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Mobile Support across Business Intelligence (BI) Tools

SQL Server 2012

Learn about mobile device support for business intelligence tools such as Power View, SharePoint, Office 365, and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

The following outline product features that are supported for various phone and slate devices, as well as requirements and limitations.

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SharePoint enables you to set up collaborative sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. For more information, see SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2013

Supported Browser(s)

Safari

Internet Explorer Mobile

Supported Mobile Device(s)

iPad

Surface Windows RT

Windows 8 tablet

Supported Operating System (s)

iOS5

iOS6

Windows Phone 7.5 or 8

Windows RT

Requirements

SharePoint Server 2010 CU 2011-12, and server connectivity.

Bing Maps service for location-specific data.

Limitations

Only Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) fonts are supported on the iPad.

Not all report types are viewable on iPad. For example, Visio Services reports do not render on iPad due to client-side requirements.

Maximum of 2,000 device registration for push notifications.

Supported Features

Business Intelligence Center – view sites.

Excel Services – view and interact with reports.

PerformancePoint – view and interact with dashboards, including scorecards, KPI Details reports, and analytic charts and grids.

Web Page Reports – view reports.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- view documents.

Export – export some kinds of reports, such as PerformancePoint scorecards and analytic charts & grids, to PowerPoint and Excel.

Mobile browser views

Location-specific data in lists

Applications that receive notifications from a SharePoint site.

Subscribe to alerts.

More Information

Viewing reports and dashboards on mobile devices

Plan for mobile views in SharePoint Server 2013

Overview of mobile devices and SharePoint Server 2013

Supported mobile device browsers in SharePoint 2013

Mobile security and authentication in SharePoint 2013

SQL Server Reporting Services provides a full range of ready-to-use tools and services to help you create, deploy, and manage reports for your organization, as well as programming features that enable you to extend and customize your reporting functionality. For more information, see Reporting Services (SSRS).

Supported Browsers

Safari

Internet Explorer Mobile

Internet Explorer 10

Supported Mobile Devices

Windows Phone

iPad

Surface Windows RT

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Phone 8

iOS6

Windows RT

Supported Authentication

Default authentication for report server works with Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers, as well as with the Firefox browser.

Requirements

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack (SP1) or later.

Limitations

Apple Safari does not support viewing reports in Report Manager.

Apple Safari supports export only to TIFF and PDF.

Uploading reports definition language (RDL) files to a SharePoint document library, to the Windows Azure report server, and to the report server database is not supported on the iPad.

Supported Features

Access the reports from email, Report Manager, SharePoint document Library, SharePoint Web part, and report server on-premises and in Windows Azure SQL Reporting. On the Microsoft Surface device, you can access the SQL Reporting report server by using the RS Dashboard application. The application is available for download from the Windows Store.

Navigate and interact with the report using collapse and expand items, sort, parameters, hyperlinks, and the Find command. You can collapse and expand rows and columns associated with groups by taping the plus (+) and minus (-) signs respectively.

Export to TIFF, PDF, XML, CSV, MHTML, Excel, Word.

Upload reports to a SharePoint document library, and to the report server database.

More Information

View Reporting Services Reports on Microsoft Surface Devices and Apple iOS Devices

Planning for Reporting Services and Power View Browser Support

Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services—including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Web Apps, and Microsoft Lync Online—to help users be productive from virtually anywhere through the Internet. For more information, see Office 365.

Supported Browsers

Safari

Internet Explorer 10

Supported Mobile Devices

iPad

Surface Windows RT

Supported Operating Systems

iOS6

Windows RT

Supported Authentication

Cloud identity authentication

Federated identity authentication

Requirements

Office 365 plan that supports business intelligence capabilities.

Limitations

Mobile phones are currently not supported for viewing BI content.

Workbooks cannot exceed 10 MB in file size to be viewed in a browser window.

External data connectivity is currently not supported for workbooks.

PerformancePoint Services is not available in Office 365.

Supported Features

Access reports from email or a SharePoint Documents library, or a SharePoint Web Part.

View, navigate, and interact with reports.

Upload reports and workbooks.

More Information

Viewing reports and dashboards on mobile devices (overview of BI capabilities in Office 365)

Create an Excel Services dashboard using an OData data feed

The Microsoft Power BI Windows Store app provides live on-the-go access to the important business information stored in your Office 365 account. With the Power BI app, you can view and interact with Excel and Power View content on any Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet or PC, including the Surface.

More Information

Power BI Windows Store app

As Power View moves to HTML5, you can view it on more devices, operating systems, and browsers. See the lists of features and supported operating systems, devices, and browsers for details. This Preview gives you an early look at the HTML5 version.

More Information

Power View in HTML5 Preview

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