MS has made some significant changes to the SQL 2016 product.
SSRS is undergoing some major changes, including the potential to run Power BI reports locally/on-premise, along with the ability to publish SSRS reports on the Power BI mobile app. SSRS, along with Power BI may just become a major player in BI.
And the lagging master data services part is also getting an overdue upgrade. And Polybase is being incorporated into the core product.
After years of neglect, SQL Server looks to be coming back.
The more you are prepared, the less you need it.