Hi Ollie! Thanks for the suggestion. We’re already working on improvements to the management of existing connections and data sets in the service. Stay tuned for updates!Caleb Blanton commented
I'm going to pile on here - I need this as well. Beyond the need for 2-way sync mentioned by another comment here, another issue is when publishing a report to the web.
When this is done, going back to the PBIX to edit the query, then re-importing into the Web version actually creates a new report which needs new embed code and gets a new link - not ideal at all as this now involves making changes to any referencing sites/blogs/posts/etc.
It's sort of a catch 22 - make all changes in the Power BI Desktop or else you lose them if you ever need to edit the query. But doing so creates this downstream pain with Publish to Web and other features.
Bottom line: The desktop version of Power BI shouldn't have any more functionality than the web version.
Hi everyone. This is something we’d like to get to in the future but don’t have any plans for at the moment.
Thanks everyone for your support and votes! We’re working on enabling commenting for dashboards and reports in the Power BI service soon. Stay tuned.Caleb Blanton commented
The Microsoft Power BI team already decided not to re-invent this wheel and is using what appears to be a white-labeled version of User Voice for these forums.
Why not integrate with User Voice? Each dashboard could be its own unique User Voice category of ideas, within which people can collaborate. Have some "Live Pin" ability in a dashboard to show these discussions inline and allow for jumping out to the discussion site. Report authors can define certain things about their User Voice account to enable them to white-label these discussions, etc.
Could enable taking action items from report observations and even tracking the status of those ideas. Great data insights have one purpose: To empower great decisions. Great decisions take solid data as well as collaboration on ideas, prioritization and tracking. All of which are already done in a thousand different flavors online.