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…


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…


Reporting Services 2008 R2 Resources

SQL Server 2008 R2 was released to manufacturing on April 21, 2010.  You can read more about it here. RTM downloads already available:  Report Builder 3.0 RTM  SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Developer Trial Edition SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Express Edition with Advanced Services SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Documentation SQL Server 2008 R2…


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…


Report Design: Naming Excel Worksheets

One of the frequent feature requests for Reporting Services was to add the ability to define data-dependent names for worksheets when exporting to Excel. Reporting Services 2008 R2 adds this capability through a more general feature to name pages.  In Excel export, report page names determine the name of worksheets. The report item with the…


Report Design: Reset Page Number on Group

One of the frequent feature requests for Reporting Services was to add the ability to reset page numbers within the report, e.g. based on a change in the group value. Reporting Services 2008 R2 adds this capability through a more general feature to name pages, and define dynamic page breaks and optionally reset page numbers….


Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010, Access Services

Besides releasing Reporting Services in SQL Server 2008 R2, we were busy working on a number of improvements for the Reporting Services SharePoint Add-in as well. SharePoint 2010 Reporting Services Add-in The SharePoint 2010 pre-requisite installer now automatically guides you to download and install the Reporting Services 2008 R2 for SharePoint 2010 Add-in.  Btw, you…


Visual Studio 2010 Report Viewer Available

In case you missed it in the recent wave of SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Office release announcements, Visual Studio 2010 was released in mid April and includes significantly enhanced ReportViewer controls. In server mode, the ReportViewer control can connect to and leverage the features of SQL Server 2008 R2 report servers, as well as…


SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM

  SQL Server 2008 R2 was just released to manufacturing (RTM) today. You can read more details about the overall SQL Server 2008 R2 release here.   SQL Server 2008 R2 is a big release, with new “editions” (MSDN contains the detailed feature by edition matrix), and includes also significant enhancements in Reporting Services. I summarized many…


Reporting Services 2005 Resources

MSDN information aggregator site for Reporting Services 2005.  Important downloads for Reporting Services 2005: SP4: SQL Server 2005 SP4 Cumulative Update #3 (build 9.00.5266) SQL Server 2005 SP4 Cumulative Update #2 (build 9.00.5259) SQL Server 2005 SP4 Cumulative Update #1 (build 9.00.5254) SQL Server 2005 SP4 RTM, Express Edition RTM (build 9.00.5000) SP3: SQL Server 2005 SP3…