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Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Creating reports using Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate, used in the examples, was downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads. There are three options—Install, Program download, and ISO file. Choose the appropriate option matching your resources. Here, the program was downloaded and saved to a directory.

Software and hardware requirements

The software requirements (for only the x64 architecture) are listed here for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows server 2003 and 2008 with Sp2, and Windows Server2008 R2.

The hardware requirements are as follows:

  • Processor: 1 GHZ or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB for 64-bit or more
  • Hard disk space: 3 GB
  • Hard disk drive: 5400 RPM
  • DVD-ROM drive, monitor and mouse

Visual Studio 2012 provides Report ...

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