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Power BI Team riccardomuti
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Power BI Report Server, although built on SSRS's on-premises server platform, is a distinct product that targets enterprise customers. Power BI Premium includes much more than Report Server -- namely, dedicated capacity in the Power BI cloud service. Similarly, Software Assurance includes many more benefits beyond Report Server; most of our enterprise customers already have it, while those who don't should definitely check out the benefits.

stpnet Established Member
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

You can of course get "new" versions of just SSRS with SQL2016 and 2017. If you don't need the on premise PBI capability you can use the cloud based service alongside these.

Molotch Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Power BI Premium has relative new EM-sized SKU's which doesn't allow for the entire Power BI-service but allows for embedding (not embedded) reports in Sharepoint Online and Teams but not use the app deployment model. They cost significanlty less than the P-sku's. Does anyone know if Report Server is included with the EM sized Premium sku's?

Power BI Team riccardomuti
Power BI Team

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Only the P- SKUs include the Report Server use right; the EM- SKUs don't.

messerjc Member
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Alright new case for you all. Smiley Happy  Currently on SQL Server 2014 and SSRS 2014, running on different VMs on a fully Core + SA licensed VMware cluster. We intend to upgrade to SQL Sever 2017, and are thinking of going to Power BI Report Server's latest release. My understanding is that on the SQL and PBI Server part we are fully covered. If we *only* intend to publish Power BI reports from our small team and end users will strictly be consumers of those reports, AND we will not be using the Power BI Azure/Cloud Service, am I correct that we only need Power BI Pro licenses for our crew and we should be covered?

Power BI Team riccardomuti
Power BI Team

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

As I've understood your scenario, yes, you're correct.

messerjc Member
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

One more licensing question for you all. Interesting question came up today. As SQL Server Enterprise w/ SA users, we're used to deploying SSRS and being fully covered to deploy paginated reports however we like. If we move to PBI Report Server this year for future growth, but ONLY continue to deploy SSRS-style paginated reports and no (even on-premises) Power BI Reports...do we actually still need to have Power BI Pro licenses? I suppose the actual question is, are Power BI Pro licenses required to deploy paginated reports to PBIRS?

Power BI Team riccardomuti
Power BI Team

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

No, you need Power BI Pro licenses only when you want to publish Power BI reports.

philmo Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

 Hi,

 

Another new scenario...I'm putting together a data warehouse solution which will be hosted in an Azure SQL DB. I'll be using Power BI Embedded to cover most of my reporting and dashboarding requirements, using the DWH as the source. I have additional requirements for transactional reporting which I was hoping would be fulfilled by Report Builder and Power BI Report Server. These reports need to be scheduled to run periodically and sent to a file share in CSV format.

 

 

The consumers of these reports are external clients. For security I wanted to have separate instances of report server for each client. 

 

I don't (otherwise) need Power BI Premium and I don't have SQL Server EE in the solution either. Is there a way I can licence Report Server without purchasing one of these?

Molotch Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

If your reports are csv files I really wouldn't pay license fees for a reporting tool to be honest. Write an azure function or similar.