Some help with Report Builder 2.0 ClickOnce

While Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 did add support for Report Builder 2.0 ClickOnce, not all of the instructions have made it online yet.   The following should help users get going until the online content has all been published. Report Builder 2.0 is made available in three ways: 1. Standalone .MSISee existing download page… Read more

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.   Teradata 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… Read more

Building the new builder.

As you have likely read through various avenues, including the past several CTP releases of SQL Server 2008, the SQl Server Reporting Services team has been working on the next phase of our Report Builder application.  The new end user report authoring tool for SQL Server 2008 is Report Builder 2.0 and you can download… Read more

I command thee…

A, not uncommon request from SQL Server Reporting Services customers is the ability to use command line switches wtih Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) like you would with a standardout of the box Visual Studio experience.  Well, I am happy to say, we have done some work in this area for SQL Server Reporting Services 2008,… Read more

Wrapping up…

Well, the blog has not been that active, no doubt about it.  However the main reason is the team has been working hard on the final features that will be in SQL Server 2008.  We also were working hard to understand and act on the great feedback we recieved from the Feb 2008 CTP.  If… Read more

Webcast: Rich Report Design with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Just a quick note about an upcoming Webcast you may find interesting. TechNet Webcast: Rich Report Design with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Level 200) Audience(s):  IT Professionals.  Duration:  60 Minutes  Thursday, November 01, 2007 1:00 PM Pacific Time Registration and more details can be found at.. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032354775&Culture=en-US  Enjoy!!… Read more

Some things begin to gel with SQL 2008 RS…

I had hesitated posting anything about the July CTP (Community Technology Preview) for SQL 2008 (Katmai) as there was so much already out there.  However, looking back it seems like an injustice to the hard work of our team to not post and insure as many as possible know the RS team is hard at… Read more

Please do not ask me again ‘does the query include…..’

As we all know the slightest change in the query underneath a report can drastically change the report results.  The consumers of your report may be full of lots of questions..and constantly… ‘Are you including sales from the previous month too?’  ‘Is that only for balloon parties for kids < 8?’  For some cases, it even… Read more

Another Sample For Conditionally Formatting text.

There are several exmaples out there showing how to conditionally format text.  Some are hard to find so I thought I would post another since I had recently created it for another reason.  By ‘conditionally’ I am refering to change the text color or back ground color based on some field value or comparison. The… Read more

SQL 2005 Sp2

Download Page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=d07219b2-1e23-49c8-8f0c-63fa18f26d3a&DisplayLang=en Whats new for Reporting Services in SP2: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/B/5/2B5E5D37-9B17-423D-BC8F-B11ECD4195B4/WhatsNewSQL2005SP2.htm#BKMK_ReportingServices  … Read more