Report Manager 2008 R2 August CTP Facelift
Posted by denglishbi on August 15, 2009
Still exploring around in the recently release SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP and this morning I am checking out the Report Manager interface.
Here are some before and after screenshots comparing 2008 and 2008 R2:
So you got to like the new UI changes. The context menus on the items is a great improvement and I also like how the current location is displayed in the Browser window title. Getting rid of the tabs was a nice improvement and making the report viewing area larger is nice also.
When I selected the new Export to Data Feed option when viewing a report it generated a .atomsvc file which I went ahead and opened. When I did this Excel 2010 fired up and the Gemini Add-In launched (I am currently evaluating the August CTP release). Gemini was actually able to consume the data feed and pull in the data from the chart and tablix data regions that were in the report. How cool is that
I would have to definitely give the Reporting Services Product Team some kudos for the new changes. Nicely done gang