SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services allows you to design, create, view, and manage reports. Reports can be distributed and managed over the Web. End users can create, publish, and share ad hoc reports-all using web-based tools.
This book shows you how to use Report Builder, a tool that lets information workers build ad hoc reports, and how to use Report Designer, a report development tool hosted in Visual Studio that lets you interactively create reports. This book shows you how to publish, manage, and run those reports.
This book concludes by showing the three mechanisms used by developers to integrate reports into applications: form controls, parameterized URLs, and web services.
Bill Hamilton is the author of the highly praised Programming SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET Cookbook. He is an enterprise architect specializing in designing, developing and implementing enterprise applications using .NET and J2EE technologies. Over the last fifteen years, Bill has provided consulting services for B2B, B2C, B2E, enterprise application integration, portal initiatives, and custom application development for financial services, retail, professional services, and manufacturing clients. Bill is also the author of O'Reilly's NUnit Pocket Reference, the co-author of ADO.NET in a Nutshell, and also writes for Microsoft Developer Network.