Does anybody know when we will get the next release of the Report Server and desktop for On-Prem use?
Based upon details release by Microsoft I'm expecting regular updates of Report Server and the matching PBI Desktop on a 3 or 4 month cycle. The last release was Oct 2017, so that means that the next expected release is soon, maybe Feb 2018?
However in reply to a question I raised elsewhere a guy called Amir ( I think a Microsoft Employee ) has said "We intend to release an update to the report server towards the summer time.......". That's not a 3 or 4 month schedule, its a bi annual schedule, and if true is a big disapointment. Please clarify the situation, and if possible start publishing the road map for Report Server with some detail of when and what we can expect.
I cannot emphasise the importance to us of an On-Prem solution. We cannot use the cloud service, we are an enterprise that has sensitive data, and governance rules that prohibit its use.
Couldn't agree more...
All our customers are on-premise customers and they totally refuse to move to the cloud!
Thus the only option available for such important and critical business is Power BI Report Server.
Initially Microsoft has promised that the updates for Power BI Report Server will be every 4 months (i.e. 3 times a year) as opposed to the cloud version which is monthly (12 times a year).
So according to this promise all Microsoft on-premise customers are expecting a new update to Power BI Report Server no later than Feb 2018. Any other later date will be a total set back and utter disappointment for all those important customers!!
Kindly, we need someone from the Microsoft BI team to advise the the next update date as we are really started getting worried!!!
You can share your comment in this idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/20469499-updates-to-report-server...
Hi Qiuyun Yu ,
The discussion here is related to the initial commitment of an update of 3 times a year (i.e. every 4 months). So this is not really an idea but rather a commitment by Riccardo Muti!!
The idea you are referring to in the link is a suggestion to have an update more frequent than 3 times a year!!
Quote from Riccardo Muti:
"- We plan to release Power BI Report Server “multiple times per year.”
- Initially, we've planned for about 3 releases per year (in other words, on average, every 4 months).
So all customers that have already adopted Power BI Report Server for their On-Premise architecture are expecting an updated release sometime in Feb 2018.
I hope that the issue is clear now :-)
New builds with bug fixes (no new features) appear to be released every few weeks:
Thanks that's a useful link that I was not aware of.
But what we are looking for is a road map for future releases, and specifically a confirmation from Microsoft management that the Report Server is going to me updated on the 3 to 4 month cycle that has previously been committed to.
I wonder if there will be a Preview release as there was with the October release, which was released in August. If the next release follows that pattern then we are at least a couple of months away. As you say, there is no road map detailing what might be included.