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SQL Server Reporting Services makes reporting faster and easierthan ever. This hands-on guide will show you how to harness thefull power of Reporting Services to create reporting and businessintelligence solutions that meet your company's needs. It walks youstep-by-step through the fundamentals of designing the mosteffective reports by following careful planning considerations.
The authors progress from beginning to advanced report designand filtering techniques, showing you the conditions where reportscould be more efficient. They also explore holistic businessintelligence solutions, comprehensive OLAP/Analysis Servicesreporting, and complete production-deployment scenarios.
You'll learn how to write custom expressions and programfunctions to meet specific reporting needs. This will help youdesign, build, and deploy reports with capabilities far greaterthan any other reporting tools you may have used in the past. Thetechniques covered in the book will also enable you to takereporting further than you have before and provide your users withreal business intelligence.
What you will learn from this book
Using reports to visualize important business-decisionmetrics
Building the presentation layer for an enterprise businessintelligence solution
Reporting from OLAP cubes and relational database systems
Enabling information workers to easily create their ownself-service reports
Real-world report design patterns and recipes
Designing and deploying reports for enterprise portals anddashboards, including SharePoint technologies
Advanced object-oriented programming techniques for extendingand adding functionality to Reporting Services
Who this book is for
This book is for report designers, developers, administrators,and business professionals interested in learning the advancedfunctionality, reporting, server administration, and securityissues of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Thiago Silva (Dallas, TX) is a Manager of SpecializedServices for Hitachi Consulting. Thiago has also been designing anddeveloping custom .NET, business intelligence, and ReportingServices solutions since the early days of .NET and SQL Server2000. He is a part of the Microsoft Strategic Alliance leadershipgroup within Hitachi Consulting, where he helps create, manage, anddeliver internal training materials and intellectual capital aroundthe Microsoft technology stack. He also teaches the SQL ServerReporting Services course offered by Hitachi Consulting.
Thiago has been a featured guest on the talk show podcast .NETRocks and is an active member of the .NET developmentcommunity, frequently writing on his blog Silvaware, athttp://silvaware.blogspot.com. Thiago holds a Bachelor of BusinessAdministration degree in Management Information Systems from TexasA & M University, and a MCAD.NET technical certification.
Bryan C. Smith (Irving, TX) is a Manager of SpecializedServices for Hitachi Consulting. Bryan has been developing andadministering database solutions since 1997 for clients in avariety of industries. These days, he focuses on helping clientsbuild Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft SQLServer product suite. Bryan holds MCITP, MCTS, MCDBA, A+, Network+,and Server+ certifications, and serves as an instructor for HitachiConsulting ’ s SQL Server Analysis Services course.
Ken Withee (Seattle, WA) is a Senior Consultant withHitachi Consulting. He earned a Master of Science degree inComputer Science studying under Dr. Edward Lank at San FranciscoState University. Their work has been published in the LNCSjournals and was the focus of a presentation at the IASTEDconference in Phoenix. Their work has also been presented atvarious other Human Computer Interaction conferences throughout theworld.
Ken has more than 7 years of professional computer and managementexperience working with a vast range of technologies.
Ken is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and is certifiedwith Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SQL Server 2005,and has passed the certification exam for .NET 2.0.