CHAPTER 1Introducing the ReportingServices Architecture

When Microsoft announced in 2003 that it was going to release SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) as a SQL Server 2000 add-on, a frenzy of excitement ensued. The product was originally slated for release with SQL Server 2005, so the early release was a welcome event for many. Our software development company decided to embrace SSRS early on and was fortunate to work with Microsoft during the beta phases. In January 2004, the month SSRS was released to manufacturing (RTM), we deployed it immediately. We intended to migrate all of our existing reports (which had been developed on as many as five reporting applications and platforms over the past ten years) to SSRS. We can sum up the reason ...

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