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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Using Report Builder

Report Builder is a simplified report designer application. It was introduced in SQL Server 2005; however, it has been completely redesigned in SQL Server 2008. Report Builder was released separately from SQL Server 2008, in October 2008. This text is based on Report Builder version 2.0 RC1, which is available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9f783224-9871-4eea-b1d5-f3140a253db6&displaylang=en. The released version’s features might differ slightly from the following discussion.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the design of the interface is quite similar to the design of the report work area in BIDS. Among other UI changes, Microsoft has now included a ribbonlike menu interface. ...

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