SQL PASS Community Summit 2008 Presentation Links

Denny Lee and I presented on Wednesday at the SQL PASS Community Summit 2008 on Building SSRS 2008 Large Scale Solutions.  The slide deck is available for conference attendees at from the conference site. However, the format is PDF and during the transformation from PowerPoint to PDF many of the links were lost.  I have…


SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Components Package RC1 Availability

As part of this blog, I comment about Notification Services.  I wanted to provide you the following information about the availability of a pre-release SQL Server 2005 Notification Services components package.  If you have questions about SQL Server 2005 Notification Services, visit the SQL Server Notification Services Forum on MSDN.  You can help improve the…


SQL 2008 RTM – Where is Report Builder 2.0?

We’ve just released SQL Server 2008 (it feels great by the way!) and there have already been many e-mails asking us where to find Report Builder 2.0.  You can find an update on the release plan for Report Builder 2.0 on the main Reporting Services Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlrsteamblog/archive/2008/08/07/report-builder-2-0-release-plan-update.aspx Take care and good luck, -Lukasz


Reporting Services HTTP 401 (Unauthorized) – Host Headers require your attention

In a previous post, I talked about issues with repeated login prompts when trying to access either Report Server or Report Manager using your browser.  Recently, during an upgrade of our internal test server we identified a new type of HTTP 401 (Unauthorized) message.  This post provides a description of the problem and the solution.   …


SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Scalability

Much has been said up to now about the scalability work the Reporting Services team has done in the SQL 2008 version.  However, until now, there were no numbers to back up the architecture discussions.  The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) just released a Technical Note titled Scaling Up Reporting Services 2008 vs. Reporting…


Solving the Reporting Services Login issue in the February CTP of SQL Server 2008

I’ve seen customers run into authentication issues using the SQL Server 2008 February CTP of Reporting Services (you should all give it a try!). This post provides solutions and a detailed discussion of the underlying causes. The material in this post is applicable to all SSRS deployments, beyond the scope of solving the specific issue….


Finding Reporting Services Content faster

Hi everyone – I’ve been away from my blog for a little while.  However, now again I have some time to start blogging again. I get tons of customer questions over the course of a week. I’d like to share with you how I make my life easier by using Internet Explorer’s built-in search box…