Another update on this item – users now have the ability to set up scheduled subscriptions with paginated reports and 6 different formats, along with parameters per subscription to allow further personalization. There is also now the ability to create paginated reports against any Power BI dataset in the service, and we’re planning to add drillthrough from Power BI to Paginated Reports in the short term.
We still have plans to support e-mail attachments for Power BI reports as well in the coming months, and we’ll share more specifics once we get closer to starting that work.Alex Guerra commented
Right now the only way to produce PDF files, or print dashboards is by uploading the data to powerbi.com and then performing those actions from there.
Unfortunately, some of us CAN'T upload the data due to IT restrictions on data use, and on top of that it's really inconvenient to have to upload data just to produce a PDF file or print a page.
Please add the ability to Power BI Desktop to produce PDF files directly. Without this I have a much harder time arguing the business case of Power BI, since most of the consumers of my reports don't want to learn to use Power BI, and they don't want to sign up for an online account. They just want to view PDF reports or printed copies.
If I could produce PDF files from Power BI Desktop directly I'd have a much easier time convincing people to sign up for the online service, and I wouldn't be stuck at such a roadblock to adoption!
We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.
At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.
You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh
We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!
410 votesAlex Guerra commented
Without the ability to do this my organization will outright reject this tool.
I need to be able to generate static images from graphs in order to send people specific graphs they request from me.
Without this feature the only option in screenshots of graphs which is imprecise and unappealing to the majority of users here.