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Practical Business Intelligence: with SQL Server 2005 by Roger Toren, John C. Hancock

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CHAPTER 6 Reporting

The Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) strategy is based on the idea that everyone in an organization can benefit from information. Although data warehouses and BI in general are a great way to serve the needs of analysts, an opportunity exists to get even more value by including all the users. Web-based reporting allows you to present information in a useful way without requiring extensive training or complex client software. Reports can be published in Web portals, sent to users via e-mail, or included in applications and dashboards to allow all users to benefit from the information in a data warehouse.

In this chapter, we cover Reporting Services, which is a server-based platform for designing and delivering ...

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