Reporting Services Information Aggregator

Want to get an overview, recommendations for good books and other resources, and the latest information about Reporting Services 2008? Check out our MSDN aggregation page for Reporting Services.  Looking for the latest downloads for Reporting Services 2008? Take a look at the RS 2008 resources page.  Furthermore, research and ask questions on the updated MSDN forums for Reporting Services…. Read more

Report Variables and Group Variables in Reporting Services 2008

Note:  this posting provides an overview of when to consider using Report Variables and/or Group Variables for general report design patterns.  There is also a detailed blog posting that describes a particular report design pattern (custom aggregation) report authors may have been using in Reporting Services 2005, which requires group variables in Reporting Services 2008.  On-Demand Report Processing Reporting Services 2008 features… Read more

Building the new builder.

As you have likely read through various avenues, including the past several CTP releases of SQL Server 2008, the SQl Server Reporting Services team has been working on the next phase of our Report Builder application.  The new end user report authoring tool for SQL Server 2008 is Report Builder 2.0 and you can download… Read more

I command thee…

A, not uncommon request from SQL Server Reporting Services customers is the ability to use command line switches wtih Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) like you would with a standardout of the box Visual Studio experience.  Well, I am happy to say, we have done some work in this area for SQL Server Reporting Services 2008,… Read more

Wrapping up…

Well, the blog has not been that active, no doubt about it.  However the main reason is the team has been working hard on the final features that will be in SQL Server 2008.  We also were working hard to understand and act on the great feedback we recieved from the Feb 2008 CTP.  If… Read more