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      8 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        9 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        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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          1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          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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            11 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            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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                    119 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Jon Fortner commented  · 

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

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                          332 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          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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                                    148 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Jon Fortner commented  · 

                                    I agree, but it should be coupled with the ability to refresh the data on an short interval like minutes from the Client. Search related ideas using "Auto refresh data every few minutes within the Power BI Client"

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                                      67 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          10 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback!

                                          Item #1 is something we’re currently working on. It should be available very, very soon.

                                          Could you elaborate a bit more regarding #2? Are you looking for a way to automatically refresh your reports within the Power BI Designer, for Desktop-based scenarios? If I understand correctly your ask, this would be similar to the “Connection Properties” options inside Excel, where you can configure a given connection to refresh when opening the workbook and auto-refresh every N minutes. Is that what you’d like to see in the Designer?

                                          Thanks,
                                          M.

                                          Jon Fortner commented  · 

                                          We need to be able to refresh from the Desktop App every x minutes, even as low as every 2 minutes. Even with a Premium node, you can only update 48 times a day. We NEED this.

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

                                            For near real-time On-premise data, Round trip to portal takes too long, requires an on-prem gateway, and currently doesn't allow for 2-5 minute refreshes. Ideally, I'd like a setting in Desktop that sends the Queries to On-premises sources and once all the data returns, send it again so I get as close to a real-time dashboard as possible but accounts for variations in network and database response speeds (dynamic). Please not something that is blinky on each update.

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