Reporting Services 2016 - Wow its quick
I recently installed SQL Server 2016 on my surface to get all our SQLBits reports sorted. What I couldn’t figure out was why it was so quick. I thought it might be because it was a local install and running on an SSD based surface but that couldn’t account for the blazing difference with previous versions.
Well the answer is much better.
The report manager interface has been re-written from the ground up to make it
1. More performant
2. More functionality
3. Support more browsers
4. Support HTML 5
5. Enable branding.
Whilst you can say about last, it shows that SSRS isn’t dead and but has risen from the ashses into a much better product. Whats more the paginate report is front and centre.
I also find that Report Builder performs better, which I assume is in part down to the re-writes elsewhere in the stack, and the click once deploy has gone. You now get the consistent download experience for all the MS reporting tooling, from Report Builder to Power BI desktop
To download and try SQL Server 2016 go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/server-cloud/products/sql-server-2016/
For more on the changes in Reporting services go to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/ms170438.aspx
and read the ssrs blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/