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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook by Robert C. Cain, Dinesh Priyankara

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Installing Reporting Services-related tools

Installing only Reporting Services does not make your environment ready for working with Reporting Services. In order to author reports, you need Report Designer, which provides an interface for designing reports with various data regions. Report Designer ships with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), which was previously called Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) with SQL Server 2005, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) with SQL Server 2012, and Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio (SSDTBI) with SQL Server 2014. SSDT is based on Visual Studio and it provides not only Report Designer for building reporting solutions, but also many other interfaces for working with ...

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