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    Steven Rutter commented  · 

    This article was posted over a year ago, and it has been under review for a while. Are there any details that Microsoft can share with us regarding the status...or at least an ETA when we can expect a status update? Power BI is a powerful tool, but paginated reports and the data driven subscription feature associated them satisfy requirements that cannot be met with Power BI. Unfortunately the current cost of Power BI Premium is just not palatable for many customers. Is there any chance that another level can be added to Power BI Pro for a few dollars more a month that would include paginated reports? It would also be good for the functionality gap between online paginated reports and Power BI Report Server to be closed in the near future.

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    Steven Rutter commented  · 

    Power BI by itself is not enough to meet the needs of our organization, the capabilities of paginated reports (i.e., SSRS) is required. However, it does not make economical sense for us to spend $5K per month for Power BI Premium when we can simply keep our on-premises Enterprise SQL Server Enterprise licensing and run Power BI Report Server internally at less cost. If the 8 cores and 25 GB of memory provided with Power BI Premium included an actual dedicated SQL instance in addition to the Power BI Premium service that would make the decision to go to premium more palatable. Another option might be to include paginated reports with Power BI Pro at a slightly higher cost than the normal $9.99 per user. I think the latter option would be best for the Power BI / SSRS community while still allowing Microsoft to recoup the cost of the development of "SSRS" like functionality online.

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