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rblatchford Member
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Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

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.

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Luai7 Regular Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

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!!!

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

Hi @rblatchford@Luai7,

 

You can share your comment in this idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/20469499-updates-to-report-server...

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

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Luai7 Regular Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

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 :-)

 

Thank you

Ccparkhill Regular Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

New builds with bug fixes (no new features) appear to be released every few weeks:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/report-server/changelog

 

rblatchford Member
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

Hi Ccparkhill,

 

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.

Ccparkhill Regular Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

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. 

rommel20 Regular Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

Waiting for PBI Report Server new update.. any updates from Microsoft? we need the "Bookmarks" function please.. Smiley Happy

praseejbk Frequent Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

Waiting for PBI Report Server new update.. any updates from Microsoft?

alliedcvil Frequent Visitor
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Re: Release Date for 2018 Report Server Update

I echo all of these comments. The management at my organziation (legal) was esctatic when they heard about the on-premise version at one of the CXO conferences they attended. It was the only way for me to get the buy in to upgrade from SSRS; however, it was so limited compared to the marketed release information for Power BI. Subscriptions don't even work still... every feature update that's listed on the site sounds great, but no mention of the Report server. For many of the REST and other services items why is the Azure Stack platform not a viable option since it's an on-prem cloud using Azure services. We legitimately cannot put our client data in the cloud, but also need the product to be mature enough to invest in it over Tableau and other platforms.