Thursday, July 1, 2010

SSRS 2008 New features

Following are the important New Features in SSRS 2008:
  • Reports can be build from different data sources e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SQL Azure, PowerPoint Workbooks, SAP NetWeaver BI, Hyperion Essbase, and others.
  • Better reports visualization by viewing data graphically, leveraging a wealth of new rich mapping, gauge and charting capabilities. SSRS 2008 support for maps and geospatial visualizations with integration to Bing maps and support for SQL spatial data types
  • Additional visualizations including indicators, sparklines and data bars
  • Support for consuming SharePoint lists and PowerPivot models as data sources.
  • Support for Madison and SQL Azure data sources
  • Render any report as a data source to PowerPivot or other applications through ATOM data feeds.
  • New data representation format of TABLIX control which has features of both Table and Matrix. We can use a tabular format for fixed data reports and Matrix format for dynamic crosstab reports; or combine the two formats by using the Tablix.
Reference: BOL. Click here for more information about new features of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

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