By now you probably know that there are a lot of fancy new high-end features coming in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. But in its quest to conquer the data center, Microsoft hasn't forgotten the end user. In fact, there are more new features for desktop users and business analysts than ever before. One good example of these features is Report Builder. For the first time, SQL Server is shipping with an end-user reporting tool right in the box. After a little setup by the DBA, your end users can create their own attractive and informative browser-based SQL Server reports (assuming you've installed the Reporting Services component of SQL Server). There was nothing comparable in previous versions of SQL Server, and the new capability looks likely to be a big hit.
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