Reporting tools added to SQL Server

July 21, 2003

[From SearchWin2000.com]

Microsoft said next month it will release more information about a reporting-service feature originally designed for Yukon database software, which will be available for SQL Server 2000 by the end of the year.

About 60 customers are currently testing SQL Server Reporting Services, though more than 100 others applied to be a part of the private beta, said Tom Rizzo, a Microsoft group product manager.

Microsoft will be releasing more data about how SQL Server Reporting Services works, including some technical white papers and developer walk-throughs, Rizzo said. The public beta is scheduled for the fall and the service will be available by the end of the year; included with the SQL Server license. Customers will need a copy of Visual Studio .NET if they want a graphical user interface environment, Rizzo said.

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