SQL Server 2008's Report Designer Preview

Thursday Apr 10th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

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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