SQL Server 2008 RTM

  SQL Server 2008 was released to manufacturing (RTM) today (see press release).   You can download it on MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Subscriber Downloads.  Either search for SQL Server 2008 or navigate under Servers then to SQL Server 2008. SQL Server 2008 is a big release and includes very significant changes and enhancements in Reporting…

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Using Group Variables in Reporting Services 2008 for Custom Aggregation

Introduction SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS 2008) features an on-demand report processing engine.  This on-demand architecture has a number of key advantages over the processing engine design that existed in previous major releases.  The most significant benefits are vast improvements to report engine scalability and performance (you can read a bit more about it here).  Because of…

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Scale-Up Improvements in Reporting Services 2008

A few months ago, leading up to the release of RC0 of SQL Server 2008, I was involved in working with the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team.  They were investigating and comparing the scalability of Reporting Services 2005 and Reporting Services 2008, using common customer report scenarios and workloads.  A more detailed whitepaper is planned…

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Finally starting a blog …

I have been putting this off for a while.  But not out of concern with sharing myself in public – I’ve been posting on the net in various forums for years.  Anyone good with a search engine can find several thousand of my postings on public SQL Server newsgroups and the MSDN forums over the…

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