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Power BI Report Server January 2022 has been Released!

We are pleased to announce the release the January 2022 update for Power BI Report Server.


The release can be found on the Microsoft Download Center.


I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the major changes in this release, the removal of the original portal experience. In the September release last year there was a ReportServer catalog setting "UsePortalV2" which, when set to false, would take you back to the previous experience. This has fallback been removed in the January 2022 update, and the new portal is the only experience available. Several factors went into this but the biggest was the deprecation of some underlying technology that the original portal was using.


One of the biggest blockers people reported in the new experience was several new icons had colors which clashed with the brand package being used. We have added new items to the colors.json brand package file to allow theming of these icons in this release. Please find them in the documentation for branding the web portal


The changelog has been updated with the following information.

January 2022

  • Power BI Report Server

    • Version: 1.13.8054.40631 (Build 15.0.1108.153), Released: January 24, 2022
      • Features
        • Original Portal experience for PBIRS has been removed. Previously UsePortalV2 = false in database would enable the original experience, but this has been removed.
        • Added new theming variables to enable customizing newly added background colors (*IconColor). The full list can be found in the colors.json example in the documentation.
      • Bug fixes
        • Fixed various accessibility issues in new portal
        • Various small UI tweaks in new portal
        • Fixed issue with setting datetimes in subscriptions
        • Fixed issue with managing reports with multiple data sources
        • Fixed issue with username and password passed in via URL
        • Fixed issue related to KPIs with certain characters in name
        • Fixed issue blocking opening breadcrumb link in new tab
        • Fixed issue with saving changes when editing cache refresh plan
        • Fixed issue on parameter tab for reports with many parameters
        • Fixed issue in config tool connecting to SQL server to create ReportServer database
  • Power BI Desktop (optimized for Power BI Report Server)

    • Version: 2.100.1381.0 (January 2022), Released: January 24, 2022 - Support for January 2022 Power BI Report Server


As always if you do encounter an issue please contact support and/or create a new thread with as much detail as possible and tag me and I will try to reply as quickly as possible.



Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Petebro ,

Thank you for your information.


Best Regards


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