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

Recent whitepapers

I hope December is treating everyone well. I wanted to post a quick summary of new resources related to some of the SSRS data sources.   Teradata Support for Teradata was added to SQL Server Reporting Services in 2008.  The focus of the work was on Report Model projects (vs Report Server Projects). This white… Read more

Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 Released!

[Cross-posting from my own blog] One of the projects the data visualization group within the Reporting Services team has been working on is building stand-alone ASP.NET and Windows Forms Chart Controls for the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, similar to what has been already available as built-in chart functionality in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008. … Read more

Report Builder 2.0 Released!

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 RTM (build 10.00.1600.60) is now available on Microsoft Download Center as stand-alone installer in more than 20 languages. Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services including flexible data layout, data visualizations, and richly… Read more

Report Builder 2.0 – RC1 Release

Report Builder 2.0 RC1 is now available on Microsoft Download Center.  Use this link for download.  RC1 delivers improvements in the following areas compared to RC0: Easy to use wizards for creating table, matrix and chart data regions. Support for directly opening and editing reports stored on the report server. Support for using server resources… Read more

Report Builder 2.0 Release Plan Update

With SQL Server 2008 RTM announced, we wanted to give you an update on the release plans for Report Builder 2.0.  Report Builder 2.0 will ship as part of the updated feature pack for SQL Server 2008 in fall of this year.  It will be, as it was in RC0, a web download only.  It… 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