Manage Power BI reports on-premises with the new Power BI Report Server. Microsoft is now allowing organisations to manage Power BI reports on-premises with the new Power BI Report Server. In addition to its self-service BI capabilities, Power BI Report Server also comes with the enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Power BI Report Server is currently in preview and it will be released to the general public along with Power BI Premium late in the second quarter of 2017.

Power BI Report Server will support the following features:

  • Create reports in Power BI Desktop
  • Connect to Analysis Services data models (Tabular or Multidimensional)
  • Visualize data using built-in or custom visuals
  • View and interact with reports in your web browser
  • Export report data to CSV
  • Print a report page
  • View and interact with reports in Power BI Mobile

What’s new in Power BI Report Server

These sources will keep you up-to-date on new features in Power BI Report Server.

Web portal

For end users of Power BI Report Server, the front door is a modern web portal you can view in any modern browser. You can access all your reports and KPIs in the new portal.

You can apply your own custom branding to your web portal. And you can create KPIs right in the web portal. KPIs can surface key business metrics at a glance in the browser, without having to open a report.

The content on the web portal is organized by type: Power BI reports, mobile reports, paginated reports and KPIs, plus Excel workbooks, shared datasets, and shared data sources to use as building blocks for your reports. You can store and manage them securely here, in the traditional folder hierarchy. You can tag your favorites, and you can manage the content if you have that role.

And you can schedule report processing, access reports on demand, and subscribe to published reports in the new web portal.

More about the Web portal.

Power BI reports

A Power BI report is a multi-perspective view into a dataset, with visualizations that represent different findings and insights from that dataset. A report can have a single visualization or pages full of visualizations. Depending on your job role, you may be someone who creates reports and/or you may be someone who consumes or uses reports.

Reports are based on a single dataset. The visualizations in a report each represent a nugget of information. And the visualizations aren’t static; you can add and remove data, change visualization types, and apply filters and slicers as you dig into the data to discover insights and look for answers. Like a dashboard, but more-so, a report is highly interactive and highly customizable and the visualizations update as the underlying data changes.

Paginated reports

Paginated reports are paginated document-style reports, in which the more data you have, the more rows in the tables, and the more pages the report would have. That’s great for generating fixed-layout, pixel-perfect documents optimized for printing, such as PDF and Word files.

You can create modern-looking reports using Report Builder or Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

Report Server programming features

Take advantage of Power BI Report Server programming features so you can extend and customize your reporting functionality, with APIs to integrate or extend data and report processing in custom applications.

More Report Server developer documentation.