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SQL Server Reporting services - just learning

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I want to brush up on SSRS on my own using my laptop.  What is the bare minim that I would have to have software wise in order to begin using this technology?
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by:Jim Horn
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SQL Server + SQL Server Data Tools for the BI stack (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS).

Which version of SQL are you on?
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I download the free SQL server 2012.
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In that case, download and install SQL Server Data Tools 2012 - BI
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OK, great.  After I am done with that will I access the BI stack (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) from within SQL Server MS?
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Also, does it make a difference that the only version of visual studio I have is 2008 pro?
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Correct, and doesn't matter.
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So, now that i have that dowloaded where do i go in SSMS to start creating reports?
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