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SharePoint is first and foremost a web portal full of reportable data that offers numerous possibilities within an organization. With SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft offers its own server-based report generation software that is tightly integrated within the SQL Server infrastructure. Integrating SharePoint with SSRS allows the two technologies to create awe-inspiring reports that actively provide information to those who need it. This book walks you through the various challenges of combining SharePoint 2007 with SSRS 2008, and provides you with tips and tricks for handling the obstacles that you may face when attempting to develop reports in your SharePoint environment.
You'll discover the new features of SSRS 2008 while also learning helpful techniques for creating quick and engaging reports when using it. The author team explains special considerations you'll need to take into account when setting up SSRS to run in SharePoint integration mode with WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. From the beginning stages of creating an environment that supports SSRS in SharePoint integration mode to the process of planning, developing, and deploying reports to a SharePoint site, this book clearly explains why SharePoint integration mode is ideal for SSRS when dealing with a SharePoint environment.
What you will learn from this book
The best way to set up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007
Best practices for effectively developing and deploying reports in SharePoint
Tips for creating your first report
Ways to configure reporting services to run in SharePoint integration mode
Various advanced reporting and deployment techniques
How to manage reports in SharePoint and use gauges in SharePoint dashboards
Who this book is for
This book is for SharePoint developers who want to know the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services so they can develop and deploy reports in SharePoint.
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Coskun Cavusoglu is the Director of Consulting Services and the Chief Solution Architect of Captaré Consulting, LLC. He has been architecting and implementing technology solutions for more than 10 years in both large, enterprise organizations and fast - growth midmarket firms. As a Software Engineer specializing in the .NET Framework and the Office Server System, specifically Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, he has extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting Internet solutions using Microsoft technologies. Coskun is a technology writer, blogger, and published author on Microsoft server products. His latest book which he co - authored with fellow SharePoint experts is Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Design by Wrox Publishing. He also is a speaker who attends various community events both locally and internationally where he talks about SharePoint topics and his past and future engagements can be found at his blog, www.Share-PointCoskun.com . Coskun is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is also an MCTS for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Jacob J. Sanford is a senior consultant with Resolute Solutions Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a National Systems Integrator. He has been working with web application development using Microsoft technologies for more than 10 years, specializing in .NET solutions since the 1.0/1.1 Framework. Jacob is a frequent speaker at local and regional .NET and SharePoint events and is the creator of the Tallahassee SharePoint Experts Exchange for Developers (SPEED), a SharePoint User Group in Tallahassee, FL. He has written two previous books for Wrox Press: ASP.NET 2.0 Design (September 2007) and Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Design (September 2008). Jacob is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in the .NET Framework 2.0 (Web Applications) and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Customization and Configuration).
Reza Alirezaei is an independent consultant and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP with a focus on developing custom solutions with SharePoint, Office, Reporting Services, and the .NET platform. As a technical leader with more than 10 years of experience in software, he has helped many development teams architect and build large - scale, mission - critical applications. This former SQL Server Reporting Services MVP has been also nominated and awarded three times as one of the Top 20 Contributors to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Wiki since 2006. In addition to consulting, Reza is a SharePoint instructor and speaker. He speaks at many local and international conferences. Reza frequently blogs at http://blogs.devhorizon.com/reza and can be reached at email@example.com .