Creating content for reports and viewing them

You will be using tools that you are already familiar with. These are the same tools you used in Chapter 2, SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Projects with Visual Studio 2012 and Chapter 5, Working with Report Builder 3.0, to author and deploy reports. One limitation with Windows Azure SQL Reporting at present is that you cannot use linked external images.

Preparing to author reports

The following list is assumed to be complete, or is already present before you start authoring reports:

  • Internet connection.
  • Windows Azure account.
  • Authoring tools (if you do not have them, you can download from a link in the portal).
    • Report Builder 3.0.
    • SSDT.
  • SQL Server Management Studio (optional but highly desirable).
  • Sample ...

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