Power View for Multidimensional Models Released!

I am excited about SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4 , released today, which provides the ability for customers to create Power View reports against their existing multidimensional models (a.k.a. cubes). SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4 contains a few additional enhancements to the “Power View for Multidimensional Models…


Power View and Reporting Services 2012 Book

Several projects kept me very busy over the past year. I will talk more about a few of these in subsequent postings now that some are publicly disclosed in the meantime. In this posting, I am very happy to announce the availability of “Professional Reporting Services 2012”. After the successful Report Design Recipes book focusing…


What’s New In Power View

Today SQL Server 2012 RC0 was released.  You can download it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28145.  This post summarizes much of the new functionality in Power View with RC0. Related information: TechNet page and TechNet wiki for Power View. Multiple Views in a Single Report You asked for it, and we are delivering it!  Power View reports now…


SQL Server Denali CTP3, Project Crescent

There are many new exciting capabilities in CTP3 for Reporting Services. More details can also be found on the Reporting Services Team blog, with a brief overview below. SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 is now available for download: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/  The feature pack for SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 is available as well: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26726 What’s new in Reporting…


Denali CTP1, Project Crescent

A number of announcements were made at today’s PASS conference keynote, including Parallel Data Warehouse and Project Atlanta.  Denali CTP1 is available for download now, and contains many enhancements across SQL Server.  As for Reporting Services, no major enhancements are including in Denali CTP1 yet. Ever since Reporting Services 2008 R2, we have been very…


SQL Azure Reporting

At today morning’s PDC 2010 keynote, SQL Azure Reporting was announced! SQL Azure Reporting enables developers to embed operational reports on information stored in a SQL Azure database, using ReportViewer in remote mode in your applications, with the cloud at your service, and no need to manage or maintain your own reporting infrastructure.  SQL Azure…


Reporting Services 2008 Service Pack 2

SQL Server 2008 SP2 provides a roll-up of previous cumulative updates and also contains enhancements for Reporting Services SharePoint integration. Report servers with SP2 can integrate with SharePoint 2010 products. SP2 also provides a new add-in for integrating with SharePoint 2007 products. In addition, the new add-in supports the integration of SharePoint 2007 products with…


Turn-Based Gaming Against AI in RS Reports (aka BI Power Hour 2009)

At the traditional annual “BI Power Hour” sessions several teams contributing to the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform show off their technology in a fun way.  It is about demonstrating, in perhaps unusual ways, of how business intelligence and various tools of the BI stack can be useful. In past years, Reporting Services made a number…


PivotViewer for Reporting Services

PivotViewer for Reporting Services makes it easier to interact with parameterized reports and large amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun.  You decide at runtime which subset of data you want to look at and what (meta)data you associate with each card.  You can now download a technology preview of PivotViewer…


Kerberos Authentication and SharePoint 2010

A new whitepaper for Configuring Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 products has just been released.  Section 4 of that whitepaper specifically explains identity delegation for Reporting Services.  The whitepaper also covers SQL Server Analysis Services, PowerPivot, Performance Point Services, Excel Services, and others.