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SQL Server Reporting Services Service Pack Released!

Posted in Sql and Xml | Reporting Services at Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time

You can get it here.

SP1 includes a variety of improvements to the inital product release. Documentation for this release is provided in the SP1readme_lang.htm file which can be downloaded below or found in the Reporting Services installation directory after Setup is complete

Key Functional Enhancements

  • 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.

Very cool! The chart control feature was really needed.

Monday, September 26, 2005 12:07:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
unless I'm brain dead (which is totally possible) there isn't anything in the documentation for Report Services (where I searched for hidden parameters) or online on how to use hidden parameters.
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