Reporting Services for Windows SharePoint Services makes use of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, with the addition of a few key components that collect and store the data gathered by the monitoring system for long-term analysis. Standard reports, included as part of this component, help service providers:
- Evaluate system performance and make decisions about when to
add servers to increase system capacity.
- Review what service plans have been sold and track the success
of promotions by combining data from applicable databases,
including from the Provisioning component.
The Provisioning component enables the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, Web-based reports. Reporting Services supports a wide range of common data sources, such as OLE Database and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), as well as multiple output formats such as familiar Web browsers and Microsoft Office system applications.