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Reporting Services WebParts Space Heats Up

Posted in Reporting Services | SharePoint at Monday, January 24, 2005 2:17 AM Pacific Standard Time

I haven't done much with the RsWebParts for since I released the last beta version (sorry if you've sent me email or posted questions in the comments, I've been too busy), but it looks like they are getting some more attention with the release of Reporting Services SP2 beta.

One thing that seems to have gone unnoticed is that the new version of BI Portal has been released [via Duncan and Patrick]. What does BIP have to do with Reporting Services WebParts? Well the BIP viewer can view Reporting Services Reports (and the BIP Viewer is a WebPart). It also has a Report Browser. In fact, the BIP viewer was the inspiration for the RsWebParts and you will even see that I borrowed some of my client side scripting from the BIP viewer.

So now there are 4 Reporting Services WebPart Packages (that I know of) so it will be intereting to see what happens next. I would expect the MS WebParts to come out on top unless they don't provide the functionality that people need. I would really like to continue working on the RsWebParts or at least get it out as an open source community project (especially since GotDotNet is so pathetic, right now the workspaces are down and there is no message explaining why or when things will be back).

What would you suggest? Should I create some kind of open source project for the SharePoint/Reporting Services community to extend? If so, how should I go about this?



Monday, January 24, 2005 3:11:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Microsoft offers two web parts with SQL Reporting Services SP2, but unfortunetly they are just an Iframe, what a dissappointment!
Monday, January 24, 2005 4:19:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
If the comment about the Microsoft web parts in SP2 is true, I think it is a good idea to continue development! We are very happy users of (a slightly modified version of) your web parts!
Friday, January 28, 2005 7:13:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Bryant Likes,
<br>Keep the good work man but just bear in mind to fix the security issue that your webpart has with Reporting services while SPS and RS are in different servers.not everyone can enable Kerebros in his/her organization.I was unable to get it work even on the same box when Reporting Services and SPS are on different Virtual directories.If these issues are solved I'm pretty sure that Microsoft won't be able to create such a webpart atleast till SP5 for Reporting Services:-).
<br>Why don't you use your weblog to share the source code then?
Friday, January 28, 2005 12:51:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I've posted my issue in the sourceForge.net
Reza Alirezaei
Monday, January 31, 2005 2:42:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
How would you create a ticket for a report server which has form based authentication and authorization for RS. I understand it would be a webpart which should be instantiated before all of your other RS webparts which would create the cookie. But can't figure out the implementation bit. Any ideas!!
Monday, January 31, 2005 3:57:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi, I wrote BIP. I also suggest you have a look at the BIP addin, it has the ability to bring Reports directly to Excel/Outlook/PPT/Word.
<br>If you want, the source code+ updates+community suppport can be found at a GotDotNet Workspace at <a target="_new" href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=40063240-4d29-42d6-a163-47dcdf2efcaa">http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=40063240-4d29-42d6-a163-47dcdf2efcaa</a>
Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:24:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thanks Tomer for all the good work!!! Watch this space ... if anyone thinks that Tomer's code base will not be commercialised and attempt to compete with the big boys you are all missing MS' strategy. Our job (according to MS) is to whinge on these forums so MS does not forget to add all the dressings to a commercialised product (otherwise they will get crucified in reviews). Keeping in mind that it will take >6 months for such a commercial product, you have the opportunity to reap the benefits of this great accelerator ... YOU GET THE SOURCE CODE!!! (oops MS). I am not a .Net geek but you guys are, so get busy and make some money. I will not ever look at this site again to do not expect me to respond to any further questions. Good luck people.
C'eh down under
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