Reporting Services Books

A short list of my personal recommendations for the latest Reporting Services books.  Disclaimer: I read all these books, and in most cases performed partial or complete technical reviews of the contents, and provided material contributions to some.   Reporting Services 2012 books: Professional Reporting Services 2012 with Power View by Paul Turley, Robert M. Bruckner, Thiago Silva, Ken…


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.


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…


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!


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!


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,…


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…


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…


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…