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…

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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…

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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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Multi-Player Gaming in RS (aka BI Power Hour 2008)

At the traditional annual “BI Power Hour” sessions, several teams that contribute 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…

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SQL Server 2008 R2, Tech Ed 2009

I have been pretty busy lately – working on SQL Server 2008 R2, which is the official name for the next release, formerly known as SQL Server ‘Kilimanjaro’.   Earlier today at the Tech Ed 2009 Conference, Thierry D’hers demonstrated one of the many projects I have been working on recently – it is our cool…

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Speaking at SQL Server Energy Conference

The SQL Server Energy 2008 Conference takes place in Vienna, Austria, on November 25th and 26th.  The conference covers a broad spectrum of SQL Server 2008 technologies, and provides great information on how to make the most effective use of new features. Speakers include well-known industry experts such as Rafal Lukawiecki, Al Comeau, Itzik Ben-Gan, Dejan Sarka,…

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See You at PASS Summit …

The PASS Community Summit 2008 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 – take a look at the session grid. In addition to SQL Server MVPs and numerous SQL Server…

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Reporting from Data in the Cloud (aka SSRS and SDS at PDC)

One of the demos shown at Monday’s PDC keynote by Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia was Reporting Services with data stored in SQL Data Services (SDS) in the cloud.  Besides the keynote, there are several more sessions throughout PDC featuring Reporting Services – building those demos was a lot of fun! How did we do this?  We built a…

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See You at Business Intelligence Conference 2008 …

  The 2nd Annual Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference has lots of great information and networking opportunities to offer!  If you are there, I recommend to attend several of the Reporting Services breakout sessions, chalk talks, and hands on labs offered throughout the conference.  It provides you the latest on Reporting Services 2008 and future directions, opportunities to…

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