Reporting Services has had a major overhaul in SQL Server 2008. At the backend the architecture has been completely changed to make it faster and easier to manage. A new data grid, tablix, allows for the design of more complicated reports and the charting has also been significantly improved. The best news for developers and DBA's is the new report designer tool which can be used by end users and IT professionals alike to get access to all of the functionality of reporting services from an office style application.