Now that you understand how to develop reports, the next step is to understand how to publish and access them from your applications. This fifth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN will introduce you to this topic. It also covers how to enable self-service reporting by publishing shared report components.
Here’s an overview of the new unit:
5. Publishing and Accessing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Reports Presentation: Publishing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Reports Demo: Publishing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Reports Presentation: Enabling Self-Service Reporting with SQL Server 2008 R2 Shared Components Demo: Enabling Self-Service Reporting by Publishing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Shared Components Presentation: Accessing SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Reports Programmatically Demo: Developing Embedded SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Applications Hands On Lab: Building Your First Reporting Application with the Visual Studio 2010 ReportViewer Control
You can find SQLInsights on the MSDN Training and Certification Resources page at the following URL:
Watch the videos and review the hands-on labs. If you want to run the demos or hands-on labs on your own computer, download and install the offline training kit. You’ll find all the SQLInsights content in the Getting Started > BI Developers page.
Next week, we’ll publish our sixth SQLInsights unit, Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services. We hope SQLInsights will help you get started developing your first Microsoft BI solution. Thanks again for your interest in SQL Server 2008 R2!
When do you guys think you might get around to releasing BIDS for VS2010? While you're at it, perhaps you could get some advice and assistance from the VS team. While BIDS is pretty good on many levels it does not exist in isolation, and consistency with the rest of the toolset is important. Also, while the report designer is clever and innovative, it is also a bit rough around the edges..