Power BI Report Server now generally available

Today during the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, James Phillips, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Business Applications, Platform, and Intelligence (BAPI) organization, announced the general availability of Power BI Premium and Power BI Report Server.

With Power BI Desktop and Power BI Report Server, you can

  1. Create beautiful, interactive reports using Power BI Desktop
  2. Publish reports to an on-premises Power BI Report Server
  3. View and interact with reports in your web browser or in Power BI Mobile on your phone or tablet

PBI RS Report

What’s more, since it’s built on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) platform, Power BI Report Server includes all the enterprise reporting capabilities of SSRS, so you can manage content the way you do today and generate the precisely-formatted reports your business needs.

With this first release, you connect directly to an Analysis Services data model, which in turn can connect to a variety of other data sources, including SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, and more. We aim to extend direct connectivity to the other Power BI Desktop data sources, targeting later this year.

For a closer look at Power BI Report Server, read our previous blog post and register for our June 28 webinar.

Going forward, we’ll be blogging about Power BI Report Server on the Power BI Blog, so be sure to subscribe to keep up with the latest news and info. (We’ll continue to blog about SQL Server Reporting Services here on the Reporting Services team blog.)

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