Reporting Services is a report design and enterprise-class information delivery tool that has aged and matured for more than nine years now. And this book has grown along with the product. We first started writing Professional Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services before the product was released, back in 2003. After four new versions of Reporting Services, there have been four editions of this book.
We have learned a lot about report writing and report solution development from our experience with SSRS and other reporting tools, and we share the benefit of that experience in this book. Not only do we show you how to use this technology and tools to design reports as they were intended to be used, but we also share the best practices and lessons we have learned along the way. The authors have spent tens of thousands of hours using these tools to solve business problems for organizations in many different industries and businesses.
Some books are written specifically for beginners, and others are for serious developers and advanced report designers. We've made it a point to address the needs of the many without sacrificing the needs of the few. We wanted to write a book that would meet the needs of a broad audience, along with specific solutions for report designers, developers, administrators, and business professionals. Our goal is for this book to be a comprehensive guide and valuable reference. To meet this objective, we've divided this book ...