In this chapter, Reporting Services' support provided by SQL Server Data Tools, a new feature in SQL Server, 2012 was described by way of examples. Creating or authoring reports is one of the main tasks in reporting services, and until now, creating reports for both Windows Desktop applications as well as Web applications was described. As for reports using Report Viewer Controls, both local and remote mode options were described. Deploying reports to Reporting Services Server and converting a report with the RDLC extension to RDL were also described.
In the next chapter, we will take a look at the overall infrastructure needed for Reporting Services, and the underlying architecture.