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Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Enhancements

SSRS 2008 includes a wide range of important enhancements to all aspects of the platform. The following sections examine these changes according to functional area.

Enhancements in Report Development

SSRS 2008 R2 includes a number of enhancements to the suite of tools used in designing, developing, and deploying reports. The following sections detail these enhancements.

Enhancements in Report Design

The Report Designer, integrated into Visual Studio 2008 (VS; known in SSRS as BIDS) offers a number of improvements. It includes the following upgrades and changes:

• Two new subpanes for controlling data grouping:

• The Row Grouping pane, which you use to define and manipulate row groups in your reports

• The Column Grouping pane, ...

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