Northern Drive (SQL Server 2005 RTM)

As you have probably seen, SQL Server 2005 (aka Yukon) has shipped (you can download it on the MSDN subscription site). We had a little celebration Thursday afternoon on campus and it started me thinking about all of the things that have happened since we began this journey. Some random thoughts: I am in my…


Dead Letter Office (Etch A Sketch)

At the PASS Community Summit in Dallas last month, we had another “BI Power Hour” where we show some interesting technology demos using SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence. Not wanting to repeat myself, I decided to create a new demo. This time, I took inspiration from a favorite children’s toy and built the world’s first…


Western Culture (RS 2005 Webcasts)

Geoff Snowman just wrapped up a very cool webcast series on Reporting Services 2005, and it’s now available on demand. The list of sessions is available at


Horse Stories (Welcome, Bob)

Please welcome a new Reporting Services blogger to the block. Bobs’ Weblog will be a fountain of useful information from the principal developer behind the new Report Builder feature in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.