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    9 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    XML along with JSON are standard neutral export formats, like Excel, CSV, and tab delimited, that are used by many vendors and many business processes.

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    rgoerwit commented  · 

    The worst part about this is that if you have too many points you're trying to display, they simply won't all render. No error message, at least in my experience. Nothing - except blank areas of the map. At the very least, a sampling should be displayed, with a warning.

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    rgoerwit commented  · 

    In ArcGIS I can aggregate data by state/province, and within the USA by county, zipcode, census block or track, and so on. I can even overlay the data with a so-called fishnet (a simple grid of regularly sized rectangles. I can then color according to any value I want, such as a count of points, or a sum (a dollar amount). Most importantly, I can normalize (in the case of things like census blocks) to obtain results per household. By "normalize" I simply mean that ArcGIS will let me specify a divisor, such as total population, that I can use in a calculation, with my own data.

    Suppose, for example, I have sales figures. And say I'm looking at Chicago. Chicago is big. We might to a lot of selling there. But suppose what I'm really wanting to know is how efficient my marketing is. In that case I would want to divide sales by the population of an area. That way I can tell the difference between areas where I sold a lot, simply because there were lots of people, and areas where I actually marketed really effectively, and I sold a lot per household, person, etc.

    This is all pretty easy in ArcGIS, and it should be easy in Power BI. I'm not an ArcGIS expert by any means, but I know enough to be able to say that drawing circles on a map is not GIS. We need some more basic functionality in order for Power BI to be useful.

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    rgoerwit commented  · 

    I just added more comments to the first of the two URLs.

    It really doesn't seem that the group issues are fully resolved.

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    2 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Miguel.Llopis responded

    As you point out, currently you can use Power Query or the Power BI Designer to author reports based on SQL Azure data sources. You can then publish these reports to the Power BI Service and refresh them, create dashboards on top, etc.

    We’re considering improving this in the future to also enable “live connections” to the data source, without the need to import data from them as happens today.

    rgoerwit commented  · 

    It would be nice also if, in addition to all the Azure-based data sources, we also could query Azure Active Directory itself, to obtain information on, for example, license counts, group statistics, and so on. AAD itself is, in other words, an important data source (and I don't mean just the AAD usage logs).

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    rgoerwit commented  · 

    BTW, it's great that there is an AAD content pack, but it appears to deal with logs. It's not a tool for querying AAD. What we could really use is something that would, for example, allow us to query AAD and find out how many people are assigned various licenses, and how close we are to cap on any of them.

    rgoerwit commented  · 

    Azure is figuring prominently in the data source list - Azure SQL, Azure Analysis Services, Azure this, that - and it does seem odd that Azure AD is missing from that list, especially seeing as we can already query on-premises AD using Power Query and Power BI Desktop.

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    1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    Working in Visual Studio on an Analysis Services model I can view data as a role or as a user. Seems like basic functionality anyone administering a reporting/analytics service should be able to do, in order to, for example, test things ahead of releasing them to users.

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    rgoerwit commented  · 

    Agreed. Again this is an area where Excel exceeds Power BI in what it offers.

    I often need to explain why we should use Power BI and not Excel. Feature parity in areas like this would help me make the case for Power BI. My users aren't going to be happy with slicers in Power BI that reduce their ability to analyze data effectively.

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    158 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    All I want is a way to provide a little organization for the poor, overwhelmed users who first connect to Power BI - so they don't see a huge long string of dashboards and reports.

    As as administrator, I need to be able to group reports for my users and assign permission to see those folders by AD security group. The interface right now can get cluttered. I can create Office 365 groups and publish dashboards that way. But this is huge overkill for most of what I do.

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    1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    Was a little put off to discover that this doesn't work. Actually, the interface is quite misleading. You can grant a security group access to a content pack, but if you do, it will seem to work, but in fact nothing changes. You can save, but you'll see no error message, and if you go back in and view your content pack, you won't see the security group you just shared it with. It's really odd, and should be fixed.

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    2 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    This idea was implemented - sorta. It does not work in all situations, particularly when your Power BI report runs against an OLAP cube.

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    1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rgoerwit commented  · 

    ...or at least allow us to deploy SSRS to the cloud, alongside Power BI, so we can do both traditional paginated reports and analytic charts and graphics in the cloud (via the gateway, if need be, against on-premises data sources).

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    6 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ella Ben-Tov responded

    Thanks you for your suggestion. We’re considering to add support for Paginated report in Power BI mobile apps. Please contact mpbisupport@microsoft.com to learn more about your requirements. Please keep voting to raise this item’s priority.

    rgoerwit commented  · 

    This idea keeps appearing in different suggestions. One great way to implement, that would let Power BI be Power BI and let SSRS be SSRS, would be to create a way to set up parameterized drill down from Power BI to SSRS paginated reports. See https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/6740219-ssrs-reports-for-drill-down-into-detailed-reports

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