Chapter 2. Introducing the Reporting Services environment

To use Reporting Services effectively, you need to know what it can do. In this chapter, you learn the different ways that people use it as a reporting platform and how its features support each stage of the reporting life cycle. You also learn how each component of the platform fits together architecturally to deliver these capabilities.

A reporting platform

Put simply, a report is a structured arrangement of information. Typically, the information in a business report comes from data in a business application, although report information can be derived from a variety of sources. A reporting platform is an integrated set of applications that supports all required activities in a managed ...

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