Recent whitepapers

I hope December is treating everyone well.

I wanted to post a quick summary of new resources related to some of the SSRS data sources.



Support for Teradata was added to SQL Server Reporting Services in 2008.  The focus of the work was on Report Model projects (vs Report Server Projects).

This white paper discusses the functionality in detail.  As noted in the document, the .Net provider is required and can be downloaded from Teradata.

Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services with the .NET Framework Data Provider for Teradata

The core Report Model support with Teradata was also implemented in the just released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for the 2005 version of SQL Server.  Note that some manual configuration is required to turn things ‘on’ as well as you need to install the .Net provider from Teradata.

Readme for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 and the actual Download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

Note: More details on configuring connectivity with Teradata’s .NET data provider can be found in Robert Bruckner’s blog posting.



Some updates to the functionality shipped with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  This included a toggle for showing technical names in the UI and support for SSO connectivity.  The recently published whitepaper covers these topics and has been re-written with additional background, getting started, and troubleshooting information.

Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services with SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence


Lastly, the higher level page for all the SQL Server 2008 white papers…

All SQL Server 2008 White Papers