Chapter 8. Reporting Services with SQL Azure

Research for this chapter found that other than a few blog and forum posts, not much information is available regarding the use of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) with SQL Azure. The goal of this chapter is to provide a brief overview and example of how to use SSRS and Report Designer to build reports for SQL Azure, to discuss ways you may be able to improve your SSRS experience with SQL Azure, and to look at ways to improve reporting performance.

The main question that comes up when working with reports and SQL Azure is primarily based on where the data for the report comes from. The answer to this question isn't cut and dried—as with everything else Azure, the answer is "it depends." For example, ...

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