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.


Reporting From Analysis Services Data

The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team published a new technical case study on Analysis and Reporting Services, Design and Implementation.  You can read the summary here, as well as download the full 55 page document. Among other topics, the case study explains how to use so-called server aggregates in reports calculated by Analysis Services, report…


Kerberos Troubleshooting

Adam Saxton posted his great Kerberos troubleshooting guide, which covers both Reporting Services in native mode as well as SharePoint integrated mode configurations: If you are specifically troubleshooting Kerberos with a Reporting Services 2008 deployment, you may also want to check out the following whitepaper: Update (July 18): A new whitepaper for Configuring…


Debugging Custom Extensions with Visual Studio 2010

If you are developing custom extensions for Reporting Services (such as a data processing extension, delivery extension, security extension, rendering extension, report definition customization extension) with Visual Studio 2010, you have to make sure you compile the extension for the .NET 2.0/3.5 CLR because current versions of Reporting Services run in the 2.0/3.5 CLR, and…


Reporting Services 2008 Resources

Get an overview and the latest information on Reporting Services 2008 at the MSDN aggregation page for Reporting Services!  Research and ask questions on the updated MSDN forums for Reporting Services. Important downloads for Reporting Services: SP2: Report Builder 2.0 (SP2 Download)for Reporting Services 2008 (build 10.00.4000)  SQL Server 2008 SP2 Cumulative Update #3 (build 10.00.4279) SQL Server 2008…