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New Data Visualization Options in Report Builder 3.0

There is a new Report Builder, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Report Builder 3.0

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In my book 'Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' I dealt mostly with reports that can be authored using Report Builder 2.0.

A complete chapter from the book on Report Builder 2.0 is freely available at the two following links:

Learning SQL server Reporting Services 20089 - Part 1

Together with SQL Server 2008 R2 Nov-CTP there is a new Report Builder, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Report Builder 3.0 which is available as a standalone download from this location.
It can be installed using either wizards or from the commandline. You could also choose to configure it to work with a report server in native mode, or with a report server running in integrated Sharepoint mode.

I took a first look at it installing in native mode to my SQL Server 2008 R2 NoV-CTP Hodentek3\Kumori. When I open the Report Builder 3's UI, I see a number of data visualization options that were not available in Report Builder 2.0.

Here is a screen shot of the UI with the new items. In additions to Charts and Gauges, there are several other interesting options.

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.