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      18 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’ve just released the August 2017 Preview so you can try our work in progress. With this preview, you can import data from any Power BI Desktop data source, publish your report to Report Server, and view and interact with it in your web browser.

      Read all about it here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-august-2017-preview-now-available/.

      We’re targeting Q4 CY 2017 for our next production-ready release.

      Riccardo MutiAdminRiccardo Muti (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) commented  · 

      @Anonymous, good question. The reason why Analysis Services was fundamentally different from every other data source is that Power BI uses the Analysis Services engine as its data engine. When you connect "live" to Analysis Services, Power BI uses the external Analysis Services server as its data engine, which is why we were able to bring Power BI Report Server to market even before we could integrate the Analysis Services engine into it. When you connect to any other data source (whether in "Import" or in DirectQuery mode), Power BI uses an integrated version of the Analysis Services engine, so the next step was integrating the Analysis Services engine into Report Server; that's the progress you can now see in the August 2017 Preview. Finally, enabling scheduled data refresh and DirectQuery requires one more step: enabling the Report Server and its integrated Analysis Services engine to connect -- and to _authenticate_ -- to SQL Server and to other supported data sources. Rest assured that we're now working on that third step.

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        12 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for submitting this idea. We’re interested to hear from many of you about why and how you install multiple instances of Reporting Services on the same server. Drop us a comment and tell us a little more about
        - Why do you install multiple instances of Reporting Services on the same server (as opposed to, say, creating multiple folder trees within the same server and using permissions to isolate users)?
        - What are the key things you’d need to be able to configure differently/independently across instances?

        While we could follow the SQL Server approach of enabling you to perform multiple installations of the software on the same server, we could alternatively take a more lightweight approach of enabling you to create multiple “sites” within one installation. (SharePoint uses this latter approach, as did Datazen Server.) The latter approach doesn’t provide quite the same degree of isolation — you can’t…

        Riccardo MutiAdminRiccardo Muti (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) commented  · 

        @Ian, you can run multiple instances of Power BI Report Server on the same physical server today through virtualization at the OS/VM level, just not through a "multi-instance" feature built into Power BI Report Server. This shouldn't be a licensing issue, more of a manageability issue.

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          193 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone. We’ve been investigating how this could work in Power BI and have a better handle on it now. It’s definitely here on our backlog although there are many other items we’re prioritizing higher (just take a look at the other ideas we’ve marked as “Started”!). 

          Thanks for your support of this idea – and stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

          Will

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