Reporting Services: PDF Renderer FAQ

Fonts Have you first looked at our ‘Designing for PDF Output’ documentation? Reporting Services 2000: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa178934(SQL.80).aspx Reporting Services 2005: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159713.aspx Reporting Services 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159713(SQL.100).aspx What is the difference between a character and a glyph? A glyph is a specific graphical rendering – like A, A, or A of a given character – A. Why do I…

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Learning Chinese

Below is a collection of resources I’ve been using as I try and learn Mandarin.  Do you have other suggestions to add to the list? http://www.mandarintools.com/ This site has a good Chinese/English dictionary along with some pronounciation sound clips. http://www.zhongwen.com/ Good character information plus other goodies like books in Chinese. http://www.xuezhongwen.net/ Another Chinese/English dictionary with…

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Virtualization Notes

Notes on making virtual machines run faster inside of VirtualPC/Virtual Server Make sure the VHD and any undo disks are on a different disk than the host OS. If this VM will only be run by VS, use SCSI instead of IDE drives as described here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8D71F23D-0380-4C2F-81DF-6F96ABE05493&displaylang=en Changes to make in the guest OS: Remove temp…

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Stuff I ...

   … wouldn’t want to live without OneNote Awesome tool to help that helps keep me organized.  I love this app! Excel Best tool for data analysis out there – hands down. Visual Studio I resisted Visual Studio for a long time – even going so far as to write my own editor at one point. …

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