Enabling Great Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Experiences

No matter how many high quality reports you develop, your users will always want more.  They may want to change something on an existing report, do their own analysis on the same data, or create a brand new report altogether.  You have two choices: either you can spend all of our time meeting this never…

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Access SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cube Data With Familiar Tools

Now that you understand how to design and query Analysis Services cubes, this eighth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN describes how to access cube data from familiar tools like Reporting Services, Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Excel Services. Here’s an overview of the new unit:…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Publishing and Access Techniques

Now that you understand how to develop reports, the next step is to understand how to publish and access them from your applications.  This fifth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN will introduce you to this topic.  It also covers how to enable self-service reporting by…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Development

Do you need to develop rich, interactive reports as an integrated part of a business intelligence solution?  If so, then check out this fourth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN. In just a couple of hours you can learn how to start developing your first reports…

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SQL Azure Reporting CTP

Hey SQL Server Reporting Services developers, have you ever wished you could deliver Reporting Services capabilities without having to install, configure and maintain a Reporting Services instance on your own hardware?  Well your wish has come true with SQL Azure Reporting, a new cloud-based managed service that is part of the SQL Azure family hosted…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers Training Kit – January 2011 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers Training Kit January 2011 Update.  This is a great resource for developers, trainers, consultants and evangelists who need to understand the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 from a developer perspective. It contains a rich set of…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – April 2010 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit April 2010 update.  This update includes an additional unit of new content covering SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services improvements.    SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services offers a variety of improvements for developers, administrators and information workers…

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