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AppSource Hell

Hi there, I'm really struggling with the custom visuals on AppSource. Keeping updated what did change when is nearly impossible (at least in an efficient way):

- Most custom visuals lack a change log, on some you feel the version numbers have been given out by random process.

- There seems to be no correlation between last updated date and a new version number.

- There is no consistent naming scheme for the pbiviz files.

- Visual Name on the page and in the files are not consistent (Sankey Chart and file is Sankey Diagramm)

- Before it was distinguished in custom visuals and r powered visuals. How can I distuinguish them now on AppSource ?


Overall this gives an impression of a very low level of quality control. Now what one would expect i guess. 



Would it be possible to have at least:

- for each visual a change log, even better would be to have the change log available as a json feed, so once can easily see what did change when.

- Also a naming scheme for the pbiviz files "Vendor_VisualName_VersionNumber" would be very helpful.

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Community Champion

Hello @TinHau


Thank you so much for the feedback.

We'll consider your suggestions.


Ignat Vilesov,

Software Engineer


Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals

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