CHAPTER 3Introduction to ReportingServices Design

The professional lines between system administrators, DBAs, and developers are blurring. Products often are extensible through code or at least have the potential to create functionality that goes well beyond the out-of-the-box offerings. SSRS is such an application. The days of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) are numbered and will be overshadowed by the new interface on the block, the IDE. Actually, the IDE isn't new at all, as any developer will tell you. However, system administrators, DBAs, and even report designers have to become familiar with this new way of working. As you're probably already well aware, you can create reports in SSRS within Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 or BIDS. This ...

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