Attending SQL PASS Community Summit This Week

This is just a quick note to let people know that I’m attending the SQL PASS Community Summit this week. Here’s a summary of where you can find me if you have some questions regarding data visualization or SQL Server Reporting Services, or if you’d just like to stop by and say "hello".    Should be…

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SSRS and Microsoft Chart Control How To: Change the Width of Bars and Columns

Every once and I while I get asked this question, and it fits nicely with a series I’ve been planning to blog on what you can do with custom attributes in charts in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  The question is, "How do I change the width of the bars and columns on the charts?". …

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Silverlight Charts Are Now Available with the Silverlight Toolkit!

Today, at PDC, the release of the Silverlight toolkit was made available.  Included in this release, is a preview version of a charting control that was produced as a collaborative effort between the Silverlight controls and SQL Server Reporting Services team.  This initial release includes support for the following chart types: Bar Line Pie Column…

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Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 Released!

This is just a quick post to help spread the word that the Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 are now publicly available.  A big congrats to the team! Here are some useful links Downloads 1. Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – This installs the ASP.NET and Windows Forms Controls.  The…

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How To: Build Sparkline Reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

This is my first post in what I hope is a long series of how to’s related to data visualization.    For my first post I’m going to demonstrate how you can add sparklines to your SSRS reports.  Below is a screenshot of what a sparkline may look like in SSRS.    Sparklines are effectively miniature…

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