This chapter provided a high-level overview of SSRS features. It started by introducing you to some end-user tools. From there, it showed how different SSRS features can be leveraged in the report development life cycle. Finally, it concluded with a discussion about the different editions of SSRS and how it is licensed.
The following chapters build on the content covered here, and delve into the capabilities of SSRS reports and into the architecture of SSRS. Chapter 6, "Installing Reporting Services," concludes Part I, with a discussion about different installation scenarios and how to install SSRS.