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Archive for August 14th, 2009

Report Builder 3.0 August CTP Install Experience and Overview

Posted by denglishbi on August 14, 2009

So I tracked down the download for Report Builder 3.0 August CTP and went through the install to see what the big changes were.  Here are some screenshots of my installation experience:

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  138 MB required for install (compared to 86 MB with the Report Builder 2.0 installation – Report Builder 2.0 RTM install and overview)  
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Start Menu folder display the new splash screen New Map wizard available – same one that is in BIDS and I have screenshots in a previous posting which I list below
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Shows the new Map item available in the Data Regions list Shows the version number 10.50.1092.20 Updated tutorials that are included in the Report Builder 3.0 Help documentation – Creating a Map Report

Here is the full licensing terms message if you are interested:



Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you. If you are licensed to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, August Community Technology Preview (August CTP) software (the “software”), you may use this supplement. You may not use it if you do not have a license for the software. You may use this supplement with each validly licensed copy of the software.

The following license terms describe additional use terms for this supplement. These terms and the license terms for the software apply to your use of the supplement. If there is a conflict, these supplemental license terms apply.

By using this supplement, you accept these terms. If you do not accept them, do not use this supplement.

If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.

1.        SQL SERVER REPORTING SERVICES MAP REPORT ITEM. The software may include features that retrieve content such as maps, images and other data through the Virtual Earth (or successor branded) application programming interface (the “Virtual Earth API”) to create reports displaying data on top of maps, aerial and hybrid imagery. If these features are included, you may use these features to create and view dynamic or static documents for the sole purpose of testing the software with your programs. Such use may only be in conjunction with and through methods and means of access integrated in the software. You may not otherwise copy, store, archive, or create a database of the content available through the Virtual Earth API. You may not use the Virtual Earth API to provide sensor based guidance/routing, nor use any Road Traffic Data or Bird’s Eye Imagery (or associated metadata) available through the Virtual Earth API for any purpose. Your use of the Virtual Earth API and associated content is also subject to the additional terms and conditions at <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=21969>.

If you access the Reporting Services forums in the Resources it will bring you to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlreportingservices/threads where you can search for related issues or design questions you might have.  This is a great resource and I would highly suggest checking it out and even helping out and contributing to threadsNerd

Robert Bruckner did a couple of new postings on his blog in regards to the new Map Report Item that I would suggest checking out and I also did one recently – Mapping data with SSRS 2008 R2.

If you want to check out the new Report Builder 3.0 CTP2 it is available for download here:

SQL Server® 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0 : The download provides a stand-alone installer for Report Builder 3.0 that is specific for X86 only.

And you can access all of the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP downloads here:

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview

Make sure you post any feedback comments, issues, suggestions, etc. on the Microsoft Connect site here for SQL Server – https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/Feedback.


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