Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
By Coskun Cavusoglu, Jacob J. Sanford, Reza Alirezaei
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 352

SharePoint is first and foremost a web portal full of reportable data that offers numerous possibilities within an organization. With SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft offers its own server-based report generation software that is tightly integrated within the SQL Server infrastructure. Integrating SharePoint with SSRS allows the two technologies to create awe-inspiring reports that actively provide information to those who need it. This book walks you through the various challenges of combining SharePoint 2007 with SSRS 2008, and provides you with tips and tricks for handling the obstacles that you may face when attempting to develop reports in your SharePoint environment.

You'll discover the new features of SSRS 2008 while also learning helpful techniques for creating quick and engaging reports when using it. The author team explains special considerations you'll need to take into account when setting up SSRS to run in SharePoint integration mode with WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. From the beginning stages of creating an environment that supports SSRS in SharePoint integration mode to the process of planning, developing, and deploying reports to a SharePoint site, this book clearly explains why SharePoint integration mode is ideal for SSRS when dealing with a SharePoint environment.

What you will learn from this book

  • The best way to set up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007

  • Best practices for effectively developing and deploying reports in SharePoint

  • Tips for creating your first report

  • Ways to configure reporting services to run in SharePoint integration mode

  • Various advanced reporting and deployment techniques

  • How to manage reports in SharePoint and use gauges in SharePoint dashboards

Who this book is for

This book is for SharePoint developers who want to know the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services so they can develop and deploy reports in SharePoint.

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