Microsoft has rolled out the first service pack for its SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services business intelligence application.
The software giant said Reporting Services Service Pack 1 (SP1) increases functionality, performance and security of the business reporting application, which was launched in January 2004.
Key features of the service pack include support for exporting reports to Excel 97 and 2000, together with improvements to the PDF rendering extension for pagination and matrix performance.
It also improves control over series and data point styles in charts, said Microsoft.
"With Reporting Services, very little training or programming is required to quickly deploy simple tabular reports or even more complicated drill-through and drill-down reports," said Rod Bautista, senior database administrator at Allianz Dresdner Asset Management, in a statement.
"This saves us time and money and enables us to author reports more efficiently."
Since its launch in January, there have been more than 75,000 downloads of Reporting Services.
SQL Server 2000 customers can download Reporting Services SP1 free of charge here.
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