Embed paginated reports into ASP.NET web apps using the Report Viewer 2016 control

Thanks to Rhys Schmidtke, Senior Software Engineer, for contributing content to today’s post. With SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, we introduced several modernizations with various types of users in mind – from a new web portal and modern browser support for report viewers, to new chart styles for report designers, to Visual Studio 2015 and… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Report Builder update now available

The SQL Server Reporting Services team is pleased to announce the first update for SQL Server Report Builder 2016 is now available in the Download Center. Download SQL Server Report Builder 2016 This aligns Report Builder with the new rapid release schedule you’ve seen other products like SQL Server Data Tools follow, allowing us to get product… Read more

SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen now generally available

Today’s post is from Christopher Moncayo, a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft BI team and previously a member of the Datazen team. Today, we’re excited to announce that the SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen is now generally available in the Download Center. Download SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen This application is designed… Read more

Introducing a new Github Repository and PowerShell scripts for Reporting Services

Today’s post is from Parth Shah, an engineer on the Reporting Services team here at Microsoft. The Reporting Services team would like to announce our new GitHub Repository (https://github.com/Microsoft/Reporting-Services). We started this new repository to provide a central location where all of us can collaborate and share in a simple, easy and effortless manner. By creating a public… Read more

Mobile Report Publisher update for July now available

The July 2016 update of the Mobile Report Publisher is now available for SQL Server 2016 with over forty bug fixes and optimizations included with this release. Download SQL Server 2016 Download Mobile Report Publisher Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 (x86) (if prompted) Download Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 (Recommended)… Read more

Manually configuring Power BI integration in Reporting Services

SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services bridges the cloud and on-premise gap by enabling customers that make use of both Power BI and Reporting Services to keep track of key data by pinning visuals from Paginated Reports to their Power BI dashboard. Visuals pinned to Power BI dashboards are updated with fresh data regularly, and users… Read more

Deliver reports via email using an email server outside your network

Today’s post is from Sundeep Meda, an engineer who’s been working on Reporting Services and other BI products here at Microsoft since 2010. As part of SQL Server 2016 we introduced a new feature to support delivering reports via email using an SMTP server outside your network. Previously, the only way you could authenticate to… Read more

SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen Preview now available

Today, we’re happy to announce the preview version of the SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen is now available from the Download Center. Download SQL Server Migration Assistant for Datazen This application is designed to help organizations migrate their existing Datazen Server content, including dashboards and KPI’s, to a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services server…. Read more

Export reports to PDF with improved support for international text

Today’s post is from Andre Milbradt, an engineer who’s been working on Reporting Services and other BI products here at Microsoft since 1999. For SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services we made a set of improvements to our PDF Renderer targeted at our international customers. Some of them were long-standing feature requests like copy/paste support for… Read more

Passing user names to Analysis Services with personalized connection strings in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services

Today’s post is from Kay Unkroth, a program manager who’s been working on Reporting Services and Analysis Services here at Microsoft since 2010. A common challenge in Microsoft SharePoint environments configured for claims-based authentication at the front-end concerns the delegation of user identities to backend data services requiring Windows authentication, such as Microsoft SQL Server… Read more