Jon Fortner

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    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    I suggest allowing us to make a user an Admin on specific connections so they can update their own passwords. Having the Power BI Admin do it is a bottleneck and way too much to ask of one person in a large organization. Users should have a way to create and manage their own Data Sources on an Enterprise Data Gateway since Personal Gateways are only on when the user is at work.

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    6 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    Our Premium Capacity often has issues with more than 6 schedules running at once (throttle). This occurs more because users can only select half hour increments. I'm okay if you keep the 48 times a day limit but let users select more time slots than on the hour or half hour. Some users need to run 48 times within a shift for example. ALSO, you should let us set how many times to retry and how many minutes apart. For example, retry 3 times 5 minutes apart upon failure.

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    7 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    At least give us 10 minute increments. You are cause issues on the node trying to run too many refreshes at once because you only give us 30 minute increments to choose from. We need to spread the schedules out.

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    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    I agree you shouldn't have to have an expensive Office 365 Tenant before being able to add a Premium sharing Node. Also, for those smaller organizations, a more price sensitive solution is needed for low head counts.

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    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    They have embed servers you can lease E1-E3 or use a P1 Server Node. Then no Pro license is needed for viewers.

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    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    For us, Power BI has the best ROI when compared to other Gartner Recognized BI tools. Once you hit 600 Pro user, strongly consider a Premium Sharing Server Node where content consumers don't need a Pro license. You really have to examine the cost profile across the major BI tools before deciding this is expensive, trust me, it's not too bad. And, no, I do not work for them.

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    Are you ignoring the people below asking for an update or release date? Will you ignore this?

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    We recently announced the ability to schedule PDF attachments for Paginated Reports in Power BI (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscriptions-for-paginated-reports-is-now-available/).
    We’re planning to have this ability for Power BI reports as well, but it will take time to put that feature in place.

    For folks asking about the ability to print/export the entire table of data to PDF or other format, we’ll be announcing shortly the ability to publish paginated reports using Power BI datasets, which would allow folks to create simple paginated report tables to use for this scenario, as it’s not currently possible to do this with Power BI reports natively at this time.

    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    I have a list of CustomerID and CustomerEMail, I'd like to cycle through the list, filter the report and send the result as PDF, an Image, Excel, or CSV or some combination of my choosing. This way I can use one report and data source, but send the customer only their data or report.

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    I modified the post to only show “Edit” . You can delete data source by clicking on “…” next to the Data source instance

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    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    This already works, but you specify a Folder connection, not an Excel one. Then any datasets that connect to Excel files in that folder or its subfolders should work using that same connection.

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    6 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jon Fortner commented  · 

    I'd like to be able to setup a connection, even ODBC, where users of that connection provide their own credentials per Dataset. For example you may have a DB2 Subsystem with a thousand databases/Schemas. I'd prefer to create a generic ODBC DSN (all our users have those installed) and when the user sets a refresh, must input user credentials

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