•Some reported drop-down issues, for example, if you have more than 6 parameters. In this case, you might want to consider PowerPivot. I will look at this later on in the current series.
•Vertical text does not render properly. In any case, are you sure that you need to use it?
•Calendar control issues
How is it possible to view Reporting Services on an iPad? One option is to use MobiWeave, which displays SQL Server Reporting Services reports. It’s possible to download an evaluation copy from the MobiWeave site. Here are the main features:
- Download and View Reporting Services Reports from multiple reporting servers
- Supports SSRS in SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- It also supports Azure SSRS in Native and Sharepoint modes with SSL
- Parameters support – remember that this requires specific ways of interacting on the iPad
- Interactive mode which supports Drill down and Drill through reports
- Bookmarks and History will also work
As a Windows fan ( I can’t wait until I get my hands on a Surface!) I like Blue Granite Nitro. Blue Granite uses XML-formatted data to produce dashboards and reports. The XML data is generated using an application server, such as SQL Server Reporting Services. This tool is available from the Zune MarketPlace (how I love saying that!), and you can take a look here.
These solutions might be a good option for people who don’t have SharePoint but still want mobile business intelligence.
Next up, we will look at the various options for mobile Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 Preview. I’m a SharePoint fan so it’s next up! I look forward to your comments.