All good points, I'm worried that Microsoft are not listening to us, there has been no recent attempt to reply to this thread or any of the others concerning the release schedule. Seems the Cloud version is getting all the attention.
PowerBI is a great tool, but it needs to be a great tool for the Enterprise Developer, not just the single man data analysis users, who may use it instead of Excel. We are building an innovative operations and performance dashboard for our mobile field workers and their managers. We are getting great results and much appreciative feedback from our users, but we need the improvements to keep coming. The last release of Report Server was Oct 2017, its now Feb 2018, we are 4 releases behind the Cloud product, and still no indication of when we might expect the next update.
Come on Microsoft at least acknowledge our questions! You must have a release date you are working to? Riccardo Muli has not posted on the subject since August 2017, Riccardo are you still the PM for Report Server, let us know you are still there!
Qiuyun Yu @v-yulgu-msft really appreciate all your work on the boards but we are still not getting any answers to this question. We are the customers here and we are asking simple questions for solutions we are paying for. I am not the only one that is feeling this way.
All we are asking for is the Ideas Board to be updated as we are spending time to vote on things we really want and an expected release date and features. You must have a project / sprint plan. We have deadlines such as GDPR in Europe coming up fast that we are working towards and need to know where we stand for this.
Currently not one thing is showing as started. You must be working on something or what are we all voting for?
How can we endorse a reporting tool to potential clients when we have no idea what is coming or when?
Very good points everyone!
I do understand that it is difficult for Microsoft to go out public and raise expectations on a release date.
What I do think is the most important part here is not whether we get a release tomorrow or not, but that we get some of the most anticipated features in the next release and don't have to wait several more months for Bookmarks, Report Themes & Sync Slicers.
I think it would be very welcome to the community if we get some sort of list on what features that they plan to include in the coming releases so that we can plan that with our customers. It is very difficult to make any assessments if you dont know if the feature that you are expecting is coming or not.
Hopefully we will see something before mid March!
We are targeting mid to late March for the next PBIRS release. As for features I don't have specific details but you should see a roll-up of several features that have been released for the service/desktop since Nov.
Thanks for the update, it is most welcome.
Can I request that your team consider a more formal road map for RS releases in the future. We and many more are using the PBI RS to deliver some really innovative PBI + SSRS solutions within our organisations. My customers are really impressed with what we can do with the two products together, and as developers we are loving the power of DAX and the tabular data model combined with the great visuals in PBI. But due to data governance policy we have to be On-Prem and we feel a bit second class to those in the Cloud when it comes to updates and feedback.
I really don't understand why there is such a lag in the release of new features. If they are developed for the cloud and individual user, why does it take so long to release for PBIRS? My company at this time can't move to the cloud due to our parent company policy. I also have contractors that work on different versions and trying to upload their dashboards to my report server is not working for us. I am wasting money paying a contractor for work and then having to redo all of them because they versions aren't compatible. Also explaining to my IT Director that PBIRS doesn't have the features we need or aren't the same as Power Bi Desktop is not an easy sale. We are paying for a product. We should have the lastest updates more than 2-3 times a year. I understand wanting to push the cloud based product but for those customers that can't migrate in that direction - you need to have a roadmap for us and more releases.
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