Biz Intel Expanded in Microsoft's SQL Server

September 29, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

Microsoft (Quote, Chart) is expanding business intelligence capabilities in its database software with two free software service packs that augment the reporting capabilities in SQL Server 2000.

The packs were unveiled Wednesday at the annual 2004 Professional Association of SQL Server Community Summit in Orlando, Fla., where the company also updated attendees on product name changes and additional support within SQL Server division.

Kirsten Ward, lead product manager for SQL Server at Microsoft, said the report packs, or templates for commonly used reports, come as a result of the overwhelming success SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services has had since it launched last January -- more than 100,000 downloads.

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