In Report Builder 2.0 one can open a report to edit and redeploy via a dialog that exposes the (rights-visible) Reporting Services catalog. This makes it easy to bring up a deployed report for editing.
In Visual Studio Reporting Services BI tools, you can’t. What you can do is first export the report by navigating to the report properties in Report Manager (General tab) click the “Edit” link, and save the report to an RDL file. Next, you have to “Add Existing Item” to the project and point to the saved RDL report. Why can’t the BI tools do the same as Report Builder 2.0?
In Report Builder 2.0 one can choose the Data Source by browsing the Reporting Services catalog.
In Visual Studio Reporting Services BI tools, you can’t. When you create a new BI project the BI tools should prompt for the RS catalog as it does with a CLR project. This way, when a new report project is created the developer could choose from a list of cataloged Shared Data Sources. This would preclude the need to guess at or research the shared data source name when creating a new report project.