Session 4: Self-Service Data Visualization with Report Builder

Presented by: Stacia Misner

Running Time: 67 min

Let's face it. A team of professional report developers is hard-pressed to keep up with the information needs of business users. With some up-front planning, and some features built into SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), you can create a self-service BI environment that lets business users help themselves to a variety of data visualizations. With Report Builder, you can give more advanced users the freedom to build sophisticated reports, but provide training wheels for more intrepid users who want attractive reports without learning all the ins and outs of the tool. In this session, you'll learn how to create a self-service environment that lets users who have different skills connect to many different data sources (including Hadoop) without the need to write a query and to construct visualization reports by piecing together multiple pre-constructed report parts.