The addition of mobile dashboards to the SSRS platform is based on the Datazen product acquisition from ComponentArt last year.  To promote a good experience with mobile dashboards, it is important to manage expectations about the strengths and limits of this compelling feature.  Mobile dashboards are primarily designed to enable data interactivity in dashboards created by a dashboard developer.  Dashboards can be viewed in the browser but are optimized for phone and tablet devices through native, installed applications running on all the major mobile OS platforms.  They are not a replacement for high-fidelity paginated reports created with Reporting Services, or self-service analytics in Power BI; they serve an entirely different purpose.

At first, the mobile dashboard experience may seem to be a simple drop-in of the Datazen product; but, it is apparent that some integration with the SSRS architecture has already taken place, and more adaptations are likely on the horizon.  The first notable difference is the Datazen server is entirely replaced by the SQL Server report server, and queries are now managed as SSRS shared datasets.

The SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher public preview is currently a separate download which can be obtained from here.  Last year I wrote a series of articles for SQL Server Pro Magazine about how to create a mobile dashboard solution with Datazen.  Datazen is still available as a stand-alone product - free to SQL Server Enterprise customers - but any future enhancements are likely to only take place in the new integrated platform.  The essential design experience is pretty much the same as I described in that series, but a few details change with the new integration.  Microsoft Senior Program Manager, Chris Finlan provides a complete step-by-step tutorial in his post titled How to create Mobile Reports and KPI’s in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 – An end-to-end walkthrough.