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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Tools of the Trade

SSRS 2012 provides two primary design tools for building reports and related objects:

Image SSDT, a powerful development tool integrated with VS 2010

Image Report Builder, a simpler-to-use yet no-less-powerful application for designing ad hoc reports

Both tools provide rich graphical design surfaces and allow for a (mostly) WYSIWYG experience, and you can achieve almost all the same results with either. SSDT, however, is marketed heavily toward developers, whereas Report Builder is marketed more at advanced business users.

In practice, Report ...

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