SQL Server 2008's Report Designer Preview

Thursday Apr 10th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008, SSRS will once again be enhanced, this time with the addition of an end-user report authoring tool that doesn't require an IT professional to take action first (not counting security matters)!

[From SQL Server Magazine]

Do information workers need an enterprise-class product such as Microsoft SQL Server? They don't write code, maintain systems, or develop cubes, so the answer is no; information workers have no need to directly work in SQL Server. Reporting is a different issue, though; report authoring has a long history (long before the arrival of SQL Server Reporting Services—SSRS) of being developed by both IT and non-IT professionals. In fact, non-IT personnel author most of the reports in most organizations.

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