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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed by Amit Goyal, Jim Joseph, Michael Lisin

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Introduction

SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) is a server-based, extensible, and scalable platform that delivers and presents information based on data that a business collects during its operation.

Information, in turn, helps business managers to evaluate the current state of the enterprise and make decisions on how to increase revenues, reduce costs, and increase customer and employee satisfaction.

The Reporting Services scope extends from traditional paper reports to interactive content and various forms of delivery: email, file shares, and so on. SSRS is capable of generating reports in various formats, such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and Excel formats, thus allowing users to manipulate ...

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