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Gateway Update Notification and Auto update for Enterprise Gateway

We should be notified when there is a new version of both gateways. In addition, the Enterprise gateway should be updated automatically (admins should be able to turn this on/off).

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  • Mike Kostuch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, this is totally necessary. The Nov 2017 release totally broke our gateway and we never had issues in the past. We went this to actually do a good job updating (Im on Windows 2012 R2 server). Pretty standard hardware and software. We should be able to pick a time too, so it doesn't interfere and don't forget a date. The ADF gateway has this feature already for time, but not date.

  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really important given that not updating to the September version of the Gateway meant that our reports stopped refreshing.

  • Anthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like a bit more functionality. I imagine most users will not view the server the gateway is installed on's desktop regularly and so a popup window or any alert within the gateway window will not be sufficient.

    Ideally the gateway should be able to send alerts somehow, or log event log entries that can then be polled by other alerting software to generate an email alert for the server admin team.

  • Ron Pitts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree that it would be nice to update however it depends how good the auto update experience is, e.g. we dont want the auto update to break during the patching because of various config changes in versions, etc.

  • jerome commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is helpful when the gateway is forgotten on a server somewhere and the IT members didn't check for new releases.

  • Marco Russo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not having the automatic update on the gateway is a very bad idea. Users relying on the gateway might have their reports not working every time there is an update of Power BI Desktop.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's 8/8. This is still in planning?? I'm sure all your customers would like their gateways to keep pace with the rest of the service.

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