Report Builder 3.0, November CTP

A small stand-alone MSI for Report Builder 3.0, November CTP, is now available for download here.  For a list of feature additions in November CTP, please refer to my previous blog post.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP – What’s New In Reporting Services?

The November CTP download is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The public download is available here.  The feature pack download is now also available and includes Report Builder 3.0 as well as the RS add-ins for SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. The Data Platform Insider blog provides an overview of what’s new in CTP…

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See You at PASS 2009 Summit

The PASS Community Summit 2009 is a don’t-miss event for Microsoft SQL Server professionals. Whether you are a database administrator or a business intelligence professional, I believe you will benefit from the most up-to-date and comprehensive SQL Server knowledge available. In addition to SQL Server MVPs and numerous SQL Server gurus, there will be many…

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Report Viewer in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for public download!  This beta provides many new features, including an updated  ReportViewer control.  Beta 2 contains several important updates for the ReportViewer, such as using ASP.Net AJAX internally, supporting RDL 2008 features (tablix, rich text, gauge, etc.) in local mode, Word export, and better cross browser…

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Reports As Data Feeds for PowerPivot

Donald Farmer explains in this one minute video how report data feeds (“the orange button”) are simply great data sources for further analysis in PowerPivot.  You get the benefits of both, Reporting Services as platform with all its reporting and management features (e.g. role-based security, cache refresh) and PowerPivotas powerful analysis tool. Enjoy!

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SharePoint Integrated Mode

Chris Alton’s whitepaper on Reporting Services SharePoint Integration Troubleshooting is now available on MSDN.  It provides a great set of configuration tips, diagnosis, and troubleshooting instructions. The following two older Reporting Services 2005 SharePoint Integrated Mode related whitepapers are still available: Reporting Services 2005 SP2 SharePoint Integration Overview Reporting Services 2005 SharePoint Integration Troubleshooting Enjoy!

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Report Builder 3.0, August CTP

A small stand-alone MSI for Report Builder 3.0, August CTP, is now available for download here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=160384 Download packages for SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e19689bd-38dd-46c4-8645-f58ca4d61d1f Enjoy!

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RS Maps with ESRI Shapefile

In a previous post, I demonstrated how to use a SQL Server spatial query as source for geospatial visualizations.  ESRI Shapefile is another type of spatial data supported in Reporting Services Maps in SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP. There are a number of free ESRI shapefile data sources available for download on the web,…

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RS Maps with Spatial Data and Bing Maps

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP includes map visualization functionality in Reporting Services, as briefly described yesterday.  In this posting, I’m going to provide an introduction of how to use spatial data and Bing Maps with Reporting Services Maps.  The attachment of this posting includes the final report so you can try it out yourself…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP – What’s New In Reporting Services?

The August CTP download is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The public download is now also active here. The Data Platform Insider blog provides an overview of what’s new in this first public CTP release for SQL Server 2008 R2.  If you are reading my blog, you are probably interested in knowing what’s new…

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