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newbie question - I've installed SSRS and am having a little play around. I don't understand what it's use really is though. Using SS Business Intelligence Dev Studio, i can connect to any of my SQL servers and build reports even though they don't have SSRS installed. So what's it's purpose? Is it just the web interface or is there more too it. I've done a little reading, but am not quite getting to grips with this service.

Thanks in advance.
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If you have ever used Crystal Reports, then you get an idea of what ssrs is used for.

It is used to serve up reports to the browser.

It is Microsoft's response to Business Objects.

You can build the report independently using as you stated BI GUI interface or you any programming language like .net to expose it to the browser.

This link gives you a lot more than I can explain here.

have a look:

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Butterfield_CaymanAuthor Commented:
thanks for the quick response
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