This book is for IT professionals who need to take their reporting to the next level. The focus of this guide is apractical approach to modify, create, and build reports within SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Althoughintended for Configuration Manager 2012 Administrators, there are many concepts in this practical handbookthat provide value for anyone who requires additional knowledge of SSRS. The reporting principles also applyto other versions of Configuration Manager. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get accessto sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment.The cover image on this book is the Rialto Bridge. Built of stone and completed in 1591, it facilitated commerceand the transfer of goods across the Grand Canal in Venice. The bridge symbolizes this handbook, which ismeant to facilitate the transfer of knowledge of report building, taking you from requirements to completion.Discover how to: Set up Configuration Manager 2012 R2 for SSRS - Locate information in the Configuration Manager database - Compare and contrast report authoring tools - Customize existing reports with Report Builder - Create a report with SQL Server Data Tools - Modify a report with SQL Server Data Tools - Create advanced reporting solutions - Perform custom reporting on extended hardware inventories - Employ techniques to simplify report data displays - Create linked reports - Report on databases other than Configuration Manager - Deploy a solution that tracks and reports on historical client data.
Author: Steve Thompson