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What's New in Reporting Services


This topic summarizes the changes and updates in the SQL Server 2016 release of Reporting Services. This document notes the version of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) the individual features or changes were introduced to SQL Server 2016. For example [CTP2.0] or [CTP2.1].

  • [CTP 2.0] SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) supports the current versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 4. This includes version 4.0 and 4.5.1. If no version of .Net Framework 4.x is installed, SQL Server setup installs .NET 4.0 during the feature installation step.

  • [CTP 2.0] Report Builder for SQL Server 2016 supports High DPI (Dots Per Inch) scaling and devices. For more information on High DPI, see the following:

  • [CTP 2.0] Enhancements to Reporting Services Subscription features:


    Supported server mode

    Enable and disable subscriptions. New user interface options to quickly disable and enable subscriptions. The disabled subscriptions maintain their other configuration properties such as schedule and can be easily enabled.

    reporting services subscription ribbon

    For more information, see Disable or Pause Report and Subscription Processing.

    Native mode

    Subscription description. When you create a new subscription, you can now include a description of the report as part of the subscription properties. The description is included on the subscription summary page.

    SharePoint and Native mode

    Change subscription owner. Enhanced user interface to quickly change the owner of a subscription. Previous versions of Reporting Services allow administrators to change subscription owners using script. Starting with the SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) release, you can change subscription owners using the user interface or script. Changing the subscription owner is a common administrative task when users leave or change roles in your organization.

    SharePoint and Native mode

    Shared credential for file share subscriptions. Two workflows now exist with Reporting Services file share subscriptions:

    • New in this release, your Reporting Services administrator can configure a single file share account, that is used for one to many subscriptions. The file share account is configured in the Reporting Services native mode configuration manager Specify a file share account, and then on the subscription configuration page, users select Use file share account.

    • Configure individual subscriptions with specific credentials for the destination file share.

    • You can also mix the two approaches and have some file share subscriptions use the central file share account while other subscriptions use specific credentials.

    Native mode

For information about other SQL Server 2016 products and technologies, see the following:

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