Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is the product which provides solutions to all the business enterprises. While it was in peak, Microsoft released another new BI tool which is nothing but Power BI.
Now Power BI is leading the Business Intelligence Industry. As it is a cloud-based service, business users were not able to use that tool for their business solutions because of security concerns. They were waiting for on-premises based Power BI server.
Now the wait is over. Microsoft released Power BI Report server which can be installed and configured for on-premises business solutions.
Power BI Report server is available for preview, you can download, install and experience the on-premises based Power BI Report.
As it is very new, it supports only analysis services as a source but in future, we can expect the same source connectors as like in Power BI cloud services.
This blog post explains to you that how you can experience the Power BI Report server using the Azure VM template.
Follow the below steps to spindle up Azure VM with Power BI Report Server on it.
Step 1: Login Azure portal and add a new Virtual machine
Step 2: Search for Power BI and it will show the below template
Step 3: Click create
Step 4: Add the VM name and credentials and choose which AS server you want to use from the drop down.
Step 5: By default, it using the below settings. In case, if you get an error message then change the name of the storage.
Step 6: At last, you need to click the purchase button. It will create and deploy the Power BI machine.Once the machine is deployed successfully, connect the machine and you can see the Power BI.
Once the machine is deployed successfully, connect the machine and you can see the Power BI Report Server.It also adds an option to create Power BI Report from the portal itself.