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  1. Pin visual groups (on grouped level) to dashboards

    Hi! Thanks for the grouping feature. An awesome function in that context would be to allow a pin of such grouped visuals to a dashboard (as this group)! I give you one example: We have modelled a "heatmap" using the matrix visual, showing absiolut values in the cells and coloring the cell background (conditional formatting) using a key figure "delta to budget". As it's not 100% iuntutive if the colorization relates to prior month, forecast or budget, we have added a legend in the way that we added an image (showing a mini screenshot of the colorscale) and a textbox…

    27 votes
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  2. "Stop Refresh" in Power BI Desktop - (Stop Refresh for Model and Visuals)

    When Power BI Desktop gets loaded with certain amount of data and 10-15 measures are created. Power BI starts to be really slow.

    It would be good to have a feature to say - "Stop Refresh"

    Once option is on, you would be allowed to create measures, visuals without immediate change. And as this change is not happening the perfromance would not be an issue anymore.

    Once you create your measures, you un-stop the model and everything get's recalculated.

    19 votes
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  3. Add an interface in Power BI Reports for browsing shared datasets on the Report Server.

    A current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a "Shared Dataset" connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared datasets.

    This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding…

    102 votes
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  4. Add Warning Box when choosing Sort By Column

    Applying a sort order column requires certain DAX measures to then be amended to include this sort order column.

    https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/side-effects-in-dax-of-the-sort-by-column-setting/

    A Warning Box would be great to flag this potential issue
    https://twitter.com/wynhopkins/status/1176405396908474372?s=20

    22 votes
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  5. Export to PDF with Custom Font

    Custom fonts can be embedded to reports in the Power BI Service, however when exporting to PDF or PPT the Custom Font will not show up anymore. Please allow the export to keep the custom font so everything stays consistent.
    Thanks!

    12 votes
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  6. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    17 votes
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  7. Control which bookmarks are viewable in the service

    This idea has come about from the introduction of personal bookmarks in the PBI Service: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/

    Many report creators use bookmarks as a dynamic way of showing/hiding visuals, or navigating between tabs. Exposing an end user to these bookmarks could be confusing for them and expose the underlying workings of the report.

    Personal bookmarks are great, but an option in PBI Desktop to expose certain bookmarks in the PBI Service would satisfy both report creators and consumers.

    129 votes
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  8. Power BI as a Data Source for Microsoft Word

    Power BI is a great tool for Data visualization but not the best for List/Print Reporting.

    Paginated Reports are good but are not suited for End Users.

    In order to have an easy way to allow End users to create List/Print Reports on their own I believe Microsoft Word is a great tool for the purpose.

    The solution would be the following:
    - Use the XML Mapping functionality in Microsoft Word in order to connect to a Power BI Data Source.
    - Use the smart tags in order to allow the user to select the data data it wants.

    Microsoft…

    9 votes
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  9. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    880 votes
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  10. Google Assistant integration with Power BI

    Google Assistant integration with Power BI.
    Similar functionality of this in an Android smartphone - https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-siri-integration-with-power-bi-mobile-ios-app-preview/

    A user can invoke Power BI using "Ok Google" wake up word. And, then have the ability to ask questions of the data. And, have the ability for Power BI to internally call "Ask a question" API to show visualizations on the fly as well as ability to open a pre-built report or dashboard.

    Have the ability to drill-up and drill-down.

    Lastly, have the ability to send the visualization, report, etc. to the users' email - by just saying "Ok, please email this to…

    40 votes
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  11. Print Full report from power Bi server

    Would like the option to be able to print the "full" report (every page) from power BI report server instead of only having the option "print current page".

    18 votes
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  12. Log failed Power BI operations in Office 365 Audit Logs accessible through Office 365 Security and Compliance> Search Audit Logs

    At current when operations occur within Power BI and are successful (IsSuccess=-1), the operation and its details are logged and accessible through Office 365 Audit Logs. However, when the operation is unsuccessful the operation and its details are not logged in O365 Audit Logs.

    For example, if a dataset refresh is fails, there is no audit data reflecting that failure.

    This is important information in order to understand what operations are occurring that are not successful so that they can be resolved.

    22 votes
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  13. Share Dataflow Ownership with Workspace Admins

    We need to allow all admins of the workspace in which the dataflow is held to be able to edit the flow. Multiple people contribute to a dataflow at different stages of a project but all need to be able to review, understand and if necessary edit the dataflow

    17 votes
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  14. DataFlow Copy/Paste Queries from PBI Desktop/Excel

    Ability to copy paste queries from PBI Desktop/Excel to DataFlow in PowerBI Service to create new DataFlows.

    The UI in PBI is more friendly, we often design the queries in Excel and PowerBi Desktop, to copy them into service, especially for the nested queries, it's a long and arduous process of copying each one into the service from advanced Editor and matching names.

    We are making a lot of data behind datasets available to the users. It'll be very convenient for major users of DataFlows

    13 votes
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  15. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    209 votes
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  16. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    35 votes
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  17. Scheduled Refresh notifications

    Hi Product Team,
    As required by customer, do we have plan to provide email notification for report scheduled Refresh failed with detailed information on Power BI report server, thanks.

    Best Regards.

    32 votes
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  18. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    727 votes
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  19. Allow author of power bi report to specify a default page

    Allowing the author or authors to specify a default page for the report will make it so that when the report is updated or changed, the person making the update does not have to remember to select the "default" page before saving and publishing. This will save a ton of headache from many end users wondering why their "default" page changed on them after making an adjustment to the report.

    34 votes
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  20. Pass SSO user credentials through the Power BI gateway

    We need the user SSO credentials to be passed through Gateway connections to Denodo Data Virtualisation layer to be able to securely federate our data/analytics report queries

    64 votes
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