Reporting Services 2005 and SVG?
I was poking around inside of some of the Reporting Services assemblies that ship with the newest CTP of Visual Studio .NET 2005 and there are a few interesting things in there. One thing that caught my eye is the inclusion of a Dundas.Charting.WebControl.SVG assembly. SVG has always looked great for charting within Business Objects Dashboard Manager, and I remember being excited when I heard that Reporting Services would utilize Dundas' charting controls since they output SVG natively. I wonder if we will see SVG charting exposed in Reporting Services 2005? It is also cool to see that the Web and WinForms client-side charting controls are already in place in the newest releases of Visual Studio, I can't wait to see how they will benefit us once we are able to develop against them. If you dig into them you can see that multi-value parameter functionality is included already, as is client-side printing and themes for the control.