Report Builder 3.0 RTM

The Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 was released for download earlier this week, and includes PowerPivot for Excel 2010, as well as Report Builder 3.0! The stand-alone download package for Report Builder 3.0 is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d3173a87-7c0d-40cc-a408-3d1a43ae4e33 You can read about several of the new features and scenarios enabled with Report Builder…

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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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