SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services allows you to design, create, view, and manage reports. Reports can be distributed and managed over the Web. End users can create, publish, and share ad hoc reports-all using web-based tools.
This book shows you how to use Report Builder, a tool that lets information workers build ad hoc reports, and how to use Report Designer, a report development tool hosted in Visual Studio that lets you interactively create reports. This book shows you how to publish, manage, and run those reports.
This book concludes by showing the three mechanisms used by developers to integrate reports into applications: form controls, parameterized URLs, and web services.