SQL Server Reporting Services Report Manager XSS (Cross-Side Scripting) vulnerabilities fixed with the patches published in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-070 which is released today

This security bulletin article applies to the following SQL Server versions : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2 You can find…


Microsoft Navision: Why my Business Analytics (BA) Scheduler Job that I created using BA Configurator keeps on running and never ends ?

Microsoft Navision has its own nice Business Analytics (BA) Configurator tool to create scheduled operations. The technology used under the covers for this scheduled operations are our SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) runtime. Actually if you’re familiar with SSIS, you should noticed that the generated .dtsx file actualy is an SSIS package. One of our…


Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver for Linux V 1.0 is released :)

As you will remember, I had mentioned about Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver in my earlier blog post on October 24th, 2011. It is released 🙂 You can download Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver for Linux V 1.0 from the link below : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28160 Enjoy 🙂


SQL Server 2012 (codename Denali) – Virtual Labs are ready. Just click and start working on a pre-installed SQL Server 2012 virtual machines for free :)

Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Here’s a screenshot that I took to show…


SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS): Reporting Services in SQL Server 2012 (codename "Denali") will support XLSX, DOCX formats. Bye bye 65536 rows limit in XLS files ;)

If you hit to the 65.536 rows limitation in Excel  (97-2000) XLS file format, we have good news 🙂 As you know the 65.536 rows limit in an Excel sheet has been removed with Office 2007/2010 with the new Excel format XLSX. But SQL Server Reporting Services was lack of XLSX file export support. With…