JSSUG Speaking Event: Reporting Services 2008

, 2008-07-17

We had a great group of about 35 people last night at the JSSUG (Jacksonville SQL Server User Group) meeting. If you missed it I spoke on Reporting Services 2008. I called the presentation Introduction to SSRS 2008 but we focused mainly on the new features in 2008. If you would like the slide deck just email me or it should be posted at www.JSSUG.com shortly.  If you have any question about it feel free to email me.

Some of the top features we highlighted were:

  1. Reporting Services without Internet Information Services (IIS)
  2. New Word export option
  3. Redesigned Report Builder

    • Data pane
    • Smart tags
    • Grouping pane
  4. Tablix
  5. Gauges and Charts

I really would suggest getting a head start on getting used to the new reporting environment in either Report Builder or BIDS. Here's the link to download both: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx

There are two separate downloads so make sure you download the feature pack as well to get Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder has changed drastically from the past and had almost every capability of BIDS.

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