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I need to use BIDS but don't know if I have it

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I have vs2008 and vs2010 (have unloaded vs2005) and MS SQL Server Management Studio 2008 yet nothing jumps out at me to say I have BIDS.Where do I look?  What does it look like?  Is there tutorials to show all this?How will I know if I have it installed?Thanks in anticipation.

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