Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for download! This beta includes plenty of new features, but it is particularly noteworthy for the ReportViewer control. Beta 2 contains several key updates, including:
ASP.Net AJAX – The report viewer will now use AJAX internally to update its own content. It can also be placed inside an ASP.Net AJAX UpdatePanel.
RDLC 2008 – The report viewer can now consume RDLC in the SQL Server 2008 RDL schema. Local mode now supports the same RDL features that are currently available in SQL Server 2008, including tablix, chart, gauge, and rich text.
Improved browser support – The ReportViewer control supports IE 6, 7, and 8 (in quirks and standards mode for all versions) as well as Firefox 3.5 and Safari 4.0.
I’ll be posting additional information and tutorials on these and other new features over the next few weeks. As always, please let us know of any feedback you have. We’re still working on a few more features and bug fixes for this release (particularly in the browser support area), so we definitely want to hear about any problems or issues you run into with the beta.