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Power BI Desktop RS - Backwards Compatibility

I've read other community questions about downloading older versions of the Power BI Desktop RS and know that you really can't as the Microsoft download link always points to the latest one. I guess my question is, is there no backwards compatibiliy option to save the report to an older compatible version (similar to Excel)? The only solution right now is to wait for the mercy of your admin on when they can update the server itself to match the latest desktop version and normally that doesn't happen right away so your stuck with a report that you can't publish.

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I did but of course that requires testing and all to make sure the existing reports are not affected. What's really weird is if you are on an older version of the report server, the download links to the app points to the latest desktop RS version which basically breaks it from the get go.

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Super User

Report Server and Power BI Desktop Optimized for Report Server are shipped as a pair.  


Perhaps if you have a need, it would be a great opportunity to send a request to your

Admin to upgrade if you need it.

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