Beta1 of Orcas (codename for the next release of Visual Studio) is available for download.

This beta includes some updates in the reporting features that SQL Server Reporting Services team adds to Visual Studio. These include:

  • A new Report Wizard to help users build reports easily and productively
  • New Report Project Templates for rich Windows Forms applications as well as ASP.NET Websites (for both Visual Basic and C#)
  • Printing functionality in the Web Report Viewer control
  • Updated Expression Editor user interface to show examples of expressions for selected function
  • PDFs exported from the ReportViewer controls are now compressed to reduce the size

We're looking forward to your feedback after you try these features out.

Thank you

-Shamez