version control for SSRS report files

Hi Experts,

I would like to know if anyone has any opensource software or any good software they can recommend that i can use for version control. I have created a number of reports on different servers and then forgotten which was the last report I sent to client. I normally use visual studio but I only need to save the report file. But I have noticed that emailing reports without zipping can corrupt reports so need to make sure that what ever version control system i use it is not going to corrupt the report in anyway.
Many thanks C
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
You can use like TortoiseSVN or GIT

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Nicole LewisCommented:
Since each report is stored in a separate XML-based RDL file, Reporting Services projects play well with version control.
Vikas GargAssociate Principal EngineerCommented:
You can also you TFS for version control

You can create your ssrs project and MAP it with TFS which will keep track of each of your checked in changes in the Report
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
>then forgotten which was the last report I sent to client.
Does the client always have the most current version?

If your company does continuous work on SSRS reports after sending to a client, then the source control system may not always have info on what the client has, so you'll have to track it the old fashioned way on a spreadsheet somewhere.  

OR write the version number real small on the report so it's not abundantly noticeable, say the report footer in small-ish font, so it's easily identifiable.
bruskhickoryAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Deepak, GIT seems like the best fit for keeping track of my reports and also for our other applications not using Microsoft technology.
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