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SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 RC1 Ready for Download

| by Abel Avram on Sep 02, 2008. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 RC1. The Report Builder has full support for SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services including: various report layouts, data visualizations and formatted text.

According to Microsoft, "SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users."

Report Builder RC0 was first released as part of SQL Server 2008 RC0, but it was not included in SQL Server 2008 RTM. Report Builder RC1 is released now, as a stand alone installer, with the following features on top of RC0:

  • Easy to use wizards for creating table, matrix and chart data regions.
  • Support for directly opening and editing reports stored on the report server.
  • Support for using server resources such as shared data sources.
  • A query designer for Microsoft SQL Server data sources.
  • Enhancements to the Report Builder 2.0 ribbon.

The following operating systems are supported: Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista SP1, XP SP3. The installer will install .NET Framework 3.5.

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SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 has been released for download! by sabrena mcbride

On October 17th, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 was released as part of the SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack. The download provides a stand-alone installer for Report Builder 2.0. If you have used Report Builder 1.0 in SQL Server 2005, you may have already experienced significant productivity gains using this solution to quickly generate sophisticated reports. Report Builder 2.0 supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services including flexible data layout, data visualizations, and richly formatted text features. It also delivers an even more intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users with a Microsoft Office look and feel - plus:
• Easy to use wizards for creating table, matrix and chart data regions
• Support for directly opening and editing reports stored on the report server
• Support for using server resources such as shared data sources
• A query designer for Microsoft SQL Server data sources
• Ability to read from all SQL Server Reporting Services data sources

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