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.
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.
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, ...