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Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 by Bill Anton, James Serra

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Chapter 2. SSRS – Standard Reporting

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is Microsoft's primary technology for delivering standard reports. As mentioned in the previous chapter, these types of reports typically contain a well-defined output that is known and developed by a member of the IT department ahead of time and delivered on a recurring basis to facilitate the regular daily, weekly, and even monthly decision-making needs of the business.

One of the great capabilities of SSRS is the fine-grained control it allows users over visualizations, layout, parameterization, and extensibility, providing for a level of customization that simply can't be matched by any other reporting tool in the Microsoft stack. In fact, it is this ability of control ...

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