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 fi rst 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 benefi t 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.
A must-have guide for the latest updates to the new release of Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to create reports and business intelligence (BI) solutions. With this updated resource, a team of experts shows you how Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier and more powerful than ever in web, desktop, and portal solutions. New coverage discusses the new reporting tool called Crescent, BI semantic model's impact on report design and creation, semantic model design, and more. You'll explore the major enhancements to Report Builder and benefit from best practices shared by the authors.
Builds on the previous edition while also providing coverage of the new features introduced with SQL Server 2012
Explains Reporting Services architecture and BI fundamentals
Covers advanced report design and filtering techniques, walking you through each design, discussing its purpose and the conditions where it could be more efficient
Discusses semantic model design, Report Builder, Crescent, and more
Targets business analysts and report designers as well as BI solution developers
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is mandatory reading if you are eager to start using the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services.