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WHAT’S NEW IN sql Server 2012 REPORTING SERVICES. SQL11UPD06-DECK-03 Updated: 06-Nov-2011. REPORTING SERVICES 2012 OVERVIEW. What’s new in SQL server 2012 reporting services. Empower users with a new visual design experience (Power View)

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what s new in sql server 2012 reporting services

WHAT’S NEW IN sql Server 2012 REPORTING SERVICES

SQL11UPD06-DECK-03

Updated: 06-Nov-2011

what s new in sql server 2012 reporting services1
What’s new in SQL server 2012 reporting services
  • Empower users with a new visual design experience (Power View)
  • Increase productivity with user-defined data alerts
  • Increase performance and improve administration within SharePoint
    • SharePoint shared service application
    • Built-in scale-out for Reporting Services service applications
    • SharePoint cross-farm reporting
    • Integrated backup and recovery, ULS logging, PowerShell, etc.
  • Visual Studio 2010 designers
  • Excel renderer for Excel 2007-2010
  • Word renderer for Word 2007-2010
data alerts
Data alerts
  • Data alerts can be defined on the report feed(s)
    • Name
    • Intuitive alert rules based on conditions (AND and OR)
    • Scheduling settings
    • Advanced: Start/End dates
    • Email address, Subject and Description
  • Can only be based on reports that use data sources with stored credentials
  • Alerts can be managed by users and administrators
    • View status, Edit, Delete, Run
  • Only available in SharePoint integrated mode
sharepoint integrated mode
SharePoint Integrated Mode
  • Shared Service Application
    • Maximum set of SharePoint IT management capability is enabled
    • Lower TCO on IT who can now leverage existing SharePoint skillset and experience
  • All configuration is now simplified and easier, use:
    • Central Admin
    • PowerShell
  • Leverages SharePoint’s in-built scale capability
  • File types are understood
  • Context menus to manage reports, configure alerts, etc. are available
  • BISM Connection File content type is installed
    • Stores connection information to a tabular BI Semantic Model (PowerPivot file or hosted tabular model)
    • Users can launch Power View from this document
    • It can also be used in a connection string to access the model
sql server 2012 power view
Sql server 2012 power view
  • Power View is an interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience
    • Highly visual design experience
    • Rich meta-driven interactivity
    • Presentation-ready at all times
  • Provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users such as data analysts, business decision makers, and information workers
power view system requirements
Power view system requirements
  • A Power View report must be based on a deployed tabular BI Semantic Model
    • PowerPivot workbook in a SharePoint library
    • Tabular model hosted on a tabular instance of Analysis Services
  • DAX Tabular Queries are used to query the model
  • Ordinarily, the tabular BI Semantic Model needs to be optimized for the Power View experience
  • Server(s):
    • SharePoint Server 2010 SP1
    • SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint
  • Client:
    • Supported browsers:
      • Windows Vista: IE7 32-bit, FireFox 4
      • Windows 7: IE8 32-bit, IE9 32-bit, FireFox 4, Safari
      • Note the InPrivate browsing feature of IE is not supported
    • Silverlight 4 (Silverlight 5 by RTM)
creating and designing power view reports
Creating and designing Power View Reports
  • Users create a new Power View report (.rdlx) from:
    • A BISM Connection File (.bism)
    • An Excel document (.xlsx) in the PowerPivot Gallery (in Gallery view)
    • A reporting services (.rsds) shared data source based on a tabular BI Semantic Model
  • Reports may be saved to SharePoint libraries
  • Clicking the report will open it
    • The report opens in Preview mode
    • If the user has permission, they can switch to Edit mode
  • The design experience consists of:
    • Canvas
    • Home and Insert ribbons
    • Field List
    • Field selection
    • Layout selection
    • Filter area
    • Title
  • The report may be viewed in Preview or Full Screen mode
  • Visualizations can be added to the canvas and then configured using the Layout Selection
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SQL Azure Reporting
  • SQL Azure Reporting is
    • SQL Server Reporting Services technology delivered as a service on the Windows Azure Platform
    • Available for testing via public CTP3
    • Ideal for operational reporting against SQL Azure data
    • Enterprise-ready with automatic support for HA
    • Designed to scale elastically with demand
  • Get started quickly
    • Provision report server via Windows Azure Management Portal
    • Build reports with Reporting Services Report Designer
    • Deploy reports to report server
    • Render reports with Visual Studio ReportViewercontrols
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SQL Azure Reporting
  • Use familiar technologies
    • Visual Studio Report Designer
    • RDL (Report Definition Language)
    • Report items and visualizations
    • Report Server Web Service / URL access
    • Visual Studio ReportViewerControl
  • Identity and access control
    • SQL authentication supported (no support for integrated authentication)
    • Admin user configured during provisioning
    • Admin user has all rights on server, use for administration only
    • Provision users using portal or web service
    • Add users to appropriate item (Browser, Publisher) and system roles (User, Admin)
    • Grant item-level permissions to folders or reports
  • Differences in comparison to Reporting Services
    • Focus on logical vs. physical administration
    • Report catalog and temporary database automatically provisioned
    • Windows Azure Management Portal replaces Report manager
    • SSL Required
    • SQL Azure data sources only
  • Unsupported Reporting Services features
    • Report Builder
    • Subscriptions, schedules, caching
    • Custom extensions
    • Report models
    • External images
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