New Mobile Report Publisher preview now available

We’re excited to announce that the latest preview of the Mobile Report Publisher was released last week and is now available for SQL Server 2016.  This latest release should be used in conjunction with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services RC3, released earlier this month. Download SQL Server 2016 RC3 Download Mobile Report Publisher (Public Preview 4)… Read more

SSRS Parameters, Authentication, and SharePoint Integration — Test Your Knowledge

We now have several SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 (SSRS) quizzes that you can use to test you knowledge about configuring parameters, authentication features, and integration with SharePoint. The quizzes include links to documentation related to each question. You can access the quizzes at http://quizapp.cloudapp.net/default.aspx?quiz=ssrs…. Read more

SQL Reporting – build a business using reports in the cloud

See how one company uses RDL reports, Windows Azure SQL Reporting, SQL Database, and SQL Data Sync to generate new revenue streams from existing tools and expertise. Cloud SAM is a software asset management service created by the Atea group. The service uses RDL and SQL Reporting to provide informative and actionable reports to subscribing… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

Today we are releasing SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around without upgrading… Read more

Natural Interaction and Microsoft BI

Today, Microsoft released the official Kinect for Windows SDK. Here is something we have been experimenting with here in the SQL Server BI product group that you might find interesting. A while ago, at SQL PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, WA, I demoed turning any random surface or wall into a touch screen using a single… Read more

SQL Server codename "Denali" CTP3, including Project "Crescent" is now publically available

This morning, Satya Nadella, President of Server and Tools Business group, announced during his keynote the public availability of the CTP3 of Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx One of the key scenarios for Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali” is the continuation of our self Service BI story which we introduced in SQL… Read more