SQL Reporting Services is Coming to Configuration Manager
In Configuration Manager 2007 R2, SQL Reporting Services is an available option for providing ConfigMgr administrators the management and inventory data they need to do their jobs and run their businesses. This offering is a 'side-by-side' offering along with what we will soon be calling legacy or classic reports. For some time, Systems Management Server (now Configuration Manager) has developed and maintained its own set of ASP reports and rendering capabilities. The time has now come to bow to the powerful and capable enterprise reporting platform that is SQL Reporting Services (part of the SQL BI line of products). This really makes sense for the Configuration Manager product to head in this direction. The integration of Reporting Services in R2 brings all of the great benefits of Reporting Services to the table for SCCM admins: Report rendering (in multiple formats), subscription-based delivery, snapshots, history, customizations and extensibility, scalable enterprise reporting, authoring, and more. Looking forward to getting this in the hands of customers soon. Look for R2 RC release later this summer and enroll for the open beta.