Chapter 2. SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Projects with Visual Studio 2012

In the previous chapter, we prepared the ground for learning Reporting Services 2012 by installing the software environment on a single computer. In this chapter, we will look at one of the important tools, SQL Server Data Tools, used to create business intelligence projects in general and Reporting Services projects in particular.

What is business intelligence?

Business intelligence (BI) is the intelligent way of looking at raw business data, after processing the data with business intelligence tools. The motivation for using BI is to extract information contained in the data that would help the bottom line of the business; develop a new insight to branch out into ...

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