Microsoft Gets Data Into the Right Hands

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-03-15 Print this article Print

Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services add-on delivers data in a variety of ways, including Web services.

For many companies, creating useful reports from databases and enterprise applications is only the first step. The more pressing problem is getting these reports into the hands of those who need them. And thats where eWEEK Labs found the main benefit of Microsoft Corp.s SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services, which provides a flexible, simple means for businesses to deploy interactive and attractive reports to the Web and as Web services and which doesnt limit itself to data in SQL Server.

Click here to read the full review of SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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