CHAPTER 12Support Services

In this chapter, you'll learn about:

• SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

• Notification Services

• An intro to SQL Server Analysis Services

Ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

—Jewish Proverb

As the popularity and usefulness of high-end databases continues to grow, the need for more sophisticated services to meet the needs of users also continues to grow. Reporting Services allows us to create quality reports and make them available to end users with just a few clicks of the mouse. Moreover, we can create Report Models to allow users to fine-tune their own reports on an ad hoc basis. For users that need to be notified of events as they happen, Notification Services allows us to match events, ...

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