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Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 2. Overview of SSRS 2008 Architecture and Tools

In this chapter, we will review some salient architectural details of SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 as detailed in the Microsoft Reporting Services documentation. It is essential to understand how the different components of the architecture fit together for end-to-end support for reporting activities. This will be followed by a description of various tools and their roles in reporting services. In particular, we will look at the details of Report Server, the Report Manager, the Model Designer, Report Builder (presently there are two Report Builders available: versions 1 and 2), and other extension components that include authentication, rendering, scheduling and delivery. As every one ...

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