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This page contains resources and information that will help you learn more about Windows Azure SQL Reporting. If you are already familiar with SQL Reporting and are looking for product documentation, news and events, or a list of additional resources, please visit the following sites:


Windows Azure SQL Reporting is a cloud-based service built on the Windows Azure platform, and based on Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) technologies. Unlike SSRS, which is a software product that you install and maintain, SQL Reporting is a service that is hosted on hardware in Microsoft datacenters. SQL Reporting takes care of provisioning and maintaining the hardware and software layer, freeing you to concentrate on report design and management. All you need to do is sign up for the service, get an invitation code, and add SQL Reporting to your existing Windows Azure subscription. For more information on SQL Reporting billing model, see Accounts and Billing in Windows Azure SQL Reporting.

In this release of  SQL Reporting, after you add Reporting to your existing Windows Azure subscription, you can do the following:

  • Publish reports from report server projects from SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS).
  • Write Visual Studio applications that include a ReportViewer control that points to reports hosted on SQL Reporting report servers. Applications can be developed for on-premise or Windows Azure platforms.
  • View published reports in a browser by supplying the credentials given to you by the report server administrator.
  • Manage report server contents programmatically through SOAP calls to the report server Web service management endpoint.  

Getting Started


Getting Started

Video    Introduction to SQL Reporting (PDC 2010)

Guidelines and Limitations

In Guidelines and Limitations:

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How To

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Report servers and reports SQL Reporting provides support for reports similar to SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services. For differences, review Guidelines and Limitations.

To learn more about SSRS, see the
SQL Server Reporting Services developer portal on MSDN.
Developing ReportViewer applications Windows Azure supports Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications that use a ReportViewer control to embed reporting.

For more information, see:
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Sample Description
Prerequisites Before You Begin in Getting Started with Windows Azure SQL Reporting

Tool Compatibility
in Guidelines and Limitations
Reports samples:

SQLAzureReportingPreview ReportSamples
Report data source: AnySQLAzureDatabase.rds

Reports: Column_Chart_Sales.rdl, Product_Sales_KPI.rdl, Store_Sales_in_New_York.rdl

Report data source: SQLAzure_AdventureWorksLT.rds

Reports: Product_Catalog_AWLTAz_2008R2.rdl, Product_Line_Sales_AWLTAz_2008R2.rdl
Windows Azure SQL Reporting ReportViewer-SOAP API usage sample  ReportViewerRemoteMode, displays reports published to a SQL Reporting report server URL that you provide.

SOAPManagement, shows how to call ListChildren, from the Web service proxy in ReportingService2010 endpoint, to display a list of published reports. For more information, see Windows Azure SQL Reporting ReportViewer-SO​AP API usage sample.
Windows Azure SQL Reporting Admin sample: SQLReportingAdmin Sample  The SQLReportingAdmin sample for Windows Azure SQL Reporting demonstrates the usage of SQL Reporting APIs, and manages (add/update/delete) permissions of SQL Reporting users. For more information, see Windows Azure SQL Reporting Admin Sample.
More information SQL Reporting Samples

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Feedback and Community

Technical Support Support
Forums For Windows Azure: Windows Azure Platform forums

For Windows Azure SQL Database:
Windows Azure SQL Database forum

For report authoring:
SQL Server Reporting Services forum

For ReportViewer:
Visual Studio Report Controls forum
Provide feedback Feedback for SQL Reporting
Blogs Windows Azure SQL Database Team Blog
SQL Database Announcements Windows Azure SQL Database Development Center on MSDN
Windows Azure Announcements Windows Azure Development Center on MSDN
SQL Database account portal Windows Azure and Windows Azure SQL Database Platform Management Portal
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