Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (What's up with Report Builder?)

Hopefully, you have gotten a chance to work with the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. But if you have, you may be a bit puzzled by the report design options in the CTP. Specifically: Report Builder looks just like it did in SSRS 2005. Report Designer is hosted in the VS 2005…

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Everybody (Why Leave IIS?)

If you have gotten a chance to try an early build of SQL Server Reporting 2008 Reporting Services, you know that one of the changes in the product is the removal of the Internet Information Services (IIS) dependency. I have gotten some questions about the motivation behind this change so I thought I would give…

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When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Thoughts from TechEd)

Last week I attended TechEd in Orlando, Florida. Here are my thoughts on the event. This year was TechEd’s 15th anniversary. I realized on the way down that I was attending my 10th consecutive TechEd. When I started attending, TechEd was about 2,000 or so people. This year, TechEd had over 13,000 people attending 480 Breakout…

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Dreamy (Reporting Services at TechEd)

Unlike previous years, I decided not to attend the first day of TechEd. This means that I missed BobMu’s keynote but you can read about the details from many of the TechEd bloggers. If you read the press release from TechEd today, we announced the official name for the next release of SQL Server – SQL…

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Sky Blue Sky (MS BI Conference Notes)

Wow, what a show! I spent this week recovering from the first ever Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference. Conferences in downtown Seattle are always fun because I live in Seattle and don’t have to cross the bridge to get to the Microsoft campus. I’d like to thank all of the folks that came up and told…

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Watusi (SSRS Management Tools Changes for Katmai)

For Katmai we are considering the removal of namespace management (folders, reports, data sources, models) from the Reporting Services Add-in for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). In other words, we are considering removing the ‘Home’ folder under the Reporting Server node in SSMS. Why the change? Customer feedback and usage data indicates that Report Manager and/or SharePoint…

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