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User Requirements for Web Service Development

To develop applications using the Report Server Web service, you need:

  • A deployment computer that has Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or higher, a network connection, and the ability to send requests using SOAP 1.1 and HTTP 1.1 protocols.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later installed on a computer with an Internet connection to and access to the report server.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio or the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK installed on a computer if you want to develop and deploy Reporting Services applications using the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • An in-depth understanding of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services features and capabilities.
  • A firm understanding of SOAP and XML Web services.
  • Development experience in a .NET Framework-compatible language such as Microsoft Visual C# or Microsoft Visual Basic, if you plan to use the .NET Framework as your development platform.