Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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by Brian Larson
     
 

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Microsoft's Reporting Services product is a vital part of the SQL Server 2005 business intelligence platform, but it works with virtually any data source. This hands-on guide explains how to transform data into insightful and interactive Web-based reports using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. With coverage of everything from installation to

Overview

Microsoft's Reporting Services product is a vital part of the SQL Server 2005 business intelligence platform, but it works with virtually any data source. This hands-on guide explains how to transform data into insightful and interactive Web-based reports using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. With coverage of everything from installation to administration, the book demonstrates how to use this powerful server-based reporting solution to improve business decision-making and facilitate company-wide -- even worldwide -- communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072262391
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/12/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
767
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.55(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Larson (Arden Hills, MN), MCSD, served as a member of the Reporting Services development team on a contract basis, and has contributed to the code base. He is the Chief of Technology (COT) for Superior Consulting Services (SCS) in the Twin Cities. SCS is a Microsoft Certified Partner and is currently developing a client solution that uses Microsoft Reporting Services for report production and distribution.

Brian has been invited to speak on Reporting Services at several conferences including SQL Server Magazine Connections (both in Vegas and Orlando), has been interviewed as a subject matter expert by Microsoft TechNet, .NET Rocks, and others and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the release of SQL Server 2005, many developers and business managers are clamoring to use the new features of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, but are unsure how to get started. This book takes the reader step-by-step through installing Reporting Services, to configuration, to generating a report, to finally customizing Reporting Services to meet a business need. This book is a good introduction to understanding what Reporting Services is all about. This book is well organized and divided into three sections: getting Reporting Services set up, generating a report with Reporting Services, and serving up the reports you create. The first section takes the reader through a step-by-step process of configuring Reporting Services. Additionally, the author identifies some common errors that might occur during set up and how those issues can be resolved. The second section is (in my opinion) the most interesting of the three sections. In this section, the author illustrates how to create reports. Examples are provided which show how to generate all kinds of reports, in addition to jazzing up the end result with graphics and colors. The final section details many of the administrative options that you should be aware of when deploying Reporting Services. In addition to some of the administrative details, the author shows how to customize reports with a style sheet and how to get the new report to integrate with a SharePoint site. This is a very interesting book, and I would recommend it to individuals who work with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. There is a lot that you can do with Reporting Services, and this book goes a long way to identifying and illustrating those things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago