x998cx

                                      • Map dot/bubble sizes should scale properly (with zero= a tiny dot)

                                        The minimum dot/bubble size in maps is too big and as a result visualisations are misleading as dots representing very different values can appear the same size (as discussed in the forum under "desktop-Map point sizes almost all the same" where some examples are posted). The obvious answer is for zero values to be represented by single points (with maybe an option for zeros not to be plotted at all)? (I’ve posted this here so people can vote for this to get sorted)

                                        58 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Python Script in Power BI

                                          It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

                                          9 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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