Recently I had the opportunity to read the book SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints written by Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe and published by Packt Publishing.
First, I have to tell you that I am not a Reporting Services guy, I have much more knowledge on other topics such as Database Development, Performance Tuning, and so on. When I have heard about the opportunity to read this book I have thought it was a great opportunity to increase my knowledge on SQL Server Reporting Services, but the time is always short, so I needed a practical book that goes to the point quickly.
If I would describe you the book with only one adjective, absolutely I could tell you that this book is concrete and easy to read. There are many pictures in the book and the authors guide the reader, step-by-step, from the Definition of the Data Source for an SSRS Project up to the Reporting Services Best Practices and Transactional Replication topics.
The book covers all feature of SQL Server Reporting Services and provides you all information you need to start develop database reports with SSRS in a week. If you want to look inside the book you can download a sample chapter here and this is the table of contents:
- Chapter 1: Let's Breakdown the Numbers
- Chapter 2: Making a Good Impression
- Chapter 3: Getting Some Actions
- Chapter 4: Everything Looks Better with Charts
- Chapter 5: Location, Location, Locations!
- Chapter 6: Let's Get Analytical!
- Chapter 7: Sir, We're Ready to Deploy!
- Chapter 8: Beyond the Horizon!
- Appendix A: SSRS Best Practices
- Appendix B: Transactional Replication for Reporting Services
My preferred chapters are the 2, 4 and 5.
This book cannot missing in your digital or physical library!