Improve the Performance of Reporting Services Parameterized Reports

Summary If you’ve ever developed SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 reports with more than a just few parameters then you may be aware that those reports may take a while to load.  This post will reviel a few tricks and work-arounds I’ve discovered while delivering similar reports.  The information reflects not only my own…

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Part 1: Create a Hyper-V Host Using Boot-to-VHD

Introduction The advent of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 brought with it a fantastic new capability that greatly enhances our experience with creating lab and test environments: Boot to Virtual Hard Disk (Boot-to-VHD).  Unlike VirtualPC virtual machines, “Boot to VHD” VM’s utilize underlying hardware resources directly rather than via emulation, and this translates into…