SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SR-1 Out!By Philip Miseldine
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Service Pack 1 is out today.
Biggest improvements have made to the report rendering engines, but, here’s an overview of the big changes in this release:
# Excel rendering extension has been improved and now supports viewing in Excel 97 and 2000.
# PDF rendering extension is more robust and has better performance.
# Chart control provides more control over display styles.
# References to external URLs (images and resources) from within a report are now supported.
# Data caching behavior for report preview is now supported.
# Newline in expressions is now supported.
# The style of the HTML Viewer toolbar can now be modified through a style sheet.
# New URL parameters offer more options for customizing report presentation at run time
# Report Manager proxy persists authentication cookies so that they can be used by custom security extensions.
# Hidden parameters are now supported.
# Temporary snapshots can be compressed as well as stored on the file system.
# Integrated security support for accessing report data sources can be disabled.