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  • Is it just me, or has there been absolutely zero progress made towards making reporting services cross browser compatible with the SQL 2012 release?

    The typical answer to the cross browser compatibility question is 'use internet explorer', I know - but we're facing a user community that is more and more inclined to either NOT use IE, or not able to use IE due to running on iPad or Mac OSX, or a plethora of mobile platforms. Other reporting solutions we have in our environment (like Cognos) are able to run on multiple platforms to some degree - why not SSRS?

    Monday, February 13, 2012 7:49 PM

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  • Hi,

    Internet Explorer is recommended if you want to use all the available report functionality. Although you can use other browsers to view a report, Internet Explorer for Windows is the only browser that is guaranteed to support the complete set of features for working with reports.

    Follow this link for the supported/unsupported feartures in other browsers.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156511(SQL.90).aspx

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:51 AM
  • The detailed list for various Reporting Services components and supported browsers for SQL Server 2012 RTM is available here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156511(v=sql.110).aspx

    HTH,
    Robert


    Robert Bruckner   http://blogs.msdn.com/robertbruckner
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:04 AM
  • Hi,

    Internet Explorer is recommended if you want to use all the available report functionality. Although you can use other browsers to view a report, Internet Explorer for Windows is the only browser that is guaranteed to support the complete set of features for working with reports.

    Follow this link for the supported/unsupported feartures in other browsers.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156511(SQL.90).aspx

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    Please mark as answer if helpful

    That's is exactly what I was referring to in my original post - it's almost like a form answer when someone asks about cross browser compatibility, and it's a link from 2006 no less! At least the link from Robert is more up to date, but still when one looks at the report manager section:

    'To run Report Manager and use Report Manager to view reports, you must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher and scripting must be enabled'

    No other browsers whatsoever supported, and this is essentially what every single one of our users is going to see the most. Power View supports other browsers, the Report Viewer supports other browsers, Silverlight supports other browsers - why can't the report manager? It's not as if it's more complex than Power View or the ReportViewer.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:27 PM
  • Yes, Report Manager does remain IE-only and doesn't support the other browsers (Firefox and Safari) that most other Reporting Services components support. As a result, one of the benefits of SharePoint mode over Native mode is that it doesn't share this limitation. We've also had to invest recently to ensure reports render correctly in Standards mode (which SharePoint uses) and to bring performance to parity with Native/Quirks mode.

    As for mobile devices, see this blog post for our roadmap for mobile device support: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlrsteamblog/archive/2011/10/13/power-view-pass-and-mobile.aspx. The roadmap includes extending support to certain mobile devices, including iPad, for certain components.


    Program Manager, SQL Server Reporting Services

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:24 PM